fashion industry's continued dominance in the commercial marketplace coupled
with its successful expansion into the exploitation of social media and other
digital platforms has presented the industry with an ever expanding myriad of
complex business and legal issues to address. For stakeholders in the space,
navigating an evolving landscape of shifting laws, rules and regulations
governing everything from state-specific labeling requirements for textiles to
social media platform-specific terms for advertising has proven daunting, but
an essential exercise for leveraging the economic opportunities available. In
an industry as varied as the products and services it produces, the practice of
fashion law is no less diverse—crossing and converging multiple areas of law
into a cross-section of disciplines—requiring practitioners understand the core
legal issues and common business arrangements that prevail today.
this CLE-accredited webinar, the DigitalHHR team will explore the critical
business and legal challenges associated with the creation, licensing,
manufacturing, distribution, sale and protection of fashion, apparel and
related goods and services. We will discuss the contours of licensing and
distribution agreements, manufacturing, supply chain management and other labor
and consumer product compliance, as well as the legal aspects of brand
exploitation, advertising and promotion across old and new media platforms. We
will analyze the evolving nature of intellectual property protection as it
relates to fashion and apparel, and the corresponding laws, regulations and
case law impacting same, including proposed legislation such as the Innovative
Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA).
webinar will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30
p.m. EST and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the
Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of one credit hour (or more
depending on the length of the seminar), which can be applied to the
Professional Practice Requirement.
presentation materials will be available for download.