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

Innovation Center for Law and Technology

Friday, October 26, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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


 

Date:  Friday, October 26, 2018

Time:  10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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

Registration:  Free

CLE:  5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice  


 

Summary:

The Fashion Law Initiative and the New York Law School Law Review cordially invite you to attend our 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 will participate in discussions on topics that include 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 will include counsel for Estée Lauder, David Yurman, Richemont, 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.


 

Program:

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 and Director of the Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment 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, and 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
  • 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, General Manager and Head of Community, The Block
  • Samantha Radocchia, Co-Founder and 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; 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

Have questions about What is Real? Authenticity, Transparency, and Trust in the Digital Age of Fashion? Contact Innovation Center for Law and Technology

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New York Law School
185 West Broadway
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Friday, October 26, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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