Brand Building With a Legal Foundation at Loyola’s Summer Fashion Law Program

Brand narrative—and the legal knowledge necessary to further a company’s vision—was at the heart of Loyola Law School’s second annual Fashion Law Summer Intensive program.

Dov Charney Files Two Lawsuits Accusing American Apparel and Hedge Fund for Defamation

Dov Charney Files Two Lawsuits Accusing American Apparel and Hedge Fund for Defamation

In more legal shots fired in the ongoing battle over control of American Apparel, the dismissed clothing company’s founder has filed two lawsuits in less than one week accusing American Apparel and hedge fund investor Standard General of defaming his character in false accusations and letters.

Investigators Raise Tally to $140 Million in Fashion District Cartel Money-Laundering Scheme


After 1,000 federal and state agents fanned out across the Los Angeles Fashion District last fall to crack down on a long-running money-laundering scheme benefiting two drug cartels in Mexico.

Lawsuit By Former Finance Director Cites American Apparel for Financial Misdeeds and Discrimination

Lawsuit By Former Finance Director Cites American Apparel for Financial Misdeeds and Discrimination

David Nisenbaum, the fired director of manufacturing accounting analysis and audit at American Apparel, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on April 20 against his former employer. He maintains he was wrongfully fired because questioned the financial actions of John Luttrell, the chief financial officer of the company at the time Dov Charney was still the president and chief executive.

Industry Voices: All Star Offensive: Converse Turns to the ITC to Protect Its Chucks Brand

Late last year, Nike’s Converse Inc. went on the offensive against 31 companies claiming that the companies are infringing upon a configuration of elements Converse claims are protected by trademark law

Georges Marciano Files Lawsuit Against Guess Over Name

Georges Marciano, who founded Guess 35 years ago, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles clothing company run by his brothers to be able to use his name for new clothing labels he wants to develop.

American Apparel Resolves Lawsuits Against Ousted CEO Dov Charney


Months after firing Dov Charney, two lawsuits against the founder and former chief executive of American Apparel have been settled.

Unicolors Wins Another Copyright Infringement Case Over Fabric Design


Unicolors Wins Another Copyright Infringement Case Over Fabric Design


Nearly one year after filing a lawsuit over a colorful fabric design, Unicolors Inc. has been awarded $164,400 in a case over copyright infringement.

2014 Newsmakers: Staci Riordan and The Fashion Law Project

Attorney Staci Riordan is known for having a lot of energy and creative ideas swirling around in her head.

Surprises and Contrasts

Surprises and Contrasts

From the sale of trade show giant Advanstar to the high-profile federal raid on Los Angeles Fashion District businesses, 2014 was a year of surprises and contrasts.

Novelty Textile Wins Major Case Over Fabric Design Copyright

Novelty Textile Wins Major Case Over Fabric Design Copyright

More than one year after filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit over three different fabric designs, Novelty Textile has been awarded $650,000 in a jury verdict.

California Apparel Makers Concerned About ‘Made in USA’ Label

A recent federal judge’s ruling is making California apparel makers think twice about how they label their garments in the future.

Attorney Deborah Greaves Joins Ezra Brutzkus Gubner

For years, Deborah Greaves made headlines by busting counterfeiters trying to knock off True Religion jeans. When True Religion was purchased in May by TowerBrook Capital Partners for $835 million, Greaves left the company and started her own practice.

Loyola Hosts First Summer Intensive Fashion Law Program

Loyola Hosts First Summer Intensive Fashion Law Program

Loyola Law School in Los Angeles formed the Fashion Law Project, an academic center dedicated to the unique legal issues facing the fashion industry, both domestically and internationally.

Industry Voices: Mediation—A Tale of Two Studies

The power of mediation to resolve disputes is well known in legal circles, but it is not as familiar to the fashion industry.

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