Fashion and Cosmetics Law

Starting a fashion or cosmetics company can be daunting, especially when it comes to legal issues. There are so many things to worry about when starting a new company, and getting to grips with law in the fashion industry can feel like one more headache you don’t need. 

Legalese is here to take the hassle out of getting your business off the ground. We provide a spectrum of legal services at an affordable price, so you can focus on what you’re good at – designing and creating beautiful products. Let us take care of the rest!

The fashion industry is one of the oldest industries in the world. Today, in the era of social media, it has become a vehicle for young designers to showcase their creativity and artistry through clothing and garment design.  

In the cosmetics industry, the move towards cleaner, cruelty-free cosmetics has led to the industry growing and changing in a way that has never been anticipated before.

Where does Legalese fit in?

We offer a spectrum of legal services to designers and cosmetics/beauty entrepreneurs looking to grow their brand, protect their product, and understand fashion and cosmetics industry laws and requirements.

Whether you need contracts drafted, regulatory guidance, or just a legal helping hand to get your idea off the ground, Legalese is here to help. We provide you with products in a language that you can understand, at a price you can afford.

Are you a fashion or cosmetics designer who wants to protect your work?

We are experts in copyright and trademark law, and can help you take the necessary steps to protect your designs, without the hefty price tag.  

We can also advise on contractual agreements, licensing, and other legal issues that may arise in the course of your business. 

You want to know that your hard work is protected – we understand that. Let us help you put in place the protections you need so that you can focus on what you do best: designing beautiful clothes and cosmetics! 

Cosmetics and fashion law services we offer


Advice on cosmetics / fashion laws and regulations

We can provide you with Legal Advice on any aspect related to your brand or business either through: 

  • Legal Consultation;  
  • Legal Research Note; or  
  • engage with a regulator directly on your behalf.  



We can ensure all your bases are covered by drafting agreements which cater to your needs including,  

  • Service Level Agreement 
  • Licensing and Usage Agreement 
  • Manufacturing Agreement 
  • Distribution Agreement 
  • Release Forms 
  • NDA 



We can provide you with all the support you need to regulate your online store through a product we call a Combined Website Policy, this includes,  

  • Website Terms and Conditions; and  
  • POPI/GDPR Privacy Policy 

Price list



Legal Consultation

R 1,350

Legal Note

Quoted per client

size dependent

Service Level Agreement

R 4,670

Licencing and Usage Agreement

R 4,670

Manufacturing Agreement

R 5,710

Distribution Agreement

R 5,710

Combined Website Policy and stand-alone Privacy Policy

R 8,510

General Release Forms

R 3,110

Non-Disclosure Agreement

R 1,920

excl. VAT