IP in the Fashion Industry

Europe is home to some of history’s most important textile and fashion inventions alongside numerous manufacturers, innovators and acclaimed designers, such as Coco Chanel, Giorgio Armani and Christian Dior, just to name a few. Moreover, the EU textile and clothing sector remains an SME-based industry. Companies with less than 50 employees account for over 90% of the workforce and produce almost 60% of the value added.

It is vital for these businesses aiming to thrive and succeed in the global and highly competitive fashion market to have a sound IP strategy in place. Our new IP Special spotlights central IP issues in the fashion industry, bringing to you a fact sheet, infographic and animated clip. Take a look!