Practice/Industry Group Overview
With the multi-trillion dollar spending power of parents (and grandparents) for childrenswear and children’s products (apparel, accessories, furniture, strollers, toys and products of all kinds), kids are serious business. But with so many nuances involved with the production of children’s products, designers, manufacturers and investors require the guidance of skilled professionals with specialized knowledge. Protection of your products, ideas and brand, requires excellent business acumen, industry expertise and a broad understanding of the many layers of regulatory schemes at the federal, state and even local levels of government applicable to children's apparel, accessories and products.
In that regard, our attorneys can help with:
- protection of copyrights and trademarks
- licensing and distribution agreements
- the responsibilities of both licensor and licensee
- employment, sales representative and showroom agreements
- the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA)
- taxation and employee/employer regulations
- real estate transactions
- partnership contract negotiations and relationship-building
- banking relations, credit lines, factoring agreements
- private equity and strategic investments
- retailer arrangements, including “shop in shop”
For over 60 years, Phillips Nizer LLP has had a special affinity with the fashion industry. Our relationships began with apparel manufacturers in the mid-1940s. Later, Phillips Nizer was instrumental in counseling designers as they began to recognize the value of their names as brands, something that is common today, but a half a century ago was not.
We have always admired the entrepreneurial spirit of our clients. In today’s competitive, complex and highly regulated marketplace, our counsel will help you to make smart decisions that will grow the health and success of your business. Please follow the links to learn more about our Fashion, Intellectual Property, Tax and Corporate & Business Law Practices, as well as our Labor & Employment and Real Estate Practices.