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10th Annual Lawyering in the Fashion Industry: A Practical Guide to Licensing, Trademark Protection & Other Industry Issues

Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

To bring value when dealing with their clients’ most pressing issues, fashion industry lawyers draw on a variety of disciplines, including intellectual property, contracts, international trade, and litigation.  At this seminar an experienced panel will provide participants with practical insights on how to:  structure successful license deals; navigate license disputes; manage trademark/copyright enforcement programs, including litigating trademark actions; deal with issues around fashion modeling, including contract, labor & employment, immigration and IP considerations; understand the ins and outs of customs, imports and related regimes; and implement and administer human rights compliance programs.  This program is intended for those who have clients in the fashion industry, those who practice intellectual property law, business executives in the fashion industry and both lawyers and business executives who handle licensing agreements.

Program Chair: Kenneth P. Kopelman, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP


9:00am-9:05am Introduction

9:05am-9:55am An Insider’s Look at Fashion Trademark License Agreements & Arrangements
Elisheva Jasie & Kenneth P. Kopelman

9:55am-10:45am Successful Approaches to Trademark Protection
Christopher T. DiNardo & Jonathan M. Wagner

10:45am-10:55am Break

10:55am-11:35am Introduction to the Law of Fashion Modeling
Ali Grace Marquart

11:35am-12:10pm Current Topics in the Importing/Sourcing Area
Arthur W. Bodek

12:10pm-12:45pm Implementing & Administering a Successful Social Compliance Program
Christopher T. DiNardo

12:45pm-1:00pm Questions & Answers

CLE credit: NY: 4.5 pp; NJ: 4.5 general; CA & PA: 3.5 general

Original Recording Date: 6/19/2015

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • 10th Annual Lawyering in the Fashion Industry
  • Affirmation of Self-Study