Fashion & Design

08 Mar 2022

What is fashion & Design?

Fashion & Design is the branch par excellence where innovation and creativity are central. Designers are busy every day designing and creating new products, accessories or clothing. Some designs are so good that copycats are only too happy to make use of them. Are you dealing with a copycat? Our lawyers can help you protect your design. They are specialised in Fashion Law.

Various rights come into play when protecting a design. Soon designers will have to deal with copyright. This is the right of the creator. Once copyright has been obtained, this brings advantages. Especially in the context of protecting a design or product.

If products are copied without the designer's consent, action can be taken against this. The question is then always whether there is illegal counterfeiting. There is no simple answer and it often depends on the circumstances of the case.

Trademark and design law also offers protection possibilities. The same applies to trade name law. By filing the shape of a new design, designers acquire design rights. The appearance of the design is thus protected. Logos, names and other trademarks can also be protected. Our lawyers can help you choose between the various protection options.

In addition, the way Fashion & Design is marketed plays an important role in the industry. Companies try to sell their products through agents, distribution, licensing or through a franchise system. We advise you to think beforehand about the design of such collaborations. In the end, it is the agreements that ensure a pleasant cooperation.

We are happy to advise you on the legal aspects of Fashion & Design. We have extensive experience in the fashion and design industry.

What can we do for you?

  • Protection of Fashion & Design.
  • Guidance in the event of counterfeiting of your products or if you are sued for counterfeiting.
  • Advice on the protection of intellectual property rights (copyrights, trademark and design rights and trade and domain names).
  • Advice on the distribution of your products, on licences, franchise agreements and agency agreements.
  • Advice on advertising.
  • Guidance on tackling unwanted parallel imports.
  • Advice on the design of your webshop.
  • Agreements with buyers and designers.
  • Product liability and re-call of products.
  • Drafting general terms and conditions.

Who can we help?

We are ready for anyone who needs our help. Our current clients in the field of fashion consist mainly of:

  • Clothing manufacturers.
  • Companies in the fashion and design industry.
  • Designers and creators.
  • Textile industry.
  • Franchisors and franchisees.
  • Licensors and licensees.