By Sheila Forjuoh • December 17, 2013•Ms. JD, Ms. JD Book Reviews
For those interested in learning more about the business of fashion, Fashion Law and Business: Brands and Retailers is a recently released resource on legal issues arising in the retail and apparel industry that is a must have for your reference library. Written by Lois F. Herzeca and Howard S. Hogan of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the book is a comprehensive overview of the variety of legal and business strategy issues faced by designers, suppliers, manufacturers and retailers. It covers everything from corporate formation, intellectual property, and supply contracts and licensing agreements to unfair competition, antitrust and labor and employment considerations.
With over 750 pages of well-researched information, this book is intimidating at first glance. However, from page one it is evident that Herzeca and Hogan strived (and succeeded) to create an easy-to-read and engaging treatise that would provide useful information for readers of all levels -- from experienced executives and attorneys to first-time entrepreneurs and law students.
For those looking to supplement the information in Fashion Law and Business: Brands and Retailers, Herzeca and Hogan also maintain a blog of the same name that provides up-to-date commentary on legal developments and business trends in fashion.
Fashion Law and Business: Brands and Retailers can be purchased from the Practising Law Institute ("PLI") and Amazon.com. As a special for Ms. JD readers, you can order your copy for 20% off from PLI here.