Media Mentions

2017 (selected)

5 Questions on Fashion Law - Susan Scafidi
LLM Guide, November 13, 2017

When does Cultural Inspiration Become Appropriation in the Fashion World?

South China Morning Post, November 6, 2017

All hat? Rep. Frederica Wilson is a New Halloween Costume Choice

Washington Examiner, October 28, 2017

Is There a Legal Way to Police Cultural Appropriation?

Latino USA, October 27, 2017

Don’t be Hurtful on Halloween

Alpha Sigma Tau, October 27, 2017

Why You Can’t Dress Up as Pocahontas

Daily Collegian, October 26, 2017

Understanding the Protectable IP of Jewelry and Fashion

HG.org, October 24, 2017

Is it OK for a White Kid to Dress Up as Moana for Halloween? And Other Cultural Appropriation Questions

USA Today, October 23, 2017

You Should Think Twice Before Trying to Make Money Off Social Movements Like #MeToo

Moneyish, October 20, 2017

Cultural Appropriation on Halloween What’s Really Scary

Bronze Magazine, October 19, 2016

This Year’s Token Racist Costume

Al Dίa News, October 18, 2017

Dispatch from the Middle East

Fordham Law News, October 13, 2017

Entrupy: New fashion App Tells You if Your Designer Handbag is Fake

soomaalikabe.net, October 14, 3017

Gucci and Forever 21 Lock Horns Over Trademarked Stripes

PacerMonitor, October 12, 2017

10 Practice Areas Where You Can Be an Expert

National Jurist, September 29, 2017

If You Shame Them, Will They Pay?

The New York Times, September 20, 2017

LVMH, Kering to Stop Using Size Zero Models

Market Watch, September 7, 2017

Finding Fake Guccis with a Smartphone

Live Mint, September 6, 2017

Entrupy: New Fashion App Tells You if Your Designer Handbag is Fake

Independent, September 5, 2017

This Gadget Tells You If Your Handbag Is a Fake

Bloomberg, September 4, 2017

LVMH and Kering Ban Ultrathin Models

Fox Business, September 6, 2017

Finding Fake Guccis with a Smartphone and a Microscope
The Star, September 6, 2017

Startup Develops Technology to Identify Counterfeit Products

Etcentric, September 6, 2017

Entrupy, Deteksi Keaslian Tas Mewah dalam Hitungan Menit

Tempo.co, September 6, 2017

Cultural Appropriation: Whose Culture Is It Anyway, and What About Hybridity?

FilmsforAction.org, September 6, 2017

Fashion Law: Becoming an Expert

National Jurist, August 30, 2017

Did Forever 21 Knock Off Wildfang’s Most Famous Shirt?

Portland Monthly, August 29, 2017

France Forcing Corporate Transparency with New Law

WWD, August 22, 2017

Fashion Law Institute’s Bootcamp in Silicon Valley, California - Summer 2017

Medium, August 19, 2017

What is Cultural Appropriation? When is it Wrong to "Borrow" from Another Culture?

Thought Co., August 16, 2017

Troubles at Soundcloud have Led to Worries for Musicians Worldwide

Irish Examiner, August 14, 2017

Gucci Returns Legal Fire to Forever 21 Over Stripes

Salute, August 11, 2017

Gucci Sues Forever 21 for Trademark Infringement

CBS News, August 10, 2017

Fashion Feud: Gucci Claims Forever 21 Copied Its Signature Stripes

CBS New York, August 10, 2017

Gucci Has a Strong Case Against Forever 21's Stripe Trademark Attempt

Promo Marketing, August 10, 2017

Gucci Escalates Legal Battle with Forever 21

Fashion Industry Network, August 9, 2017

Gucci Escalates Legal Battle with Forever 21

Business of Fashion, August 8, 2017

If SoundCloud Disappears, What Happens to Its Music Culture?

The New York Time Magazine, August 1, 2017

She’s Not Ivanka Trump – She’s AdrienneVittadini! First Daughter’s Fashion Line is being Rebranded and Sold at Discount Stores under another Designer’s Name

Fashion Medias, July 31, 2017

Por Que Nomear A Sua Empresa Com O Seu Nome Pode Ser Uma Decisão Ruim?

