Fashion Law Symposium

What is Real? Authenticity, Transparency, and Trust in the Digital Age of Fashion

The Fashion Law Initiative and the New York Law School Law Review held a full-day fashion law symposium: “What is Real? Authenticity, Transparency, and Trust in the Digital Age of Fashion” on Friday, October 26, 2018.

Practitioners, scholars, influencers, and designers participated in discussions on topics that included anti-counterfeiting enforcement on digital platforms, the rise of virtual influencers and their impact on the future of social media marketing, and the new intellectual property and privacy challenges being raised by innovative technologies such as blockchain in fashion, among others. Guests included counsel for Cartier, Christian Louboutin, Estée Lauder, David Yurman, Rag & Bone, Salvatore Ferragamo, and more.

The Fashion Law Initiative at New York Law School is an innovative academic program that sits at the dynamic point where law, fashion, and technology collide. We train the next generation of fashion lawyers through coursework, research opportunities, conferences, externships, mentorship, and networking opportunities with well-known fashion brands and designers. And we also work to bring lawyers, designers, and other stakeholders together to protect intellectual property and protect consumers from the safety and privacy risks associated with new technology in fashion.

The Fashion Law Initiative and the New York Law School Law Review cordially invite you to attend:

FASHION LAW SYMPOSIUM 2018
WHAT IS REAL? AUTHENTICITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND TRUST IN THE DIGITAL AGE OF FASHION

Register HERE for free.

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Available CLE credits:
5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice

Friday, October 26, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2921


10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction

Anthony W. Crowell, Dean and President, Professor of Law, New York Law School
Joseph M. Forgione, Attorney; Director, Fashion Law Initiative, and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Master Class: Exploring the Business of Fashion and Law

This class will provide an introduction to fashion law and business while exploring the state of current legal and business developments occurring in the fashion industry.

Barbara Kolsun, Professor of Practice, Director, Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment (FAME) Law Center, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

(1 CLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice, NY transitional and non-transitional)

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Break

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – (Panel I) Knock It Off: Fashion, Fakes, and the Online Marketplace

This discussion will examine the problem of trademark counterfeiting on online marketplace platforms and the tools used to protect fashion brands.

Joseph C. Gioconda, Moderator, Attorney, Counselor at Law, and Founder, Gioconda Law Group PLLC
Jessica L. Heiss, Vice President, Trademark Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Harley I. Lewin, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP
Heather J. McDonald, Of Counsel, Baker & Hostetler LLP

(1 CLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice, NY transitional and non-transitional)

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Address

Joseph M. ForgioneIntroductory Remarks, Attorney; Director, Fashion Law Initiative, and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
Douglas Hand, Partner, Hand Baldachin & Associates LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

(0.5 CLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice, NY transitional and non-transitional)

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – (Panel II) Disrupting Fashion: Social Media, Influencers, and the Law

This discussion will examine the state of social media influencer marketing, including the rise of virtual influencers, and lawyers’ role in advising on compliance with applicable laws in the fashion industry.

Deborah McNamara, Moderator, Senior Legal Counsel, Richemont North America; Designer; and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
Lindsay Donn Mann, Legal Counsel, Calvin Klein, Inc.
Ava Farshidi, Assistant General Counsel, David Yurman
Michael Isselin ‘15, Attorney, Reed Smith LLP
Julie Zerbo, Founder and Editor in Chief, The Fashion Law

(1 CLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice, NY transitional and non-transitional)

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – (Panel III) Tech Talk: Blockchain and the Future of Fashion

This discussion will examine the rise of blockchain technology in fashion and its important implications for intellectual property and privacy laws.

Joseph M. Forgione, Moderator, Attorney; Director, Fashion Law Initiative, and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
Kelcey Gosserand, Program Director, Developer Advocacy, North America East, IBM
Samantha Radocchia, Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer, Chronicled
Cathy Yoon ‘07, General Counsel, Genesis Block and GB Capital Markets

(1 CLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice, NY transitional and non-transitional)

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Closing Keynote Address

Joseph M. Forgione, Introductory Remarks, Attorney; Director, Fashion Law Initiative, and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
Steven M. Crosby ’00, Attorney, Feldman Law Group, PC and Lead Counsel, Star Athletica, Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. et al.

(0.5 CLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice, NY transitional and non-transitional)

5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Reception and Networking

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Master Class: Exploring the Business of Fashion and Law

CLE Materials: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

(Panel I) Knock It Off: Fashion, Fakes, and the Online Marketplace

CLE Materials: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

Lunch and Keynote Address

CLE Materials: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

(Panel II) Disrupting Fashion: Social Media, Influencers, and the Law

CLE Materials: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10

(Panel III) Tech Talk: Blockchain and the Future of Fashion

CLE Materials: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Closing Keynote Address

CLE Materials: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4