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Breaking: Gucci & Forever 21 Settle Stripes Case

Forever 21 and Gucci have settled their lawsuit over the Gucci Web trademarks – the famous Gucci Blue-Red-Blue and Green-Red-Green stripes.

The high-profile companies’ struggle over stripes created ripples throughout the fashion industry, especially among companies accustomed to sending cease-and-desist letters and negotiating private settlements with fast fashion’s usual suspects.   F21’s preemptive dash to court via a declaratory judgment action didn’t strip Gucci of its stripes, but it will have a lingering effect on brand protection programs, causing trademark owners to re-consider whether sending a C&D is risk-free.

Disclosure: Professor Scafidi was an expert for Gucci in this case.

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Re:Fashion

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Re:Fashion – Legal Issues in the Circular Economy

Re:Fashion in pink circle around Legal Issues in the Circular Economy

Resell. Recycle. Rent. The growing circular economy of fashion can extend the lifecycle of apparel and accessories, but the market innovations that are changing the way we wear are also raising new legal issues. Are there limits on using trademarks to advertise secondary market sales? Do post-consumer products raise consumer safety concerns? Is there a legal downside to upcycling? Join companies and counsel considering these questions and more at our upcoming Fashion Law Institute panel, "Re:Fashion - Legal Issues in the Circular Economy."

DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2018
TIME: 6:00-7:15pm (reception 5:30pm)
PLACE: Bateman Room, 2nd Floor, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street
NYS CLE: 1.5 hours professional practice, transitional and non-transitional

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Julie Golden, ADAY
  • John Maltbie and Jana Checa Chong, Louis Vuitton
  • Allyson Tenney, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 
  • Sonia Valdez, eBay
  • Gail Wheeler, Hermès

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

If you have not registered and are a member of the media (with credentials) planning to cover this event, please email us at events@fashionlawinstitute.com.

Anniversary Event – September 7!

Know Your Faux event - magnifying glass enlarging subtitle, "New Tactics & Tech for Fighting Fakes"

Brand protection in the fashion industry relies not only on sharp legal skills but also on cutting-edge technological measures that can distinguish real from fake, track products through the supply chain, catch counterfeiters, and analyze knockoff merchandise.  Join us during New York Fashion Week for the Fashion Law Institute’s 8th anniversary and an expert discussion of how AI, blockchain, DNA, and other science-based initiatives can help you “Know Your Faux: New Tactics and Tech for Fighting Fakes.”

DATE:  Friday, September 7, 2018
TIME:  9:30-10:45am (breakfast 9am)
LOCATION:  Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, NYC (Bateman Room, 2nd floor)
CLE:  1.5 New York State CLE credits, professional practice, transitional and non-transitional

Speakers include:

  • Joseph Giblin, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Catherine Malkova, Innovation Labs Leader, Global Business Services North America, IBM
  • Derek Morales, Brand Protection Counsel, Ralph Lauren
  • Clay Shorrock, General and Intellectual Property Counsel, Applied DNA Sciences
  • Vidyuth Srinivasan, Co-Founder and CEO, Entrupy

Fashion Law Bootcamp

Fashion Law Bootcamp - New York and Silicon Valley

Welcome to Bootcamp!

NEXT EDITION:
NEW YORK

MAY 28 - June 1, 2019

The Fashion Law Institute's unique annual Summer Intensive Program, fondly known as Fashion Law Bootcamp®, is your opportunity to experience the field of fashion law outside of the regular law school curriculum.

It's an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the substance of style, with emphasis on current business and legal issues involving the global fashion industry. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet fashion industry leaders and Fashion Law Institute faculty, who teach the Fashion Law curriculum at Fordham Law School and themselves have worked with major brands, such as Tiffany, Kering, LVMH, Wilhelmina, Ford Models, and Conde Nast.

The program is run by Professor Susan Scafidi, Founder and Academic Director of the Institute, who pioneered the field of fashion law. She is the first professor to create a course in the area – covering the same material as the Fashion Law Bootcamp® East Coast edition– and is internationally recognized for her expertise. The program will also feature guest lecturers from the fashion industry.

Photo of attendees at Fashion Law Bootcamp next to boot with pink flowers

Fashion Law Bootcamp®  is open to lawyers, fashion industry professionals, law students, and others in the U.S. and abroad who are interested in broadening their knowledge of the law and business of fashion. The program is an excellent way for fashion industry professionals to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the legal issues that they deal with on a regular basis, or for practicing lawyers to expand their current practice or even jump start a change in career. Individuals who have not yet had academic or practical exposure to the law and business of fashion, including design students and other undergraduates entering their final year of study, are eligible to apply but must have a demonstrated scholastic aptitude and willingness to take on the challenge of studying legal materials.

As always, our series of Fashion Law Bootcamp®  intensive programs are eligible for CLE credit -- more details below.

APPLY NOW! 

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
The brief application form is linked here. Completed applications are reviewed as they are received.

CREDITS 

Law students: Up to 2.0 law school credits for the East Coast edition (if granted by your home institution; for additional information, please email bootcamp@fashionlawinstitute.com
before applying).

