Last week, the entertainment and business law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp launched Ooh Law Law, a blog about fashion law. Targeted for fashion industry executives and legal professionals involved in the fashion industry, the blog promises to provide regulatory news, legal updates and business insights for fashion industry executives.
That news reminded me of another fashion law blog I’d once written about, CaseClothesed, which is written and edited by law students at New York Law School. That got me wondering just how many blogs there are that cover fashion law. As is so often the case, once I started to look around, I was surprised by how many I found.
Here are at least some of the blogs covering fashion law. If you know of others that I missed, drop a comment below.
A Preponderance of Fashion. This anonymously written blog is described as a “fashion law and career fashion blog by petite top law school graduate.” We may not know her name, but we do know her height: 61 inches.
asian.fashion.law. The founder of this blog, P Patricia Adams-Haywood, is a fashion lawyer living in Asia. Her blog seeks to be a portal and a conduit for all things fashion and the laws and regulations governing that industry in Asia.
B.A.F.F.L.E.D. This blog is written by Victoria Watkins, legislative attorney for the city of Chicago. Watkins describes herself as someone with “a passion for fashion, love for law, and energy for entertainment.” The blog covers business, fashion, law, entertainment, health, social issues and more.
Canada Fashion Law. The author of this blog is Ashlee Froese, a branding lawyer at Gilberts LLP whose practice encompasses trademarks, copyright and domain name law. Froese describes herself as having “a passion for the business, law and beauty of fashion.”
Counterfeit Chic. Susan Scafidi, the author of this blog, is a professor at Fordham Law School and academic director of its Fashion Law Institute. According to her biography, she is the first professor every to offer a course in fashion law. The blog covers law and fashion and is “especially about the culture of the copy within the multi-billion dollar global clothing and textile industry.”
Fashion & Apparel Law Blog. The law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton publishes this blog, covering the legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and beauty industries.
Fashion Cloture. Washington, D.C., attorney Kenya Wiley writes this blog, which is dedicated to keeping the fashion industry informed of emerging political and public policy issues impacting the business of fashion.
FashionEntLaw.com. This blog provides commentary on fashion and entertainment law issues. It is written by Uduak Oduok, a lawyer with the Ebitu Law Group, which has offices in San Jose and Sacramento, Calif.
Fashion Law Blog. The law firm Fox Rothschild publishes this blog, which is written by Staci Jennifer Riordan, chair of the firm’s Fashion Law Practice. Topics covered include intellectual property, licensing and the fashion business.
Fashion Law Center. This blog describes itself as seeking “to inform and educate interested parties about the new legal speciality” of fashion law. Contributors include lawyers, law professors and law students. The blog is edited by Guillermo Jimenez, a lawyer and professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Fashion Law Notes. This blog is written by Mina Kaway, an IP attorney in Los Angeles. Topics range from IP and licensing to contracts and counterfeiting.
Fashion Legallaire Fashion Law Blog. This is the blog of Stephanie Idio, a lawyer in Houston.
Law of Fashion. This blog is written by Charles Colman, a lawyer in New York City whose practice includes fashion law. He covers case law, legislative developments and other news.
Law of Fashion. Although this blog shares a name with the preceding blog, the two could not be more different. Yes, the author of this blog, Lynsey Eaton, is a lawyer. But she does not write about law. Rather, she writes about, well, fashion — clothes, make-up, shopping, and that kind of stuff.
The Center for the Study of Fashion, Law and Society. According to the About section of this site, the center is slated to officially launch in January 2014 as a think tank and education resource focused on the nexus of fashion and law. For now, it provides a period digest of news stories about fashion and law. The site describe’s Charles Colman’s Law of Fashion blog, described above, as affiliated with the center.
The Fashion Law. This site describes itself as “one of the leading authoritative sources dedicated to the field of fashion law and the business of fashion. It is written by Julie Zerbo, who started it as a law student at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.
Wigs and Gowns. This UK blog describes itself as the UK and Ireland’s definitive guide to fashion law. Written by Elaine O’Connor, it tracks fashion law news and legal information.
Yoo Hoo Darling. Mariessa Terrell, an IP and fashion-law attorney in Washington, D.C., writes this blog, where she covers “the day to day business problems of the fashion and beauty industries.”