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Fashion companies are struggling with a new paradigm. Storefront traffic is down. Real estate costs are up. And consumers are foregoing malls to shop online. Fashion & Retail Practice Leader Anthony Lupo and Kimco Realty CEO Conor Flynn discuss the future of retail in this video interview.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a new bill into law that will require all retail stores to stop providing plastic bags to customers at check-out. This is part of the growing movement for consumers to use reusable bags when shopping.
The FTC recently filed claims against Douglas Monahan for operating four crowdfunding schemes in which consumers were told their contributions were going towards the development of high-tech backpacks and bags.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is showing no signs of backing off its aggressive enforcement of online negative option offers after filing a federal lawsuit against eight commonly-controlled companies that sell skin care products.
Fashion accessory and luxury goods importers of fine jewelry and costume jewelry containing gemstones and/or precious metals (e.g., gold), should be aware of a current proposal being considered by State Department officials.
It’s been 10 months since the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) was signed into law, and the retail sector is grappling with ways to comply. The law goes into effect January 1, 2020, but the time to prepare is now.
There’s no debate that online shopping offers time saving and convenience, which has diminished the need for physical stores.
A recently dismissed class action is a good reminder to companies that any changes to return, exchange, or warranty policies cannot be retroactively applied to purchases made before the policy changes are implemented.
New York-based company Cure Encapsulations, Inc. and its owner Naftula Jacobowitz, settled Federal Trade Commission charges that the company paid a third-party website to write and post fake reviews for a weight-loss supplement on an independent retail website and made false and unsubstantiated clai
Kim Kardashian West has filed suit against Missguided USA Finance Inc. and Missguided Limited, in the US district court for the Central District of California, alleging right of publicity violations and trademark infringement.
In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo and Master Perfumer and CEO of DreamAir Christophe Laudamiel discuss olfactory audits, replicating scents of people and places, and natural notes versus synthetic notes.
The European Union has agreed to new rules that will require online platforms, such as Google and YouTube, to compensate creators for the online dissemination of their copyrighted works.
In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo and Social Media Influencer Jeremy Fragrance discuss trends of the fragrance industry.
The US Government will begin accepting applications for new H-1B employees soon, on April 1st. So, it is time to survey potential new hires and current employees in other immigration categories (ex: F-1 OPT’s, TN’s, J-1’s, and L-1’s) to identify who will need H-1B visa’s, and start preparing for tho
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently upheld a trial court decision in favor of JetBlue concerning the termination of a disabled employee due to her excessive absenteeism. Miceli v. JetBlue Airways Corp., No. 18-1345 (January 28, 2019).
Guess was recently tagged by the European Commission for engaging in “geo-blocking,” a practice by which consumers are restricted from accessing certain Internet content based upon geographical location.
The popular television series Billions is the subject of a recently-filed lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Fashion & Retail Leader Anthony Lupo and Women’s Wear Daily Reporter Kali Hays discuss privacy, virtual fitting rooms, and the effect the #MeToo movement had on the fashion and retail industries in 2018.
Due to environmental concerns, many jurisdictions have restricted the ability of retail stores to provide plastic bags to customers at checkout.
In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo and WWD Reporter Kali Hays discuss how media has evolved over the past year.
On December 14, 2018, a new bag ordinance in Boston will require all retail stores to stop providing free plastic bags. Given this, retailers in the area should prepare by purchasing appropriate bags and posting a notice at checkout.
Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Frank Varela, a case with major implications for companies seeking to avoid class arbitration.
Retailers across the country are paying close attention to a series of legal battles over state laws that prohibit merchants from charging an extra fee to consumers who pay by credit card.
Efforts to update FDA’s personal care products regulations continue as Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) recently introduced H.R. 6903, the “Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018.” 
Cardiologists are being challenged to find ways to incorporate data from a new OTC mobile medical app into their practices and patient interactions. As wearable technology becomes increasingly medical, this dynamic may represent a harbinger of future health management obstacles.