Founded by Tania Phipps-Rufus (2013). Fashion, Law & Business is dedicated to establishing & pIONEERING the field of FASHION LAW through interdisciplinary insights, commentary & events that gives a focus to the relationship between fashion, law & business.



Based in the UK, and covering the business, legal and cultural side of the fashion industry. Fashion, Law and Business is a way that lawyers, fashion industry professionals, students, and those working in the business of fashion can keep connected to the commercial, creative and legal topics currently impacting the day to day running of fashion business.


We exist to bridge the gap between Fashion, Law & Business!



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

Tania is a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, her research focuses on intellectual property and the creative industries and cultural economy. Particularly fashion and design. Tania read law at the University of Kent, Canterbury (2002), and obtained her Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property from the University of London, Queen Mary (2006).  She was awarded an AHRC funded research scholarship to conduct a PhD on the role of intellectual property in the fashion industry (2013). She regularly speaks at conferences and events on the topic of fashion & law and has presented her work at the V&A Museum, University of Antwerp, (in collaboration with MoMo Fashion Museum Antwerp, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts), University of Oslo, Central Saint Martins, Goldsmiths University, London College of Fashion, University of Glasgow, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in New York to mention. Her work on fashion business has been published in the Guardian and she also contributes articles for the Huffington post, and she has recently appeared on BBC radio 4 to discuss fashion and IP rights.

Currently she is associate lecturer at Coventry University London, teaching on the MBA in International Fashion Management and a visiting lecturer at Istituto Marangoni, where she teaches on the MA programme in Fashion Promotion and the MA in Strategic Luxury Brand Management. Prior to this she was a visiting lecturer of law at the University of Hertfordshire where she taught on the LLM programme in Intellectual Property, M-commerce Law, and Media & Entertainment Law. 

She decided to set up Fashion, Law & Business as a response to the limited focus and development of the discipline of Fashion Law in the UK and as an extension of her PhD research.  It first started as a meet-up group (2013) to create a community of fashion law enthusiasts and has now evolved into a platform - that offers a space for thinking through the issues facing the fashion industry from an interdisciplinary lens.  The aim of the perspectives on FLB is to deal with the intersection of fashion, law and business, from different angles. To offer insight, analysis and commentary - drawing perspectives from both cultural theory and sociology to analyse and understand the fashion industry and its unique relationship to the business and legal realms. 


Laura Adriana Grinschgl
FL&B Contributor

Laura from Austria recently obtained her LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law (with distinction) at Queen Mary University of London. Her special focus is commercial aspects of Business and Intellectual Property. Key modules during her postgraduate Master’s were Intellectual Property in Business, IP and the Creative Industries and Intellectual Property in Fashion and Design. She completed her degree with a Dissertation on “Trade Mark Infringement on the Internet: Keyword Advertising and the Initial Interest Confusion Doctrine”. Currently Laura is working on a Deloitte-led, high- profile international project and also as Legal Advisor and Marketing Assistant for a Tech start–up company based in London. 

Federica Pigozzo
FL&B Contributor

Federica from Italy 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 from Brazil 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. He launched a book (co-written with his Firm’s team) on IP Law and the recently published Brazilian Internet Law. He is currently writing a second book, focused on Fashion - using the thesis he prepared during his postgraduate studies.