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Fabio Silva is on the advisory board of the Elaine Gold Launch Pad, hosted by a partnership between the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Accessories Council. Launch Pad is a new virtual talent lab intended to catapult visionary ideas into viable futures.

In his capacity as a member of the advisory board, Fabio Silva mentors Launch Pad fellows on the legal issues on which a fashion company should be focused, including intellectual property, corporate governance, real estate, licensing, manufacturing, import/export, distribution, marketing and retail law.

Please access a deck summarizing these legal issues through the following link: Fashion Law

intellectual property

Fashion companies are highly dependent on the strength of their brands. Conducting enforcement against infringers first requires a careful analysis of your company’s existing intellectual property portfolio. Not all infringement matters are the same.

Our firm will develop your in-house brand enforcement program and train your staff on its proper operation. With the right guidance and tools, your company’s brand enforcement efforts could generate the revenue to be self-funding.


Every successful fashion brand eventually enters licensing deals.  These lucrative arrangements for items such as fragrance, sunglasses and watches can generate handsome royalties.

Our involvement will secure your continued ownership and control of your intellectual property and give you the options to exit any brand-diminishing relationships.

real estate

While some fashion retailers have so far escaped the need for a brick & mortar presence, most successful brands have not. Your company may conclude that shops in select locations may be necessary in order to scale your brand.

We have significant strength in the area of fashion real estate leasing and have worked with most major mall owners in the United States. Use our expertise to your advantage.

retail law

There are few areas posing greater risk to a fashion company than federal, state and local regulations.  These regulations, often carrying stiff civil penalties, can cover your manufacturing, distribution, importation, packaging, labeling, marketing and pricing of your goods.

Our familiarity with regulations affecting fashion items could help your company avoid getting caught in an agency enforcement.