Lawyers: Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys will receive a maximum of 28.0 transitional and non-transitional, professional practice New York State CLE credits, for the New York Edition.

California CLE credit certification renewal for the San Francisco/Silicon Valley edition is pending; based on previous years, the amount of CLE credits for this version should be 14.0 transitional and non-transitional, professional practice New York State CLE credits, and 12.0 CLE credit hours for California.

CERTIFICATE
Certificates of completion will be awarded to all participants at the conclusion of the program.

VISA
If you are not a U.S. citizen or legal resident and are in or will enter the U.S. as a non-immigrant, you may need a visa to attend Fashion Law Bootcamp. A student visa is NOT required; attendees typically use a B-2 or B-1 visa depending on their particular interests, or, for qualified countries, the visa waiver program. Please email us for more information.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about Fashion Law Bootcamp, please email bootcamp@fashionlawinstitute.com.

DATES

East Coast: May 28 - June 1, 2019

West Coast: To be announced

FEE

New York: $2,450, which includes all expenses associated with the program (except for room and board), including printed materials and special events.

DEPOSIT

A $250 deposit is due with the application for either edition or both Bootcamps. The deposit is applied toward the program cost and is non-refundable once accepted into the program. We look forward to receiving your application!

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are a number of places to stay throughout the city, but there are special rates available for Fashion Law Bootcamp attendees at two great hotels: the Hudson and the Empire. Details are provided in the admittance letter!

Fashion Law Bootcamp

The Fashion Law Institute returns to Silicon Valley
for an
in-depth look at fashion law and technology!!

APPLY NOW!

At the Fashion Law Institute, when we want to learn more about cutting-edge industry developments that we believe will have major business and legal implications, we go straight to the source. For this Fashion Law Bootcamp: Special Edition on fashion and technology, we'd like to bring you along with us.

From wearables and smart textiles to data security and the disruption of the retail landscape, innovations in technology and design are transforming the fashion industry. Fashion Law Bootcamp: Special Edition will give you an inside look at how the multi-billion-dollar fashion tech sector is creating new opportunities for lawyers, designers, and entrepreneurs.

Fashion Law Bootcamp: Special Edition takes place from July 25-27, with classes at Levi's and The RealReal in San Francisco and Apple headquarters in Cupertino.  This advanced survey of cutting-edge issues in fashion law and tech will cover such topics as

  • intellectual property,
  • counterfeit detection,
  • licensing,
  • data security and privacy,
  • venture capital and fintech,
  • blockchain and trade,
  • wearables and health care,
  • M&A, search, and antitrust,
  • retail design, and
  • social media marketing.

The program will start with a visit to Levi's on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a full day of classes on Thursday that includes a session at The RealReal and insights from other industry leaders. On Friday we'll travel to Cupertino, where Apple attorneys will join Professor Scafidi and other Fashion Law Institute faculty in discussing the emerging legal future of fashion tech.

As always, our series of Fashion Law Bootcamp intensive programs are eligible for CLE credit -- for the upcoming Special Edition, 12 California credits (RENEWAL PENDING; 60 minute-hours) and 14 New York credits (50-minute hours -- yes, time really does move faster in New York!).
Space for this program is extremely limited and each Special Edition is different, so we encourage you to apply now!

APPLY NOW! 

 

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
The brief application form is linked here. Completed applications are reviewed as they are received.

CREDITS 

Law students: Up to 2.0 law school credits for the East Coast edition (if granted by your home institution; for additional information, please email bootcamp@fashionlawinstitute.com
before applying).

Lawyers: Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys will receive a maximum of 28.0 transitional and non-transitional, professional practice New York State CLE credits, for the New York Edition.

California CLE credit certification renewal for the San Francisco/Silicon Valley edition is pending; based on previous years, the amount of CLE credits for this version should be 14.0 transitional and non-transitional, professional practice New York State CLE credits, and 12.0 CLE credit hours for California.

CERTIFICATE
Certificates of completion will be awarded to all participants at the conclusion of the program.

VISA
If you are not a U.S. citizen or legal resident and are in or will enter the U.S. as a non-immigrant, you may need a visa to attend Fashion Law Bootcamp. A student visa is NOT required; attendees typically use a B-2 or B-1 visa depending on their particular interests, or, for qualified countries, the visa waiver program. Please email us for more information.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about Fashion Law Bootcamp, please email bootcamp@fashionlawinstitute.com.

DATES

East Coast: May 28 - June 1, 2019

West Coast: To be announced

FEE

New York: $2,450, which includes all expenses associated with the program (except for room and board), including printed materials and special events.

DEPOSIT

A $250 deposit is due with the application for either edition or both Bootcamps. The deposit is applied toward the program cost and is non-refundable once accepted into the program. We look forward to receiving your application!

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are a number of places to stay throughout the city, but there are special rates available for Fashion Law Bootcamp attendees at two great hotels: the Hudson and the Empire. Details are provided in the admittance letter!

Humans of Fashion Foundation Training Session

We look forward to seeing you at the Humans of Fashion Foundation volunteer training session with the NYC Commission on Human Rights!


DATE: Wednesday, July 11
TIME: 6:00-8:00pm, with reception starting at 5:30pm
PLACE: Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street