Our attorneys have a deep knowledge of the apparel, beauty/cosmetics, fashion, and luxury goods industry gleaned from years of representing emerging and internationally acclaimed creative directors, designers, photographers, executives of multi-national apparel, fashion and luxury goods companies, retailers and manufacturers, as well as prominent models and agents.
We recognize that our clients are focused on challenges and results. Our perspective is broad-based and we strive for innovative solutions that emerge produce substantial and immediate value for our clients' specific business needs.
Our team advises clients on a wide variety of complex, high‐profile business agreements and transactions in the fashion industry, including:
intellectual property registrations, protection and enforcement
trademark and copyright matters
e‐commerce and information technology
distribution, franchise, licensing and wholesale/retail agreements
advertising, marketing and sponsorship agreements
leasing of manufacturing, showroom and retail facilities
import/export and logistic matters
joint ventures and collaborations
mergers and acquisitions
corporate formation and development
private equity and venture capital transactions
stock and equity transactions
labor and employment matters, including creative director/executive compensation
litigation and dispute resolution
factoring and financing
talent and social media contracts, collaborations and lender agreements
cybersecurity, data breach
We advise clients on a variety of transactional-related beauty, cosmetics and skincare, entertainment and media, fashion and luxury goods, and consumer products matters. As well, we provide related services in intellectual property, privacy and data security, employment, corporate and finance, and private equity and venture capital. By combining our deep industry knowledge across a diverse practice sector, we bring a unique, client-focused approach to helping clients achieve their goals, whether resolving a dispute, closing a deal, or developing business strategies and processes. Below is a full summary of those services we provide to our clients.
ADVERTISING, BRANDING, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
We handle a variety of domestic and international matters for clients in advertising, branding, marketing, and public relations. See full services.
BEAUTY, COSMETICS, & SKINCARE
We plan and structure strategic beauty, cosmetics, and skincare brands and ventures, development, licensing, logistics, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property, and corporate and finance matters. See full services.
CORPORATE, FINANCE, & CROSS-BORDER TRANSACTIONS
We advise clients in throughout every stage of their business lifecycle, from pre-formation to organization, financing, operations, and exit strategy. With our global reach and experience, we assist our clients in their business across the globe. We regularly work with clients and counsel abroad to assist international entities establish and develop its operations in the U.S. and advise on cross-border matters. See full services.
ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, & TALENT
We advise and structure a full range of entertainment, sports, and talent matters, including structuring strategic sporting teams, athlete and talent brand-building ventures clients seeking to profit in all media from their names, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property See full services.
FASHION, LUXURY GOODS & ART
We are the go to firm for fashion, luxury goods, art, and modeling, representing prominent artists, brands, designers, models, agencies, family offices, and private equity and venture capital funds across all sectors of the industry. We also advise and structure a full range of executive compensation, creative director, and other employment matters. See full services.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & BRAND MANAGEMENT
We have handled all facets of intellectual property transactions in the publishing, marketing, licensing, and new technology fields, as well as manage client intellectual property portfolios related to domestic and international disputes, enforcement, and licensing. See full services.
MEDIA & PUBLISHING
We handle a variety of domestic and international matters for clients in media and publishing. See full services.
PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL
We assist our clients in every stage of business development and growth -- from business concept to organization, financing, operations, and exit strategy. See full services.
TECHNOLOGY & E-COMMERCE
We advise on information technology and e-commerce issues, and today we continue to advise digital media and other technology and non-technology businesses on intellectual property, content, licensing, compliance, advertising, finance, M&A, and other areas. See full services.
Clients seeking opportunities or facing challenges in global markets count on us to connect them with local representation in foreign jurisdictions that will provide the high quality service and responsiveness they experience with Rodriguez LLC. Through our extensive global network of business law firms, we work with, and/or coordinate the needs of our clients with top-tier partner firms and advisors, who share in the expertise and commitment to the highest level of practice and service.
Our attorneys represent Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses, creative directors and talent, and individuals, business owners, and corporate executives.
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