For any of you New York based fashion law fans or designers concerned about protecting your intellectual property, Fordham Fashion Law school will be hosting a panel discussion, “The Technology Trap: Fashion Copying, and the Speed of Information.” The event takes place next Wednesday 06 March at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
The technological advances available to fast fashion retailers means designer knock-offs can hit the high street just weeks after the looks are shown on the runway. This presents some serious challenges for designers protecting their brands.
The panelists include Te Smith, of the online brand protection company Mark Monitor, who will be explaining the relationship between information technology and copying; fashion designer Jeffrey Banks, who has testified in Congress regarding the proposed extension of intellectual property protection to fashion designs and whose designs are available online; Professor Susan Scafidi, who will speak on the legal aspects of copyright and piracy; and Ariele Elia and Emma McClendon, curators of the Fashion and Technology exhibition.
The event is free but you should register here to guarantee admission.
DATE: Wednesday, March 6
TIME: 6:00 pm
PLACE: Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center (NW corner of 27th Street & 7th Avenue, across 27th Street from the Museum at FIT)