Founded by Tania Phipps-Rufus, Fashion, Law & Business is dedicated to establishing & pIONEERING FASHION LAW. we provide interdisciplinary insights & commentary exploring the relationship between fashion, law & business.



Covering the business & legal side of the fashion industry. fashion, law and business connects fashion industry professionals, students, lawyers and those working in the business of fashion more deeply to the commercial and legal topics that affect the day to day running of fashion business - we exist to bridge the gap between fashion, law & business.




Tania Phipps-Rufus
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, London

Sarah Austin
FL&B Contributor

Sarah is a Contributing Editor and Writer at Fashion, Law & Business. Sarah is an Australian Qualified Lawyer based in London, having completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney. She has a special interest in the intersection between fashion, luxury, art and the law, which blossomed from her final year research paper, 'Copyright à la mode: Comparative insights into fashion design protection in France and the United States'. Sarah recently completed a course in Art Law at Sotheby's Institute of Art. Sarah is currently Legal at Karla Otto, the international public relations and brand strategy agency for luxury, fashion, lifestyle, art, culture & design.

Federica Pigozzo
FL&B Contributor

Federica is currently a Teaching Assistant on the University of London, Queen Mary LL.M module in Intellectual Property, Fashion & Design and International and Comparative Law of Trade Marks and Unfair Competition. She is also the associate editor of The Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (QMJIP). Federica holds an LL.M masters degree in Intellectual Property Law, with distinction from the University of London, Queen Mary where she conducted her dissertation on "The role of social norms in the implementation of intellectual property rights in the fashion industry." She also holds a master degree in law from the Università degli Studi di Trieste, in Italy.

Cassio Mosse
FL&B Contributor

Cassio is a Senior legal practitioner in the fields of Intellectual Property, Fashion, Business Law, Sports Law and Corporate Law. He holds an LL.M in IP Law, from the University of London, Queen Mary where he conducted his masters thesis on IP law and fashion branding.  Cassio is building a solid fashion law practice at the law firm Mansur Murad in Brazil. His clients are prominent figures in the luxury and high-end fashion market.