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Women’s logo t-shirt – black

When Pentagram, the design firm that created our award-winning logo, gave us a Mad Men-style presentation of creative options, this dramatic white-on-black image was the very first one — and it won our hearts immediately.  Don Draper and Peggy Olson (and Paul Rand) have nothing on these guys!  Enjoy a classic.

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Unisex logo t-shirt – black

Let’s hear it for the boys!  The classic black t-shirt with our award-winning logo in white is also available in a crew-neck men’s style.  Perfect for the gentleman fashion lawyer — or the woman whose style icons include Marlene Dietrich and Katharine rather than Audrey.

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We look forward to seeing you at the Fashion Law Institute’s 4th Anniversary with designer Carrie Hammer!

DATE: Friday, September 5, 2014
TIME: Doors open 8:30am; Runway show 9:00am
LOCATION: NEW Fordham Law building, 150 W. 62nd, directly across the street from the tents at Lincoln Center

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2012 (selected)

Instagram outrage reveals a powerful but unaware web community
Washington Post, December 21, 2012

Suicidal Startups
Huffpost Live, December 19, 2012

Instagram, Facebook sir online protests with privacy policy change
Washington Post, December 18, 2012

A Future for the Model – A Fashion Law Institute Event
Style Senders, December 5, 2012

Prof. Susan Scafidi on Forever 21
Elizabeth L. Cline, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (2012)

Walking into the Future: What’s Next for the Modeling Industry?
Models Web TV, November 28, 2012

Viewpoint: Do models need more rights?
BBC News Magazine, November 28, 2012

Misappropriating Culture: Where “Playing Indian” & Cultural Sensitivities Collide
Museum Minute, November 28, 2012

A Fashion First for the Fashion Law Institute
Pure Fame Media, November 27, 2012

Q&A with Etsy’s Counsel Sarah Feingold
The Fashion Grid, November 18, 2012

A Much-Needed Primer on Cultural Appropriation
Jezebel, November 13, 2012

Everything you ever wanted to know about designer lawsuits, trade dress and copycat design
StyleCaster News, November 7, 2012

Don’t get scammed! How to spot a counterfeit bridal gown
America Now News, November 6, 2012

On Dapper Dan
Design Observer, November 2, 2012

Fashion Law Institute’s Free Monthly Pop-Up Clinic
The Emerging Designer, November 1, 2012

So You’ve Got a J.D. Now What?
Crain’s New York, October 28, 2012

Bringing IP to the Runway: The Push for Fashion Copyrights
North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, October 28, 2012

Fashionably Great
Likelihood of Confusion, October 25, 2012

Getting the Deal Through – Trademarks 2013
Fashion Law Notes (Brazil), October 23, 2012

Event Recap: How to Start Your Fashion Line
The Emerging Designer, October 22, 2012

Free Legal Advice!
Preneur, October 22, 2012

Yours, Mine and Ours: Ownership of Cultural Capital
Yale Law School, October 20, 2012

Pantyhose poll: Nothing beats bare legs in summer
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, October 19, 2012

Sketchy Deal: Inside New York’s $20 Million Model Agency Lawsuit
Fashionologie, October 18, 2012

Models Rock Industry wit $20 Million Fraud Lawsuit
Jezebel, October 18, 2012

Sara Ziff and Susan Scafidi
The Museum at FIT, October 17, 2012

US Senator fighting to give copyright to fashion designers
Contact Law Blog (UK), October 17, 2012

Case Closed for YSL & Louboutin?
Footwear News, October 16, 2012

Senator wants to bring copyright law to the runway
Ars Technica, October 16, 2012

Don’t Like Your Body? Don’t Blame the Models
Newsweek, October 15, 2012

Red Sole Imitators
Graci Opulanza, 2012

Pantyhose: It’s (still) what to wear
North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly, October  11, 2012

