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Crowell & Moring lawyers represent clients in the retail industry with respect to all aspects of their vendor relationships, from negotiating the relationship to litigating or resolving disputes.

Representative Engagements 

  • Negotiated numerous vendor relationships, including manufacturing agreements, service agreements, and distribution agreements.
  • Represented a major retailer in a lawsuit against a software provider for breach of contract and fraud arising out of core commitments regarding direct-to-consumer software functionality, performance, scalability, integration, and budget, ultimately obtaining a substantial settlement for the client in the initial stages of the lawsuit.
  • Represented retailers in disputes with suppliers relating to such matters as quality of goods and services, packaging of goods, and timeliness of performance.

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Stalking Social Media: The Rise in Counterfeit Products and Intellectual Property Concerns (October 4, 2019). Authors: David Ervin and Siri Rao.
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"Rulemaking on the Way? The FTC is Seeking Input by October 11 on its "Made in USA" Claims Policy," Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert (October 2, 2019). Contact: Lauren Aronson
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Breaking: Democrat Robert Adler to Take Helm of Product Safety Agency (September 16, 2019). Author: Matthew Cohen.
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The Unregistered Community Design to conquer the European fashion industry (September 13, 2019). Authors: Judith Bussé and Frances Caudron.
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ITC Publishes Final Rule Regarding Filing of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Petitions (September 3, 2019). Authors: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx, Walter (Sam) Boone and Edward Goetz.
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Clothing Importer Faces FCA Suit and Criminal Charges for Undervaluing Goods (August 22, 2019). Authors: Frances P. Hadfield and Allegra K. Flamm.
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L’Oreal USA Loss Highlights Importance of Nondisclosure Agreements (August 15, 2019). Authors: Anne Elise Herold Li, Michelle Chipetine and Mena Gaballah, PharmD.
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Fashion Industry Affected by USTR’s Proposed 10 Percent Ad Valorem Tariff on Imports from China (August 14, 2019). Authors: Frances P. Hadfield and Cherie Walterman.
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E-Commerce in Europe: More Fines, More Problems (For Brand Owners) (August 9, 2019). Authors: Sean-Paul Brankin and Marieke Van Nieuwenborgh.
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The EU Cybersecurity Act: Addressing the Risks of a Connected Europe (August 2, 2019). Author: Maarten Stassen.
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