Estudio Marcas, July 17, 2017

Is Cultural Appropriation Ever Appropriate?

Los Angeles Review of Books, July 15, 2017

Embracing Indigenous Culture Vs Cultural Appropriation – Where Does the Line Sit?

Haka Tours, July 14, 2017

Gucci Versus Forever 21: Legal Fashion Experts Disagree on Alleged 'Knockoff' Drama

Forbes, July 11, 2017

EXO Kai's Dreadlocks Spark Debate on Cultural Appropriation

International Business Times, July 11, 2017

Why Asian People Can’t Eat Cheeseburgers

Squawker, July 1, 2017

Kylie And Kendall Jenner Attracts Heavy Backlash for Disrespecting Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.

meziesblog.com, June 30, 2017

Kendall + Kylie Slapped Tupac and Biggie on $125 T-Shirts with Their Own Faces

Yahoo Style, June 29, 2017

Why You Should Never Name a Company after Yourself

Quartz.com, June 28, 2017

The World-Saving Reason Men Should Wear Shorts to Work

Time Magazine, June 28, 2017

Surfwear Brand O'Neill Seeks to Block Thaddeus O'Neil's Trademark

Business of Fashion, June 27, 2017

At the new Norfolk Premium Outlets, you could save money. But do you know what you’re buying?
The Virginian-Pilot, June 27, 2017

It's 'Cultural Appropriation' All the Way Down

The Weekly Standard, June 19, 2017

In Defense of Cultural Appropriation

The New York Times, June 14, 2017

Is Social Media the New Court of Law for Fashion Copycats?

Market Watch, June 9, 2017

7 Signs You Are Buying a Counterfeit Product

Kiplinger, June 9, 2017

Ivanka Trump’s Line Secretly Relabeled as Adrienne Vittadini

The Grio, May 8, 2017

You Can Relabel Ivanka Trump's Fashion Line, but You Can't Hide It

Marketplace, April 27, 2017

Ivanka Trump’s Brand was Purposely Mislabeled Under Another Name at Stein Mart

Huffington Post, April 24, 2017

Amidst Backlash, Ivanka Trump Clothing is Secretly Relabelled as Adrienne Vittadini

Business of Fashion, April 24, 2017

Whoopi Goldberg is Missing the Point About Cultural Appropriation

Refinery29, April 7, 2017

Fashion Frontiers

Fordham Law News, April 5, 2017

Who’s Guilty When It Comes to Crimes of Cultural Appropriation?

Daily Beast, April 5, 2017

New York Fashion Cool-Aid by Laurel Marcus
Look Online: Daily Fashion Report, April 3, 2017

Fashion and Government Need Closer Ties, Maloney Says
WWD, April 1, 2017

Freedom of Expression: United, Puma and the Leggings Furor
NY Times, March 30, 2017

Think Tank: Is Your Company's Dress Code Illegal
WWD (Author: Professor Scafidi), March 29, 2017

Adios a la Corbata y Hola a lo "Casual"
Diario Presente, March 27, 2017

The Perks of Being a Coffee Seller - Star Box
The IP Kat, March 24, 2017

Attorneys Cheer (and Jeer) High Court's Cheerleading Outfit Copyright Holding

Supreme Court Copyright Could Be a Coup for Fashion
WWD, March 22, 2017

Etats-Unis : La Justice Redéfinit le Droit d’Auteur du Secteur Textile
Agence France Presse, March 22, 2017

The Supreme Court Says the Iconic American Cheerleading Uniform Design is Protected by Copyright Law
Quartz.com, March 22, 2017

Go Team! US Supreme Court Upholds Patent for Cheerleader Garb
Yahoo News, March 22, 2017

Major Retailers Have a History of Copying Designs, as Dallas Artists Are Learning Firsthand
Dallas Observer, March 21, 2017

ITC Botched Chuck Taylor Ruling, Fashion Companies Say
Law 360, March 8, 2017

Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Is Not Cultural Appropriation
Kotaku, March 3, 2017