When Fashion Meets Law
SmashionBabble, October 8, 2012

Fashion Conversations: The Model Alliance
Fashion Windows, October 2, 2012

The Law of Luxury Goods
Legal Week (UK), September 28, 2012

Model-Slash: Advocate Sara Ziff
Fashion by Teresa Palmer, September 26, 2012

Behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week
Kelima K, September 25, 2012

Applications Now Open for Fashion Law Bootcamp 2013
The Commandress, September 18, 2012

Van Cleef Wins Key Design Ruling
WWD, September 18, 2012

Fashion Week Goes the Law-School Route
The Root, September 14, 2012

Show also cultivates business sense
Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan), September 13, 2012
(Photo set)

Downward Docket: The Yoga Pants War
Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2012

In fashion circles, lawyers becoming sought-after accessories
Reuters, September 11, 2012

Fashion law goes to Fashion Week and makes it work
Above the Law, September 10, 2012

“Cutting edge and innovative” Fashion Law Institute show
Vevlyn’s Pen, September 8, 2012

Fashion Week goes to law school
Crain’s, September 7, 2012

Off the Runway: Day 2
New York Times, September 7, 2012

Fashion Week in Legal Terms
The Forward, September 7, 2012

Legal Pulse
FindLaw, September 7, 2012

Louboutin Red-Shoe Decision Clarifies “Aesthetic Functionality” IP Doctrine
Corporate Counsel, September 7, 2012

Ruling Backs Validity of Christian Louboutin Trademark
WWD, September 5, 20012

Court Upholds, Modifies Louboutin Trademark
Footwear News, September 5, 2012

Design Patents Get Active in Lululemon v. Calvin Klein
Managing IP
, September 5, 2012

Fordham Law to Dole Out Advice at NYFW
WWD, September 4, 2012

Let’s get ready for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013
Examiner, August 31, 2012

Model-Slash: Advocate Sara Ziff, August 27, 2012

That’s not very Zen! Hip yoga brand Lululemon sues Calvin Klein over claim that patented pants were copied
Daily Mail, August 24, 2012

Lululemon is Suing the (Yoga) Pants Off Calvin Klein
Fashionista, August 23, 2012

Lululemon, Klein lawsuit offers rare glimpse into fashion patents
Vancouver Sun, August 23, 2012

The Nail Art Intellectual Property Wars
BuzzFeed, July 30, 2012

Fashion Crowdsourcing Turns Us All Into Designers, Retailers
Daily Finance, June 20, 2012

Top 10 Entertainment Law Schools
Hollywood Reporter, July 17, 2012

The footwear firm that gave counterfeiters the boot
BBC News, May 30, 2012

As Gucci Continues to Go After Guess for Trademark Infringement, What Does It All Mean for Louboutin vs. YSL?
Fashionista, May 23, 2012

Gucci Presses Trademark Case in Other Courts
WWD, May 22, 2012

Lawyer: Marc Fisher Footwear Content With Gucci, Guess Outcome
Footwear News, May 22, 2012

Could a Fake Coach Purse Land You in Jail? Anti-Counterfeiters Target Consumers
Daily Finance, May 3, 2012

Fashion Law Institute 2nd Annual Symposium
DFR: Daily Fashion Report, May 1, 2012

BRIC Potential Strong, But Problems Persist
WWD, May 1, 2012

Accessories Brands Benefit From M&A Activity
WWD, April 30, 2012

Here’s How You Can Protect Your Brand From Copycats
Forbes, April 26, 2012

Hunting for Fashion’s Copycats
Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2012

Top Model Coca Rocha Slams Mag for Photoshopping Off Her Underwear
Jezebel, April 25, 2012

Coco Rocha Could Sue Elle Brazil for Not Honoring Her No-Nudity Policy
Fashionologie, April 24, 2012

Droit et luxe: un mariage heureux
Le Cercle Les Echos, April 24, 2012

Weekend Update (Fashion Law Institute Symposium)
Jules in the Jungle, April 23, 2012

