Luxury and fashion—USA—Q&A guide
Luxury and fashion—USA—Q&A guide

The following IP practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Luxury and fashion—USA—Q&A guide
  • 1. What is the current state of the luxury fashion market in your jurisdiction?
  • 2. What legal framework governs the development, manufacture and supply chain for fashion goods? What are the usual contractual arrangements for these relationships?
  • 3. What legal framework governs distribution and agency agreements for fashion goods?
  • 4. What are the most commonly used distribution and agency structures for fashion goods, and what contractual terms and provisions usually apply?
  • 5. Do any special import and export rules and restrictions apply to fashion goods?
  • 6. What are the requirements and disclosure obligations in relation to corporate social responsibility and sustainability for fashion and luxury brands in your jurisdiction? What due diligence in this regard is advised or required?
  • 7. What occupational health and safety laws should fashion companies be aware of across their supply chains?
  • 8. What legal framework governs the launch of an online fashion marketplace or store?
  • 9. How does e-commerce implicate retailers’ sourcing and distribution arrangements (or other contractual arrangements) in your jurisdiction?
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Luxury and fashion—USA—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to luxury and fashion in USA published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: January 2021).

Authors: Hogan Lovells—Andrew J. Lee; Anna Kurian Shaw ; Chandri Navarro; Daniel Petrokas; Fabrizio Lolliri; Julia Anne Matheson; Katherine M Bastian; Kelly Tubman Hardy; Meryl Rosen Bernstein; Michael E. DeLarco; Phoebe A. Wilkinson; Steven B. Steinborn; Timothy P. Tobin

1. What is the current state of the luxury fashion market in your jurisdiction?

The luxury fashion market in the United States, long the largest luxury fashion market in the world, now vies with China for that title, with estimates setting sales revenues for the luxury fashion market in the US somewhere between US$20 billion and US$25 billion last year. In the past several years, a strong economy has driven sales, while tariffs and a strong dollar - which has a negative impact on purchases by foreign tourists - have presented challenges. Major market players include LVMH, PVH Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Giorgio Armani, but relative newcomers like M Gemi, Goop and Everlane as well as smaller brands such as Drunk Elephant continue to disrupt the market. Further disrupting the market are the online-only retailers such as Amazon and ASOS, which provide a vast online platform for selling fashion products while collecting

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