004: Legal Fashionista For The Love of Fashion + Law / Interview with Raylene Proto - Margaux Agency | SEO for Fitness

In today’s episode, I’m talking with Raylene Proto. Raylene is a corporate paralegal that specializes in the fashion industry. Raylene has top industry experience + has worked at two Fortune 500 companies, Arbonne International + Philips Electronics, assisting with mergers + acquisitions, divestment’s (which are actually the opposite of investments: you get rid of stocks) IP protection + marketing compliance. She has also served the fashion community while employed at Michael Kors, as a brand manager + Macy’s.

While attending The Art Institute of California-Hollywood Raylene established “Couture Yourself”, an organization that assists fashion students in developing, establishing + properly protecting their fashion lines + fashion ideas. This business is now PROTO-type Business Solutions + is assisting designers across the United States. She is currently pursuing her M.F. in Luxury Brand Management at S.C.A.D. and is building her business.

PROTO-type Business Solutions is a legal document preparation company that specializes in the fashion industry. It not only offers business start-up services it also offers contract services, fashion business consulting + fashion law information workshops that can assist you with building and protecting your fashion business.

I’m super excited to have her as a guest on the podcast today. She has such great insight on the legal aspects of running a business + how she combines it into a creative world she loves. Check out her brand spanking new website launching May 1st, 2016 on www.ptbs.com.


(music by Anitek)

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Links mentioned:

Arbonne International

Philips Electronics

LA Mission College

Art Institute of California – Hollywood

Magic Trade Show

Loyola Marymount University

Bradley Borden at Brooklyn Law School






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Fashion Law Institute

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