Cape Town Fashion Council Presents ‘The Law and Fashion: Know Your Rights,’ an Intellectual Property Workshop #FashionLaw @Ctfc_za

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Cape Town Fashion Council Intellectual Property Law

The Fashion Law movement has been gaining momentum around the world, independent of our movement here in the States. A new addition to the movement is Africa, as South Africa begins to also make its Fashion Law voice heard.

This is the second programming I am seeing from South Africa on Fashion Law educating its fashion community. The first was organized by Africa Fashion International this past fashion season.

Ladybrille designers, check out the details below.

-Ms. Uduak


Join the Cape Town Fashion Council for a Workshop that will give attendees a broader understanding of how the law applies to the Fashion Industry.

Protect your brand image through the use of trademarks, copyrights, patents, license agreements and non-disclosure agreements. Learn what can be protected and how to protect it with a clear and concise guide.

DATE: Tuesday, 19 May 2015
TIME: 5 pm – 7 pm
VENUE: CTFC offices (2nd Floor Harrington House, 37 Barrack Street, Cape Town)
FACILITATOR: Pieter GJ Koornhof [BA LLB LLM (Stell)]
Lecturer at the University of Western Cape & Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
FEE: R 100


• The scope of Copyright protection in South Africa
• Trademark infringement and counterfeit goods
• Design Law for the Fashion Designer
• The relevance of patents in the fashion industry
• Respecting the Intellectual Property rights of others and what can be done to minimize the risk factor
• What to do if your rights have been infringed
This workshop is ideal for designers looking to protect their designs, fashion industry leaders looking to expand their knowledge of the industry and anyone else with an interest in this controversial field!

To RSVP please email Sumaiya De’Mar –

Please include the following:
– Your full name
– Your contact number
– Your company name / label





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