Last week Friday, I closed my week with an informational interview from a student interested in knowing all about fashion law. She is just an example of the consistent inquiries I receive about the practice area. Thankfully, more and more events keep coming up that are responsive to the question of ‘what is fashion law’ and ‘what are the latest trends, cases et al. to know?’
Check out details of one such upcoming event below.
Fashion Law & The Global Runway
This program will discuss the latest developments in Fashion Law both domestically and internationally. We will cover when to shout “Stop Thief!” and how to determine if a design is an unauthorized copy or merely a trend, whether legislation is necessary to thwart design piracy, the moral rights conundrum with European designers, why a red sole can serve as a trademark in the US but not under European or Brazilian trademark law, considerations when expanding into a foreign market (labeling laws, differing IP laws, etc), emerging privacy issues in fashion retail, and how to navigate the world of international trade, customs, imports and exports.
Staci Riordan, Esq.
Partner and Chair of Fashion Law Practice Group, Fox Rothschild LLP
Susan K. Ross, Esq.
Partner, Member of Fashion Practice Group, and Chair of the International Trade Practice, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Victoria Watkins, Esq.
Deputy Director of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs at the City of Chicago, and author of the fashion law blog B.A.F.F.L.E.D.
Bruna Rego Lins, Esq.
Attorney, Founding Member of the Fashion Business and Law Institute – Brazil and Associate, Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello
Moderator: Victoria Burke, Esq., Attorney-at-Law
WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
WHERE: Beverly Hills Bar Association (Directions)
1 Hour Participatory Credit
IP Section Co-Chairs: Brian Schaller, Esq. & Azita Mirzaian
Program Chair: Victoria Burke, Esq.
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