Guess what’s a hot new niche field in fashion? Nope, it’s not socialite handbag designers. With the increasing amount of copyright law infringement, private equity takeovers, and general industry infighting, fashion is facing a dearth of lawyers specializing in luxury law.
No need to fret; young lawyers are taking up the mantle. What’s most interesting about the growing field is that the work seems equally focused within the world of luxury as it is on protecting intellectual property rights against fast fashion copying and straight knock-offs. Louboutin’s in-court fight with YSL over the use of red soles is just one of many intellectual property rights issues in fashion.
Read the entire article at The High Low: http://thehighlow.com/2012/03/with-more-designers-suing-each-other-luxury-law-needs-lawyers/