You Can’t Fake Fashion Bag Sold Out in an Hour[break]Culture Issues Beat, April 23, 2012

TFG Exclusive: Profile (Fashion Law Institute Bootcamp)
The Fashion Grid, April 19, 2012

Louis Vuitton wins ITC trademark battle v. Chinese Counterfeiters
Reuters Legal – Alison Frankel’s On the Case, April 19, 2012

Online ‘In Crowd’: Why Big Retail is Courting Small Fashion Blogs
Daily Finance, April 18, 2012

Philippine Fashion: Legal, Social and Technological Concerns
Philippine Law Bytes, April 16, 2012

Laws must regulate fashion counterfeiting
Washington Square News, April 9, 2012

Como a Forever 21 consegue?, April 9, 2012

Supermodel Sara Ziff Forms Model Alliance to Save Models and Fashion
Backstage, April 4, 2012

Gucci v. Guess: What Happens When Designers Fight
Managing Intellectual Property, April 4, 2012

Neon in the Workplace: Blinding or Beautiful?
The Careerist, March 27, 2012

Misappropriation or Chic?
Beyond Buckskin: About Native American Fashion, March 26, 2012

Fordham Law’s Fashion Law Institute
Start-Up Fashion, March 22, 2012

Intelligent Design: Howard Law School Hosts 2nd Annual Fashion Law Week
Fashion Cloture, March 8, 2012

Fashion Law: It’s Booming, Darling
Legal Cheek, March 7, 2012

Wig and gown in vogue on the catwalk
Financial Times, March 01, 2012

Navajo sues Urban Outfitters over product names
The Associated Press, February 29, 2012

Fighting Fake FiveFingers
Inc., February 28, 2012

Jurist Prudence: Can Women Be Fashionable Dressers and Lawyers?
Washington Post, February 23, 2012

Menswear and Oxblood: Trends You’ll See at the Mall this Fall
Daily Finance, February 22, 2012

Models unite to tackle workplace issues
CBS, February 15, 2012

The Fashion Week Bill of Rights
The American Prospect, February 17, 2012

Five Things We Learned at Fordham’s Law of the Fashion Show
Racked, February 14, 2012

Fashion Week 2012: Unpaid Internships Questioned After Diana Wang’s Harper’s Bazaar Suit
The Huffington Post, February 14, 2012

Behind NY’s catwalks, legal contracts abound
Reuters, February 14, 2012

His. Hers.
New York Magazine, February 12, 2012

Models form rights group ahead of Fashion Week
The Today Show, February 10, 2012

Model Alliance Fights For Models’ Rights
WNYC, February 10, 2012

Supermodel Sara Ziff Starts Labor Movement with the Model Alliance
Backstage, February 10, 2012

Copyright abuses rampant at fashion shows
Crain’s New York, February 10, 2012

Hàng Giả Có Doanh Thu Nhiều Hơn Hàng Thật
Viet Bao Online, February 9, 2012

从假货看经济 冒牌也走低档路线
SinoVision, February 8, 2012

Ugly secrets of fashion business
Reuters Video, February 08, 2012

New York models demand better working conditions
BBC News, February 08, 2012

Models say fashion industry breaks child labor and sexual harassment laws
Global Post, February 08, 2012

Even Counterfeiters Are Trading Down These Days
Time, February 08, 2012

Modelos combaten abusos laborales
Panorama (Venezuela), February 8, 2012

Fashion Models Organize to Fend Off Abuses
The Associated Press, February 08, 2012

Modelky chcú ochranu práv: Žiadne nahé fotky, ani obťažovanie!
Pravda (Slovakia), February 7, 2012

Models Have Rights Too: Learn Why Coco Rocha, Crystal Renn and More are Lending Their Support to the Model Alliance
Fashionista, February 07, 2012

Models form rights group ahead of New York Fashion Week
Reuters, February 07, 2012

