Apparel & Textiles
The textiles, textile manufacturing and clothing industries are dominated by intellectual property matters including brand name and design protection, licensing and portfolio enhancement. Skilled counsel is a necessity for handling complex actions such as dispute settlement through the World Trade Organization, and the interpretation of new regulations issued by the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman has represented numerous apparel and textile clients since its inception in the heart of New York City’s garment district, developing strong, decades-long relationships with influential players both here in the U.S., and in countries and markets around the world.
- We represented a national designer, manufacturer, and distributor of apparel in a copyright infringement case against the country’s best-known wholesale Warehouse Club, as well as its supplier. We ultimately secured a quick and highly favorable settlement.
- We led our client, a world-renowned foreign soccer federation, into a multi-million dollar agreement with a major United States sporting goods company for the design, manufacture, and sale of the federation’s jerseys and athletic footwear products. We ensured that the contract was drafted in English and Spanish and arranged for the inclusion of an arbitration provision based on the sport’s rules and Swiss negotiation guidelines.
- We represented a well-known manufacturer of silk underwear in a major license agreement with a top United States manufacturer of outdoor sports clothing. Through our guidance and our assistance on extensive manufacturing agreements with producers and suppliers from China, our client secured a license which matched its business objectives.
- On behalf of a New York-based apparel manufacturer, we sued a California company for trademark infringement. The Court determined that the trademark adopted by the defendant was confusingly similar and decided the case for our client on summary judgment, without a trial.
Given their knowledge of the apparel and textile fields, our attorneys frequently write and speak on topics of interest. Representative articles and speaking engagements include:
Skilled counsel is a necessity for handling complex actions such as dispute settlement through the World Trade Organization, and interpretation of new regulations issued by the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.