Why getting an agent is critical, to make it in the creative industries

In the creative industries, the talent is often represented by middle men, who reach out to end customers, and find avenues whereby, and marketplaces on which, the products and/or services and skillset of the talent they represent are marketed, sold, distributed, licensed, etc. So, in the art world, these middle men are art galleries and…

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How to remedy a breach of license which term is overran?

In the creative industries, many intellectual property rights, such as copyright, trademarks, registered designs and patents are subjected to licenses, in order for right owners and creators to monetize such rights. However, things do not always go smoothly during and after the term of the licensing agreement, between the licensor and the licensee. Therefore, what…

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How to fight abuses of dominant position done by way of IP claims & denigration?

When a competitor which used to reign as a warlord in a particular market becomes challenged by a new player, this competitor may use tactics such as systematic and heavy-handed enforcement of alleged intellectual property rights, as well as aggressive smearing and denigration campaigns, to deter this new entrant. The situation may soon become untenable…

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Fashion law in France: a 2020 overview

Since its inception in 2003, the law of luxury goods and fashion law have evolved, matured, and become institutionalised as a standalone area of specialisation in the legal profession. Here is Crefovi’s 2020 status update for fashion law in France, detailing each legal practice area relevant to such creative industry.

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Lawfully Creative | Juliette Espinasse Dubois, from July of St Barth, explains her trajectory in the perfume world

Lawfully Creative
Lawfully Creative | Juliette Espinasse Dubois, from July of St Barth, explains her trajectory in the perfume world
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Juliette Espinasse Dubois, founder and creative director of French perfume house July of St Barth, is a determined autodidact who uses her creativity and honed marketing skills to single-handedly cut herself a slice, in the mega-millions generating perfume market. How does this new kid on the block managed to do this, in only 6 years?…

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