Fashion Design Expert Witnesses

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Fashion design expert witness candidates typically have a background and extensive experience in the apparel industry, clothing design, footwear design, and/or textile technology. A fashion design expert witness should have an understanding of the fashion industry, market size, market share, market trends, and competitive landscape. The expert witness chosen could be a member of an industry organization, such as the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the Arts of Fashion Foundation (AOF), or Fashion Group International (FGI).

Matters requiring fashion design expert witness services often involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, trade secrets, industrial design rights, trade dress, and trademarks. Litigation support by a fashion designer could include an expert report, expert opinion, expert testimony, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may request a fashion industry specialist with prior expert witness testimony experience. An expert witness needs to possess the ability to explain evidence and industry standards to a judge and jury.

Cahn Litigation Services is often called on by leading law firms to locate expert witnesses that can support fashion industry matters. Whether the case involves branding, apparel design, footwear, garment textiles, or visual merchandising, Cahn has the experience needed to turn an expert search around quickly. The firm has an earned reputation for providing experts with the right balance of expertise and testimony experience for each unique project.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Fashion Design experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Fashion Design landscape.