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The American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Fashion Design by
Call Number: KF3086 .L44 2013
Publication Date: 2014
Fashion design is a tough business and now you need to protect and market your creations. This is the authoritative handbook you need to make your way through creation to copyright to clothing store. Written by experienced lawyers who work with fashion designer clients, this is the inside guide to the process of taking an idea and creating and selling a product perfect for art, design, trade, and law schools; and burgeoning artists with an idea."
Dress, Law and Naked Truth by
Call Number: Click on the title above for online access.
Publication Date: 2015
Engaging with sources from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare, Carlyle, Dickens and Damien Hirst, Professor Watt draws a revealing history of dress and civil order and offers challenging conclusions about the nature of truth and the potential for individuals to fit within the forms of civil life."
Style Piracy by
Call Number: KF3086 .R85 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Fashion is a big, creative industry which is responsible for sales of almost $200 billion in the US. While the US provides good protection through its intellectual property law for works such as books, movies, and music, it offers only little protection for fashion designs. Fashion designs in the US can be easily copied - this concept of copying someone else's fashion design is known as 'style piracy.' There are people who think that the lacking system of protection for fashion designs is actually beneficial, this is called the 'piracy paradox.' Opponents of this piracy paradox argue that style piracy destroys the incentives to create and thereby diminishes innovation.
Call Numbers to Browse
If you're interested in a broad topic in [subject area], or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:
- GT: Costume. Dress. Fashion
- HD: Industries. Land use. Labor
- HF: Commerce
- K: Law
- KF: Law of the United States
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