The Moroccan editorial team is delighted to bring you the 28th edition of Law à la Mode, the quarterly legal magazine produced by DLA Piper's Consumer Goods & Retail Sector Group for clients and contacts of the firm worldwide.
This edition features an exclusive interview with Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, where she shares her views on topics including the challenges facing businesses, opportunities for growth and plans for London Fashion Week. The UK team also explores trends in the acquisition of beauty brands and looks at legal risks around employment status in the retail industry.
Our Parisian team highlight approaches to tackling the growing problem of trademark trolls, whilst our Australian colleagues also consider recent changes to Australian trademark law that clarify the country’s position on parallel importation, then dive into implications for fashion and luxury goods companies that distribute, or directly sell, their products in Australia.
Our US team looks at the limitations arising from “fair use” in potential challenges to copyrighted content, and the US and Canadian teams jointly offer thoughts for franchises considering an expansion into Canada. We also bring you articles on the legal consequences of the unauthorized use by fashion designers of street artworks in Italy; labelling requirements in Germany for fashion influencer marketing; and the scourge of counterfeiting in Morocco.
We hope you enjoy this edition of Law à la Mode. If you have any questions please get in touch with DLA Piper's Consumer Goods and Retail Sector Group via our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.