A new partnership between the Council of International Fashion Designers (CIFD) and IP Wisely empowers the International fashion community to connect, explore new markets and speed the development process through Intellectual Property protection strategies.

March 21, 2017- IP Wisely, an Intellectual Property law firm with offices in Barcelona and Mexico City, today announced the launch of the first of its kind partnership with the Council of International Fashion Designers, Inc. (CIFD), a new trade association for apparel, textile and accesories designers. The strategic partnership connects international designers and brands with North American fashion experts in a variety of business strategies including fashion law counseling.

IP WISELY provides CIFD members with access to information and resources to enable growth and protect their Intellectual Property portfolios, e.g. Trademarks, Designs, Patents and Copyright, both domestically and internationally with resources and legal advice in fashion law and compliance, saving the CIFD members time and money in their business operations.

Through additional strategic partnerships, CIFD members will have a virtual showroom enabling them to instantly reach over 1,000 retailers providing more opportunities to grow their footprints internationally by creating unique access, opportunity and value for new business development.

“Our members will have what is essentially a dream team of advisers and experts guiding them every step of the way, says Beth Sobol, founder of CIFD.  Our goal is to arm them with innovative information and advice to prepare them for the many challenges facing them in today’s market.  Also, with IP Wisely, our members have the opporunity to protect their intagible assets and share their ideas and creations, having a tailor made legal strategy that suits their needs”.

About IP Wisely

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, and led by the european trademark and design attorney Riccardo Ciullo, fashion IP Law expert, provides specialized legal services to clients in the entertainment and fashion industries, within Spain and the European Union.

In the Mexico City affiliate office, Legal Manager Rocío Robles Ruiz provides the same services throughout Mexico.

The roll of IP Wisely within CIFD are the following:

1) Educate designers in Fashion Law and Intellectual Property Law through privilaged members only information, publications and educational videos.

2) Offer direct access to legal advice to create a unique legal strategy that suits members needs, domestically and internationally.

The purpose is to provide CIFD members with appropriate skills and knowledge to make the right financial and legal decisions, protecting their intellectual property assets and assist in the overall growth of their companies.

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About CIFD

The CIFD Strategic Partners are a group of top experts within the global fashion and business industries that have joined forces in providing information and resources on relevant, current and correct best business practices for the American Market. The purpose of CIFD and its strategic partners is to create unique Access, oppotunity and value for new business development with the shared vision of supporting CIFD members by helping them growing their businesses in the United States.
The Council of International Fashion Designers, Inc. (CIFD) is a not-for profit trade association which offers selective membership to emerging and established fashion, jewerly, accesories and textile designers/brands, fashion retailers, international trade offices, empowerment foundations, fashion councils and related industry professionals.

CIFD Contact
Beth Sobol

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