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The licensing agreement

The IP of a fashion brand company (e.g., patent, trademark) is generally used by the fashion brand company itself. However, in specific situations, a fashion brand company may license their …

Patents

According to the US Patent and Trademark Office (2015), a patent grants IP rights to an inventor, including “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or …

Fashion entrepreneurs and start-ups

It is not unusual for individuals in the fashion industry to want to start a new business, that is, they want to be entrepreneurs. According to dictionary.com (2018), an entrepreneur …

The partnership

Let’s uncover what partnerships are and the advantages and disadvantages thereof. At times, two or more people want to join forces in owning a business. In these cases, a partnership …

The sole proprietorship

The sole proprietorship is a common business entity in which an individual, the sole proprietor, owns the business and its property. Indeed, from a legal perspective, the sole proprietor or …

International expansion

The fashion industry is global in nature with many fashion companies operating around the world. Within this global context are laws and regulations concerning international expansion and trade that affect …