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Casey Chisick Casey Chisick
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Leonard Glickman Leonard Glickman
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Alison Hayman Alison Hayman
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Laurie LaPalme Laurie LaPalme
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Andrew M. Reback Andrew M. Reback
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Luxury, Fashion & Retail

As participants in the luxury goods industry know, bespoke means custom-made. At Cassels Brock, we believe that iconic brands require bespoke legal services designed with the client in mind. Our aim is to help maximise and protect the value of their assets - particularly brand and reputation – with the same exceptional quality and service expected by their customers.

Our multi-disciplinary Luxury, Fashion & Retail Group advises leading domestic and international clients on all aspects of their industry, including:

  • All issues relating to distribution, licensing and franchising, including those related to establishment and expansion, using one or more distribution models
  • All forms of intellectual property rights protection and management, including trademarks and copyrights
  • Drafting licensing, distribution, and franchise agreements
  • Regulatory compliance, including compliance with Canadian and foreign franchise and distribution related laws
  • Anti-counterfeiting and grey market goods
  • Domestic and international tax planning and tax considerations
  • Leases and other commercial real estate agreements
  • Labour and employment issues
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • e-Commerce and data privacy considerations
  • Corporate finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Our lawyers represent clients in all corners of the luxury, fashion and retail goods industry, including designers, manufacturers, importers, licensors, distributors, retailers and associations. We have acted for those in the apparel, shoe, jewellery, sporting goods as well as other areas of the luxury, fashion and retail industry.

We also provide advice in a number of related areas of law, including:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Competition law
  • Cosmetics regulatory compliance
  • Entertainment law
  • Government relations
  • Health and safety regulation, including product recalls
  • Information technology
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Insurance
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Product liability
  • Tax

Industry Involvement

Members of our group are committed to remaining on the cutting edge of the issues that are relevant to our clients. We are active members of many legal and industry associations, including:

  • Canadian Apparel Foundation
  • Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
  • National Apparel Bureau
  • Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • International Franchise Association (IFA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Copyright Society of the United States of America (CSUSA)
  • ALAI Canada (Association Littéraire & Artistique Internationale)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Section, Entertainment and Sports Law Forum, and Business Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Fashion Group International

Lawyers in our group regularly speak in Canada and internationally on subjects of interest to the luxury, retail and fashion industry, including trends in the retail business environment, licensing and franchise law issues, and emerging fronts in the battle against counterfeiters.