What are Current Retail Industry Legal Issues and Solutions?

Retail Industry Law and Legal Issues

Our retail industry experienced lawyers help retailers navigate the legal landscape and proactively advise on unique legal issues faced by the retail industry. 

Common legal issues faced by retailers include:

intellectual property infringement claims related to products/service sales and operations; claims related to product/service development such as trade secret misappropriation; e-commerce issues involving website agreements such as privacy policy issues, online contests and sweepstakes, and compliance with ADA; consumer protection statutes; contract drafting and disputes with vendors; and intellectual property indemnification for third-party claims.  

Retailers face similar legal issues as businesses in the Consumer Products, Sport/Outdoor Goods, Fashion, and Cosmetics industries.  Read those pages for additional information regarding the legal solutions our industry teams provide.  

Legal Solutions for the Retail Industry

Clients in the retail industry receive the full range of the firm’s services: litigation, intellectual property, and transactional. 

Our retail industry team is experienced in defending patent infringement (including patent troll lawsuits), trademark infringement, and copyright infringement lawsuits filed against retailers based on alleged direct or third-party rights as well as other claims commonly brought against retailers, such as breach of contract, TCPA violations, and consumer protection statutes.  Defense of these claims often involves tendering intellectual property indemnification and patent indemnification demands to vendors.  We also assist our retail clients with reviewing their standard agreements, vendor terms and conditions agreements, and website agreements and privacy policies. In addition to litigation, we offer trademark portfolio services for retailers to help register their trademarks and enforce brand protection.  We also offer patent clearance opinions, patent registration, and patent portfolio management services. 

Meet our Retail Industry Team

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