Models’ Rights
WNYC, February 07, 2012

Exploitative Fashion Folks Beware: The Model Alliance Has Launched
Jezebel, February 07, 2012

Even fakes going down-market
The Province, February 07, 2012

The Model Alliance, February 6, 2012

Jason Wu: High Fashion Hits Target
CBS Early Show, February 06, 2012

Sign of the times: Knockoffs get humble
UPI, February 04, 2012

Counterfeit Gap joins the counterfeit Gucci
The Los Angeles Times, February 03, 2012

Realities of the runway: Models organize against abuse
Metro, January 30, 2012

Luxury: The Allure and Significance of the Color Red
Elite Daily, January, 2012

The Red-Soled Case
The Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2012

Louboutin defends red-sole trademark
New York Post, January 25, 2012

Can you trademark the color red?
Marketplace Life, January 25, 2012

Steal my sole? Heel no! Shoe designer Christian Louboutin sees red, sues YSL
NY Daily News, January 25, 2012

Christian Louboutin, YSL Face Off in Appeals Court
WWD, January 25, 2012

Fashion designs for Obama
Crain’s New York, January 09, 2012

2011 (selected)

Marketers Wake Up To The Power Of Post-50 Pocketbooks
The Huffington Post, December 21, 2011

Advogada cria instituto nos EUA
Valor Economico (Brazil), December 19, 2011

Red Hot
Financial Times, December 16, 2011

Diane von Furstenberg, Liz Claiborne: designer greats, different fates
Crains New York, November 27, 2011

Fashion Law Bloggers Fashion Cloture, Fame Appeal Attend Fordham’s FLI Law and the Little Black Dress Event
Uduak Law Firm, November 09, 2011

Louis Vuitton and Fame Appeal!
Fame Appeal, November 07, 2011

Tiffany even behind the Louboutin red soled shoes
Artiklar, October 31, 2011

Ready to Wear: The Fight Over Red is Really Just about the Colour of Money
The Independent, October 31, 2011

Can Uniqlo’s Clever Clothes Refashion the U.S. Retail Market?
Daily Finance, October 29, 2011

Tiffany & Co. Backs Christian Louboutin in Red Trademark Case
Women’s Wear Daily, October 25, 2011

Urban Outfitters Gets Rid Of All Its ‘Navajo’ Products
Jezebel, October 19, 2011

What’s Next for the Urban Outfitters Navajo Case?
Indian Country Today, October 14, 2011

Urban Outfitters And The Navajo Nation: What Does The Law Say?
Jezebel, October 13, 2011

Bloomberg Law with Spencer Mazyck
Bloomberg Television, September 26, 2011

“红底鞋”败诉 或将引发色彩商标抄袭危机(图)
China News, August 26, 2011

Fashion Pirates
Hot Mode (Ukraine), August 20, 2011

Lay off my red-soled shoes
The Economist, August 20, 2011

Louboutin will fight for red outsole
Managing IP, August 11, 2011

Louboutin and YSL continue colour wars
ELLE UK, August 19, 2011

Color Wars: Luxury Makers Battle Over Red-Soled Shoe
The Wall Street Journal, August 11, 2011

Student with designs on fashion law gets crash course (and a handbag) at summer institute in NYC
KU Law Blog, August 8, 2011

Interview: Susan Scafidi
Managing Copyright, August 05, 2011

Addressing Fashion’s Intellectual Property Conundrum
The Business Of Fashion, July 26, 2011

CNBC China, July 21, 2011

How Forever 21 Keeps Getting Away With Designer Knockoffs
Jezebel, July 20, 2011

Xâm nhập thế giới “hàng hiệu giá bèo” ở Trung Quốc
VNEconomy (Viet Nam), July 20, 2011

