For all fashion and beauty startups and emerging entrepreneurs that have reached out. We’ve been listening! Many of you have asked about guidance on legal issues and outreach to government agencies about your brands — from filing patent and trademark applications to engaging with lawmakers, federal commissions and regulators with oversight of your business activities.

The Fashion Innovation Alliance will now offer personalized educational sessions on strategies for legal and regulatory compliance for startups and emerging entrepreneurs in fashion, beauty and retail. The sessions will cover securing legal counsel that fits into your company’s culture, including issues for: (1) business formation; (2) patents and trademarks; (3) data security/privacy for digital commerce and smart products; and (4) online advertising and social media influencers. The sessions will also discuss regulatory enforcement and compliance with U.S. federal agencies and the European Commission.

For information on scheduling a personalized StartupRise Session and for rates, please email

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