Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives and Attorneys

  • Arts

VLA is proud to announce the first-ever course based on the book, Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives and Attorneys published in 2010. This first comprehensive book on the topic was developed by Guillermo Jimenez and Barbara Kolsun, pioneers of the field as well as academic experts and practitioners, who wrote the book along with a team of highly experienced attorneys and legal experts. This original and comprehensive course will bring you face-to face with these authors and experts and is specifically designed for attorneys and law students interested in Fashion Law, the Fashion Industry and the representation of designers and fashion companies of all sizes. The course will provide in-depth consideration of the legal issues and common business arrangements found in the fashion industry as well as cover recent and ongoing developments in this fast-changing field. Some of the recent cases and cutting edge issues we will explore in class include, Louboutin v. YSL, LVMH v. Hyundai, Marc Jacobs v. Lataillade, and California's Proposition 65.

Finally, students will be able to participate in counseling and representation of fashion companies and designers through VLA's Legal Services Program which includes volunteering at clinics, representing individual clients on a pro bono basis and mediating fashion related disputes through MediateArt, VLA's alternative dispute and negotiation counseling service.

  • CLE Credit Comments: *20 CLE credits: 12 Professional Practice, 7 Skills and 1 Ethics (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys)
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