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Down the Runway: A Day of Fashion Law -- NOTE: On-line Registration is Now Closed. AT DOOR REGISTRATION AVAILABLE. Arrive Early

Friday, February 8, 2013, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration for this course is now closed.

Intended Audience:

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CPE credits for accountants are available for Panels I and III

Lunch will be provided

Location: 2nd floor auditorium

Course ID: C02082012

Number of Sessions: 1

Credits: 8 NJ MCLE Credits
8 NY MCLE Credits: 5 PP/LPM; 3 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

Course Description:

Join us for a program aimed at practitioners confronted with the legal implications of representing a client in the fashion industry.  A variety of issues may arise when representing a fashion client, from intellectual property, to labor and employment, to corporate governance, customs and even advertising issues.  A faculty of experts will tackle the most salient issues pertinent to the fashion law practitioner.

PANEL I - The Business Foundation:  Learn about the  essentials of company formation, as well as growth through financing vehicles such as private placements (debt and equity offerings).

PANEL II – The Business of Fashion:  Understand the lesser known area of commercial agreements in the fashion industry, including agreements with department stores, licensing agents, and other representatives that are critical in the sale of goods. 

PANEL III – Classifications, Value, Labeling and Border Control Issues: A discussion of the aspects of importing goods into the United States, and the relevant considerations of properly labeling clothing items in accordance with federal and state regulations. 

KEYNOTE: Combatting Counterfeiting in the NYC Fashion Industry, Brian O'Neill, Commanding Officer, Organized Crime Investigations Division, NYPD

PANEL IV – Intellectual Property:  Coverage of the extent to which intellectual property does or does not cover fashion apparel, including a round-up some of the most recent (last 2 years) trademark cases pertinent to the fashion industry, as well as anti-counterfeiting strategies.

PANEL V – Brand Building:  Focus on  the  essential aspects of growing a brand through licensing, as well as basic IP protection considerations when expanding a brand into another country.

PANEL VI – Talent, Advertising and Web 3.0: Understand the essential aspects of talent agreements, and the regulatory framework governing advertising and promoting a brand through traditional (e.g. television, print) and online (web 3.0) avenues. 


Program Chairs Olivera Medenica, Wahab & Medenica LLC and Frances Hadfield, Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman & Klestadt LLP

Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA's Entertainment, Intellectual Property & Sports Section and NYCLA's Fashion Law Subcommittee

Keynote: Brian O'Neill, Commanding Officer, Organized Crime Investigations Division, NYPD

Faculty:   Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Pryor Cashman LLP;   William M. Funk, Law Office of William Funk; Steven R. Gursky, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP; Frances Hadfield, Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman & Klestadt LLP;  William Jelinek, Vice President and Legal Counsel, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.; Mark Josephson, Murray & Josephson CPAs;    Michael Khorsandi, Price Waterhouse Coopers;   Vejay G. Lalla, Davis & Gilbert LLP;  Allison Lucas, VP and Associate General Counsel, Gilt Groupe, Inc. ;  Rita Odin, Vice President, Trademarks, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.;    Theodore C. Max, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hamilton LLP;  Heather J. McDonald, Baker & Hostetler LLP;  Claudia Ray, Kirkland & Ellis LLP;    Howard Z. Robbins, Proskauer;  Lee S. Sporn, Senior Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel & Secretary, MICHAEL KORS; Kaiser Wahab, Wahab & Medenica LLC


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