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Law for the Fashion, Beauty, and Creative Industry


Navigating the fashion, beauty, and creative industries can be challenging and confusing even for the most experienced. The Law Office of Temi Siyanbade offers legal services to help designers, creators, and innovators start, build, and protect powerful and profitable brands at every stage. 

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Fashion and Beauty Law

As the internet changes the way we do business, there are more people entering the fashion and beauty industries. With this massive growth comes a need to understand the legal complexities of the fashion and beauty industries, as well as the laws surrounding marketing practices, e-commerce, and the protection of intellectual property through trademark and copyright registration. This firm is here to meet those needs. Explore our services below. 


Protecting your brand with trademarks

One of the most important features for anyone in the fashion and beauty industry is creative and preserving a strong brand. One way to do this is to develop and register a trademark. How you choose the trademark as well as how you use it can determine the strength and reach of your brand. Failing to carefully consider your options, could lead to expensive law suits, unnecessary bad publicity, and business failure. Learn more→



Choosing the right Business Form

When starting any business, a question you must answer is what business form to select. This decision affects how a business is taxed, how it is managed, how potential investors judge the business, and many other factors. Unfortunately, many new business owners do not realize all that's at stake when starting their businesses. The Law Office of Temi Siyanbade walks its clients through this process carefully ensuring that they understand the implications of their choices. Learn more→



Other Fashion Law Service Provided 

The major issues most people are familiar with involve the creation of the business entity and the registration of trademarks. However, as you establish your fashion or beauty business, there are are host of other issues that may arise. The good thing is, we take care of those too. 


Questions we answer

  • What are the legal requirements for starting a fashion business?

  • What should I know about starting a clothing line?

  • What can I do to protect my clothing line?

  • Should I have collaborators sign non-disclosure agreements?

  • Do I need to register a trademark, patent, or copyright?

  • How do I protect my brand on Etsy?

  • What do I do if I’m accused of infringing on someone’s trademark?

  • How do I set up my fashion business online?

  • How do I handle manufacturing contracts for my fashion business?

  • How do I make my clothing brand legal?

  • How do I protect my fashion business when dealing with international vendors?


Intellectual Property Issues

  • Trademark Registration

  • Trademark Infringement

  • Copyright registration

  • Enforcement

  • Tradedress

  • Trade Secret

  • Non-disclosure Agreement

  • Confidentiality Agreement

  • Anti-Counterfeiting

  • Licensing

Founders' Issues

  • Entity selection

  • Ownership Organization

  • Management

  • Exit Strategies

  • Buy-Sell Agreements

  • Tax elections

  • Buying and Selling


Internet Law Issues

  • Privacy Policies

  • Data Protection

  • General Data Protection Regulation compliance (GDPR)

  • E-Commerce Regulations

  • Terms of Use


Other Fashion Law Issues

  • International Trademark Clearance

  • Sponsorship and Influencer Agreements

  • Brand Ambassador Agreements

  • Web design and development agreements

  • Employee and Intern Arangements


Launching your fashion line? Contact our Office today!

We provide legal advice to aspiring and established fashion designers to help them start their clothing lines and protect their brands.