China’s Back Door to Discounted Designer Fashion
CNBC, July 19, 2011

The gospel according to Forever 21
The Guardian, July 17, 2011

Activewear makes it onto the runway
Crain’s New York, July 10, 2011

Retail Watchers Predict a Better Back-to-School Sales Season
Daily Finance, July 08, 2011

Some Designers Say Their Work Deserves Copyright Protection; Others Say It Would Harm the Industry
ABA Journal, June 29, 2011

Tory Burch wins $164 million in anti-counterfeit suit
The Telegraph (UK), June 13, 2011

Tory Burch Wins $164M in Cybersquatting Suit
WWD, June 10, 2011

Fashion designers hail prospect of copyright protections
The Washington Post, June 08, 2011

Patent fight busts out over strapless bra
News & Insight, May 20, 2011

Royal Wedding: Countdown to the Big Wedding Dress Reveal…and Its Knockoffs
Wallet Pop, May 20, 2011

The Careerist: It’s a Wrap
The AmLaw Daily, May 4, 2011

Nueva Ley .. Ojo!!!
Contrastes de Nueva York, April 29, 2011

1G fine for fake? Get real!
New York Post, April 27, 2011

NYC bill would criminalize buying knockoff goods
Wall Street Journal Online, April 27, 2011

Could You Go to Jail For Buying a Knockoff Coach Bag?
The Atlanta Post, April 27, 2011

Web Ground Zero in Ongoing War on Counterfeits
(First Annual Fashion Law Institute Symposium)
WWD, April 25, 2011

High Heels
The Careerist, April 25, 2011

AFPBB News, April 22, 2011

First Annual Fashion Law Institute Symposium (photos)
Zimbio, April 16, 2011

Insiders Sound Off on Louboutin/YSL Lawsuit
WWD, April 08, 2011

Knockoffs and Counterfeits: What’s the Difference?
Fashion etc., April 04, 2011

Designers Face Uphill Battle When It Comes to Knock-offs
NBC New York, April 04, 2011

Do you have the look?
Daily Business Review, March 25, 2011

Xinhua, March 11, 2011

Louis Vuitton, Burberry sue over knock-offs
The Toronto Star, March 08, 2011

Runway to the Rack: Retailers Reveal Key Fashion Trends
CNBC, February 25, 2011

Video Interview: Crystal Renn Would Like More Body Diversity on Runways
New York Magazine, February 16, 2011

Betsey & Steve: Fashion Week’s odd couple
Crain’s New York, February 06, 2011

NYC: The capital of the counterfeiting
Toronto Sun, January 29, 2011

La contrefaçon florissante
Canoë (Canada), January 23, 2011

Forever 21’s Fast (and Loose) Fashion Empire
Bloomberg Businessweek, January 20, 2011

2010 (selected)

Fashion in the Classroom: The World’s First Fashion Law Institute Opens Its Doors
Fashion & Apparel Law Blog, December 10, 2010

Where We Live: Copying and Creativity
Connecticut Public Radio, December 09, 2010

Amerika Terus Perjuangkan UU Hak Cipta Desain Busana
Okezone (Indonesia), December 06, 2010

Features : Sara Ziff’s “Picture Me”
Fashion Television, December 03, 2010

Fashion Designs to Get Copyright Protection?
Reuters, December 03, 2010

One Step Closer (But Not There Yet): Design Protection Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee
Fashionista, December 01, 2010

Knock It Off: Intellectual Property Law Issues in the Fashion Industry
D’Angelo Law Library, November 14, 2010

Is There a Difference Between Copying Designs For Retail and Copying Designs for Costume?
NBC New York, October 28, 2010

The Legality of Buying Knockoffs
The New York Times, October 28, 2010

Couture in the Courtroom
Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2010

The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act
The Moderate Voice, October 12, 2010

Una scuola per i fashion lawyers
ItaliaOggi, October 10, 2010

What We Share
Just Above Sunset, October 10, 2010

A Copyight Law for Fashionistas
On the Media, October 08, 2010

Fordham’s Runway Project
American Lawyer, October 1, 2010

The Legality of Copying Your Favorite Clothes
The New York Times, September 20, 2010

