Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Intellectual Property and Fashion Law: Be There February 7, 2014 NYC

Opening Remarks:   Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Keynote Speaker: Stanley G. Sherwood

9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.Intellectual Property Protection
Ashlee Froese, Gilbert LLP (Canada)-IP (International)Erica Klein, Kramer LevinHeather McDonald, Baker Hostetler

Copyright, trademark, and patent protection of fashion designs, anti-counterfeiting, etc. Overview of latest cases involving fashion IP rights.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Marketing and Advertising
Brian G. Murphy, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PCAshima Dayal, David & Gilbert LLP

IP and privacy concerns, FTC regulations and marketing guidelines (especially those on advertising green products, as sustainability seems to be huge in the fashion industry right now), sweepstakes/promotions laws.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Internet Law
Barry Werbin, Herrick Feinstein LLP
Sarah Feingold, In House Counsel at Etsy.com

Website development and operation, terms of service and privacy policies, security (personally identifiable information, credit cards, etc.), COPPA, online taxes, CAN-SPAM, UDRP and cybersquatting.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Luncheon
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Licensing a Brand into Cosmetics
Rita M. Odin, VP and Trademark Counsel of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.Anca Cornis-Pop, Senior Counsel, Global Marketing, Avon

Licensing considerations; launching a cosmetic; FDA and FTC regulations; ingredients labeling.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Fashion Industry Employment Law Issues
Tracy Agyemang, Attorney, Department of Labor (and Model) Employment Law PanelElisa Bloom, Proskauer

The legal structure of modeling agencies as business entities, modeling agency contracts, employment status of models i.e. independent contractors v. employees, weight issues, intellectual property issues affecting models, photographers and the agency relationship, NY law regulating child performers.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Outsourcing, Manufacturing, Importing and International Issues
Frances Hadfield, Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz
Silverman & Klestadt LLP
Michael Khorsandi, In House Counsel, Ross Stores
Outsourcing agreements, import/export regulations, child labor, international issues, border control issues. FTC labeling requirements, complying with country of origin laws, laws related to children's apparel, monitoring the supply chain, licensing agreements, NDAs.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Business Law and Fashion Financing
Donald L. Kreindler, Phillips Nizer LLP Gary A. Wassner, Hildun Corporation

Setting up your entity, obtaining financing, factoring, working with suppliers, vendors, wholesale and retail customers, and sales agents, purchase orders, consignment agreements and the Uniform Commercial Code.

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