Fashion & Luxury


“Best known for its excellence in TMT, Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale’s ‘terrific team’ advises luxury brands on corporate matters, disputes and M&A. It also assists with venture capital transactions, emerging companies work and the exploitation and protection of IP, as well as employment law, data protection and cyber-security”.
Our experience of providing legal services to the fashion industry includes all aspects of day-to-day operations and special or one-off projects. Our expertise includes:

  • trademark and domain name protection
  • production agreements
  • trademark licensing agreements
  • general conditions of sale
  • supply and subcontracting agreements
  • consultation agreements with designers and others (e.g. R&S)
  • agency relations
  • wholesale and retail distribution agreements
  • franchising, commission-affiliation
  • joint venture agreements involving production, distribution and other related agreements
  • corporate acquisitions and related operations
  • management of contracts associated with the opening and management of points of sale
  • outsourcing and other contracts relating to IT systems
  • market research agreements
  • contracts for the promotion and advertising of trademarks and products, including product placement and sponsorship as well as trunk shows and other events
  • contracts for testimonials and guest stars
  • management of critical incidents and disputes relating to all aspects of the fashion business, particularly trademark and product protection, contractual liability and the termination of licensing, distribution and agency relationships
  • assistance in customs-related matters relating to IP rights violations
  • creation and management of online sales platforms


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