Boogie nights and conservative hemlines
Crain’s New York, September 19, 2010

New Fashion Institute
CAS-IP, September 14, 2010

The Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan), September 14, 2010

Lei para inibir cópias de roupas causa polêmica
Valor Econômico, September 14, 2010

Law on fashion knockoffs not needed say experts
Reuters, September 13, 2010

Confronting piracy in the world of fashion
Marketplace, September 13, 2010

「ファッションは知的財産」、権利保護へ初の学術機関発足 安売り衣料品チェーンに対抗 :日本経済新聞 (Japan), September 11, 2010

Education meets fashion: Business, business and law
Financial Times, September 11, 2010

Fashion Gets Legalistic With Opening of Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute
Fast Company, September 10, 2010

Fordham University launches Fashion Law Institute, a first for the industry
The Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2010

Designer piracy takes stage at New York Fashion Week
Agence France-Presse, September 10, 2010

InsideTrack with Deirdre Bolton
Bloomberg Television, September 10, 2010

Diane Von Furstenberg Wields a Gavel for Fashion Law
New York Magazine, September 09, 2010

Spice Up that J.D. with Some Medical, Fashion or Journalism Training
Legal Blog Watch, September 10, 2010

Fashion Raises Game in Growing Battle
WWD, September 09, 2010

The Fashion Law Institute Launches At Fordham Law School
Above the Law, September 09, 2010

Fashion In Session, September 08, 2010

Fordham Law School Partners With the CFDA
StyleList, September 08, 2010

Inaugurato a Ny l’8 settembre il Fashion law institute
FashionUnited (Italy), September 8, 2012

Interview: Susan Scafidi on Launch of 1st Ever Fashion Law Institute in the World
Uduak Law Firm Blog, September 06, 2010

The Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan), August 26, 2010

Legally Fashionable
Irenebination, August 25, 2010

CFDA backs first fashion law center
Lady Lux, August 24, 2010

One-Size Copyright Bill Doesn’t Fit All
LA Business Journal, August 23, 2010

Style Biz: 4 Tips for Licensing Your Fashion Brand
Black Enterprise, August 23, 2010

Fordham Law Goes Fashion
Jungle Juice, August 22, 2010

Copycats vs. Copyrights
Newsweek, August 20, 2010

Couture in the Courtroom
The Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2010

Erstes Rechstinstitut für Modefragen
TextilWirtschaft, August 19, 2010

New Fashion Law Institute Sews Up Legal Niche
ABA Journal, August 12, 2010

Laws Of Fashion
Vogue, August 12, 2010

Ιδρύεται κέντρο για τη διασφάλιση των νόμων της μόδας
The Best News (Greece), August 12, 2010

Fordham’s New Fashion Law Institute Will Serve, Protect, Talk Shoes
New York Magazine, August 11, 2010

New Fordham Fashion Law Institute Seeks to Educate and Protect Those in the Fashion Industry
NBC New York, August 11, 2010

Why the New Intellectual Property Bill Might Transform the Fashion Industry
Fashionista, August 10, 2010

Schumer Bill Protects Fashion Designers
Crain’s New York Business, August 06, 2010

Discounted Designer Shoes: Too Good to Be True?
ABC News, July 22, 2010

Counterfeiting: Many Risks and Many Victims
CNBC, July 13, 2010

Fordham to Create Fashion Law Institute
WWD, April 27, 2010


2nd annual Fashion Law Institute symposium
Friday, April 20, 2012

Can you balance the fashion equation?  Join the Fashion Law Institute for our 2nd annual symposium, FASHION = ART + COMMERCE, an all-day event on Friday, April 20, at Fordham Law School.


9:15am   WELCOME!

9:30-10:45am  IPO, Yes or No?

