Fashion Lawyer

Empowering fashion businesses through legal guidance and advocacy.


A Fashion Lawyer is a legal professional specialising in the legal issues surrounding the fashion industry. This can include intellectual property (e.g. trademark, copyright), contracts, licensing, and labour law. Fashion Lawyers advise clients on a wide range of legal issues, such as protecting their designs and brand, negotiating and drafting contracts, and resolving disputes with suppliers, manufacturers, and other industry partners.

Fashion Lawyers can work in private practice, in-house for a fashion company, or a government agency. Critical skills required for a career in fashion law include understanding the fashion industry, solid legal research and writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to negotiate and communicate effectively.


For Bachelor’s

  • The aspirants can enrol in a 3 or 5-year bachelor's in the law programme at an accredited university or college.
  • To enrol in the graduation degree program, you must score 50% on the 10+2 board exams.

For Masters

  • Graduate students who have completed their studies are eligible to enrol in Master's degrees such as LLM to further their education.

Job Roles

The job roles for a Junior Attorney typically include:

  • Legal Advisor
  • Legal Manager
  • Legal Consultant
  • Corporate Lawyer
  • Litigation Lawyer
  • Senior Attorney
  • Junior Attorney
  • Journalist
  • Writer

Employment Sector Jobs

Fashion lawyers can work in a variety of employment sectors, including:

  • Fashion Houses
  • Media Houses
  • Law Firms
  • Textile Industries
  • Jewellery Industries
  • Fashion Designers
  • Jewellery Designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Models
  • Textile Designers
  • Footwear Designers
  • Retail Stores
  • Fashion Labels

Top Recruiters

Here are some of the top recruiters in the fashion law industry:

  • Amazon
  • Chanel
  • Gucci
  • Zara
  • H&M
  • Forever 21
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Vogue 
  • Harper's Bazaar.


The salary of a fashion lawyer can vary widely depending on several factors such as location, experience, industry, and the size and type of the employer. 

Entry-level Fashion Lawyer

Approx 1 lakhs to 2 lakhs per year

Senior Fashion Lawyer

Approx 5 lakhs - 6 lakhs per annum

Top-level Fashion Lawyer

Approx 20 lakhs - 30 lakhs per annum


  • Legal knowledge
  • Business acumen
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Negotiation skills
  • Adaptability
  • Networking
  • Interpersonal skills


The scope of a fashion lawyer's work can be wide-ranging and can include the following areas:

  • Intellectual property
  • Contract law
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Product liability
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Corporate and commercial law
  • International law
  • Labour and employment law


Here are some of the benefits of working as a fashion lawyer:

  • Career advancement
  • High earning potential
  • Exposure to the fashion industry
  • Diverse work
  • Creative fulfilment
  • Global reach
  • Opportunities to help clients


Here are some of the potential drawbacks of working as a fashion lawyer:

  • Long hours and demanding work
  • Competition
  • Stressful work environment
  • High cost of living
  • Limited opportunities in certain areas
  • Complex legal issues
  • Ethical dilemmas