With summer drawing to a close, wigsandgowns adopt a back to school mentality. September brings not only new wardrobe opportunities but entire days devoted to fashion law swatting. All you budding fashion lawyers will be pleased to know the annual ‘Intellectual Property in the Fashion Industry Conference 2012′ will be held in London on 24 September. With leading industry experts including Melanie McGuirk, head of IP and Media at Pannone LP, the conference promises to focus on all the key areas for lawyers advising clients in the fashion sector. Topics include trademarks, copyright, and design law as well a discussion on the morality of advertising fashion to the young. Tickets can be purchased from CLT here.
Another date for the diary is 24 October which marks the beginning of the two day ‘Online Brand Protection Forum‘ held in London’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, at London Bridge. The anonymity that the internet offers the sellers of counterfeit goods has resulted in an increase of 10,000% over the last two decades, and nowhere is this more prominent than in the fashion industry (Christian Louboutin has reportedly identified a whopping 1000 different websites selling counterfeit versions of his shoes!). The Brand Protection Forum will ‘highlight, examine and discuss’ the latest challenges in protecting brands in the online market place. Book your place at this not to Be missed forum here.