Recent high-profile IPOs in the fashion industry raise questions of if, when, why, how and where a fashion company should list itself on a public exchange.  IPOs can raise money for a fashion house to expand, allow founders and early investors to cash out, and give a label greater clout – but IPOs also open the company’s financial statements to the public and subject management to the volatility of markets and the wishes of shareholders.  How does a creatively driven business determine whether it’s a go for an IPO?

11:00am-12:30pm  Beyond Whac-a-Mole:  New Initiatives in Intellectual Property Enforcement

Brand protection experts frequently describe the challenges of their work in terms of the arcade game Whac-a-Mole – counterfeiters pop up, intellectual property owners smack them down, counterfeiters pop up again.  But fashionable trademark holders and their advocates have a few new ideas to share, including new case studies and data from the world of ecommerce and interactive marketing.

12:45-2:00pm  LUNCH

2:15-3:30pm  BRIColage:  Emerging Patterns in Fashion and International Trade

The BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India, and China – are the fastest-growing and largest emerging markets in the world. Each country already plays a significant role in the fashion industry, whether in design, manufacturing, consumption, or all three. They are also, however, facing intellectual property challenges,  increasing labor costs, and opposition to trade agreements amongst their citizens. How will the BRIC countries change the face of the global fashion industry?

3:45-5:00pm  ADmonishments:  Where Fashion Law and Advertising Meet

In advertising, fashion’s creative directors often pursue the avant-garde, while fashion lawyers must remain on guard.  From British bans on controversial ads to Israeli and proposed French regulation of modified images to the invention of digital modification detection software, fashion advertising is coming under greater scrutiny.  In the U.S., the proposed Media and Public Health Act (formerly the Self Esteem Act) continues this trend, raising questions about who should control artistic images created in the service of commerce.

5:00-6:00pm  RECEPTION & CONVERSATION with Designer Yeohlee Teng

Participants include Ari Afilalo, Rutgers; Vincent Bevins, Financial Times; Heike Bhonsle, Lacoste USA; Margaret Chin, New York City Council; Caroline Gentile, Fordham; Jeffrey Kapelman, Hilldun; Roberta Karp; Eric Kee, Dartmouth; John C. Kennedy, Paul Weiss; Marina Kovalyov, Russian American Foundation; Candice Li, INTA; Seth Matlins, Off Our Chests; Kristina Montanaro, IACC; Owen D. Nee, Jr., Greenberg Traurig; Kenneth Plevan, Skadden; Barbara Pozzo, Università degli Studi di Milano; Susan Scafidi, Fashion Law Institute at Fordham; Jay Silverberg, Sills Cummis & Gross; Adam Katz Sinding, Le 21ème Arrondissement; Te Smith, MarkMonitor; Anna Stupnytska, Goldman Sachs; Yeohlee Teng; Annie Ugurlayan, National Advertising Division; Sara Ziff, Model Alliance.

Media Mentions – WWD – 5-22-2012

Gucci Presses Trademark Case in Other Courts
WWD, May 22, 2012


At issue in the Louboutin case is whether a color can be trademarked for fashion items. In the Gucci case, the judge said that the red-green-red coloration when designated to three stripes is a viable trademark that demands protection.

“In the context of Louboutin, Judge Scheindlin tacitly affirmed that color marks are protectable,” said Susan Scafidi, director of Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute.

Media Mentions – Managing IP – 4-4-12

Gucci v. Guess: What Happens When Designers Fight
Managing Intellectual Property, April 4, 2012

Susan Scafidi, a law professor at Fordham University, said it’s less common for designers to see their work blatantly copied by close competitors or name brands than it is for them to notice fast-fashion knockoffs of their work.

“When there’s truly a clash of titans – YSL suing Ralph Lauren, or Armani accusing Dolce & Gabbana of copying – major headlines result and fashion world event planners have to rearrange seating faster than wedding planners faced with feuding in-laws, Scafidi told Managing IP.