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Fashion Studies 2460: Fashion Law and Ethics

Are you interested in marketing your own clothing line or producing a creative product? Do you want to open your own store? Are you familiar with leasing, copyright, legal contracts? Do you know how to hire the right attorney for your business needs?

Fashion Studies 2460 is a three-semester hour course designed for students and professionals in the fashion industry. It is perfect for the entrepreneur, established fashion designer, or merchandiser. This course is required for the new Fashion Apparel Production certificate and degree at College of DuPage.


Preferred: Business 1100 or Fashion Studies 1180 

Course Topics

This course will cover a practical application of current and proposed laws that a fashion professional should be familiar with. Topics include: copyright, patent, trademark, and trade dress protection; agreements for licensing, selling and marketing fashion goods, domestically and abroad: and laws affecting treatment of employees and leasing of retail property.

Student assignments will include research projects and exams. 

How do I enroll?

Students meeting the requirements can register online by following the Online Registration instructions. It is suggested that students access each area in COD Online, prior to registration, to see if online learning is right for them.

Computer Experience and Equipment

Students interested in Fashion 2460 online will need access to a computer with Internet capabilities. For further information about computer experience and equipment requirements, students should consult the COD Online web pages.


Questions about Fashion 2460 and other Fashion Studies courses?  Visit the Fashion Studies Website

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