THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Join us for the Fashion Law Institute's 8th annual symposium — the highlight of the fashion law calendar and your opportunity to stay on top of the world of fashion law!
TIME: 9:30-10:45am (breakfast 9am)
PLACE: Room 3-04, 3rd Floor, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street
NYS CLE: 1.5 hours professional practice, transitional and non-transitional
- Angie Byun, Condé Nast
- Avery Fischer, Ralph Lauren
- Grace Fu, Barneys New York
- Jeffrey Hellman, PVH
- Louise Firestone, LVMH
- Sarah Feingold, Vroom.com
Register for both of next year's upcoming events - Inside Out 3, with fashion's in-house counsel, and our 8th annual symposium!
Join fashion industry thought leaders in discussing the forces shaping the fashion world at the highlight of the fashion law calendar, our 8th Annual Symposium on April 20, 2018.
Professor Scafidi will be in Dubai next week for a luncheon hosted by Fordham and the Fashion Law Institute. Please email us if you have any questions about the event!
Dead to Rights: Ethical Perspectives on Cultural Appropriation, Postmortem Rights of Publicity, and the Ghost of Harvey Weinstein
DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017
TIME: 6:00-7:50pm (reception 5:30pm)
PLACE: Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, 2nd floor
NYS CLE: 2.0 hours ethics
Halloween and the Day of the Dead are fast approaching, and for this year's annual ethics CLE event, we'd like to treat you to a pair of thought-provoking panels. Join us for an insightful -- and at times hair-raising -- discussion of issues from intellectual property's twilight zone and on the cutting edge of sexual harassment law:
- When does a costume constitute cultural misappropriation?
- How can we keep fear of cultural appropriation from curtailing cultural exchange in fashion?
- Should fashion houses be haunted by ghosts of celebrities past in states without postmortem publicity rights?
- Bibhu Mohapatra
- Mimi Plange
- Professor Susan Scafidi
Founder and Director, Fashion Law Institute
- Yeohlee Teng
Founder and Designer YEOHLEE Inc
- Carlene Thomas-Bailey
Senior Editor, WGSN
- Do settlement agreements in sexual harassment cases bury victims in unethical silence?
- What does Harvey Weinstein's ghastly employment contract say about the spirit of corporate law?
- Should business partners be scared off by allegations of sexual harassment?
- What can we do to make the fashion industry a less frightening place?
- Laurie Berke-Weiss
Principal Attorney, Berke-Weiss Law PLLC
- Dana Sussman
Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs NYC Commission on Human Rights
- Bernadett Vajda
Model and Image Consultant
- Kenya Wiley
Founder and CEO, Fashion Innovation Alliance
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
Writer and Lawyer
MODERATOR: Jeff Trexler, Attorney and Associate Director, Fashion Law Institute
From logos to athleisure, sports apparel influences how we dress both on and off the field. This dual emphasis on performance and style adds new strategies to the lawyer's playbook across categories of intellectual property, including trademark and trade dress, utility and design patent, and copyright, as well as IP licensing. Research and development in athletic apparel and footwear embraces application of new production technologies like 3D printing, breakthroughs in sustainable manufacturing techniques, and sometimes even advances in performance so dramatic that they they call into question the advantage conferred upon elite athletes in competition. And with every new innovation, there's a chance that copying or other foul play will move the contest off the court and into court. Please prepare to come off the sidelines and join us for a panel discussion, "Athlegal: Sports, Innovation, and the Future of Fashion."
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
James Grooms, Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, New York Road Runners, Inc.
Ronald S. Chillemi, Senior Vice President, Enforcement & Litigation, Fanatics, Inc.
Angela Byun, Senior Director of International Development & Strategy, Golf Digest, Condé Nast
Professor Susan Scafidi, Fashion Law Institute at Fordham
DATE: Monday, September 18, 2017
PLACE: Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, Room 7-119
NYS CLE: 1.5 hours professional practice, transitional and nontransitional
If you missed our anniversary event — or would like a reminder of its key points — Laurel Marcus at DFR: Daily Fashion Report has a smart and fun write-up here! The article provides a comprehensive overview of the panel’s main points, and you’ll also read about Professor Scafidi’s tribute to the late Pierre Bergé and the connection between Taylor Swift and the Gucci jacket featured in the pic below — and for more pics from the event, check out the photo album on the Fashion Law Institute’s Facebook page!
If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the story of the rivalry between cosmetics pioneers Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, War Paint just might be the first musical ever to explore the history of beauty industry industry regulation though songs about Senate hearings, rights of publicity, and trademarks in colors. Join us for a musical matinee and exclusive after-show CLE talkback with legal experts and members of the production!
TIME: Wednesday, June 7, 2-6pm
PLACE: Nederlander Theater, 208 W. 41st St. (between 7th and 8th Aves.)
NYS CLE: 1.0 hour professional practice,
transitional & non-transitional
TICKETS: $149 per ticket (includes front-mezzanine seating and CLE, including talkback with members of the production)
We look forward to seeing you there — to secure your tickets by our deadline to confirm, please order by noon on May 22!
At the Fashion Law Institute’s 7th Annual Symposium, speakers highlighted an array of cutting-edge developments that could have a substantial impact on the fashion economy in the U.S. and abroad. To address these issues Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney discussed the state of the American fashion sector and called for a comprehensive new lobbying effort, bringing Washington and the fashion world together to design laws best suited to helping the American fashion industry survive and advance.
For more, check out this WWD account of Congresswoman Maloney’s proposal and the symposium rundown in Look Online: Daily Fashion Report, which also provides a summary of each of the day’s panels.