Conkle, Kremer & Engel represents clients in the fashion industry including manufacturers and distributors of designer clothing, handbags, sunglasses and other fashion accessories.

CK&E attorneys advise fashion industry clients in all aspects of distributor and vendor relations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and control and ownership, partnership issues, finance, insurance rights, contract and fraud issues, intellectual property, brand protection, product counterfeiting, gray market and parallel import product diversion, trade secret, sales commission issues, contractor and employment relations, antitrust issues and regulatory compliance. CK&E’s litigation practice enhances its ability to anticipate and address proactively the problem areas that lead to disputes, and enables CK&E clients to negotiate advantageously with knowledge that their positions can be backed up.

CK&E has successfully defended its fashion industry clients against claims of copyright infringement in fabric designs, resolving those cases for nuisance value settlements while using insurance policies to fund the defense and settlement. CK&E also helps fashion industry clients in the development and protection of their intellectual property to enhance the value of their brand, from trademarks and copyrights to trade secret and the protection of other confidential, proprietary information such as vendor and customer lists.

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