Join us for the highlight of the fashion calendar: our 9th Annual Symposium on April 12th!
DATE: April 12, 2019
PLACE: Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street
NYS CLE: 6.0 hours total (5.0 professional practice,
transitional & non-transitional, and 1.0 ethics)
Click through for more from Daily Fashion Report’s Laurel Marcus on our fourth annual in-house counsel panel!
Fashion Week is always a good time to check in with Professor Susan Scalfidi Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University. On Friday morning I did just that with “Inside Out 4,” a breakfast panel featuring seven seemingly bright-eyed lawyers discussing the invigorating question: “What Keeps Fashion’s In-House Counsel Awake at Night?” Undoubtedly these individuals often forgo their beauty rest due to a number of worries. Some examples of these include new and ever-changing technology (cybersecurity, A.I. for instance); complying with advertising regulations; securing customer privacy and big data; and the levying of international tariffs.
Others mentioned additional obstacles to getting some “shut-eye:” YouTubers posing as content creators, often in direct conflict with digital or print media; constantly trying to avoid missteps involving cultural appropriation; “inspiration” vs. copying issues; violations of copyrights on fashion and art; liability issues from loan agreements regarding fragile works of art or fashion; and class action wage lawsuits involving things as simple as employee bag searches which occur before time clocks are punched. Whew! I’m exhausted just listing these items.
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Early registration is now open for upcoming events:
Friday morning, February 8 - Annual February NYFW panel:
Inside Out 4 - Fashion's In-House Counsel
Friday, April 12 - 9th Annual Fashion Law Institute Symposium
Once again, there is a holiday treat if you register for both by January 6!
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In-house counsel spend countless hours warding off legal nightmares — and what’s worse, those hours are not billable! Join us for our annual New York Fashion Week panel, "Inside Out 4: What Keeps Fashion's In-House Counsel Awake at Night?"!
DATE: Friday, February 8, 2019
TIME: 9:30-10:45am (breakfast 9am)
PLACE: Bateman Room, 2nd Floor, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street
NYS CLE: 1.5 hours professional practice, transitional and non-transitional
- Grace Fu, Barneys New York
- Angela Byun, Condé Nast
- Elisheva Jasie, Coty
- Cristina Del Valle & Amy Lamberti,
Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Paula Barnes, Macy's
- Jeffrey Hellman, PVH
- Derek Morales, Ralph Lauren
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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.