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    February IIPS Meeting:
    FASHION LAW

    View details and registration info below below.

February 25, 2015 IIPS Meeting

FASHION LAW

The International Intellectual Property Society is pleased to announce that Steven Gursky, Esq,, Mary Grieco, Esq., and Safia Anand of the Olshan Law Firm, will give a presentation on Fashion Law, on Wednesday,February 25, 2015. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

WHERE:  Olshan Law Firm, Park Ave. Tower, 65 East 55th St. New York, NY  10022. 

CLE:  Two (2.0) hours – New York and New Jersey 

RSVP:  Please RSVP to iipsny@yahoo.com no later than Monday, February 23, 2015

FEE:  The meeting fee is $30 for non-members or you may become a member by completing the membership form and submitting the September 2014-June 2015 annual fee of $75 ($25 for law students).  Fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card at the meeting or pay by credit card here.

Non-IIPS Members may pay in advance by using this link to “pay now.

 We hope you will be able to join us and, as always, welcome your questions, comments, and any suggestions you may have for topics or speakers of interest for future IIPS programs.

 Kind regards,

John S. Sensny
IIPS Secretary

About Our February Presenters

Steven R. Gursky, Esq., Partner

 Steven focuses his practice on contract negotiation, intellectual property prosecution and protection, real estate, and general corporate practice. He leverages his broad experience, from small and mid-size business transactions to multi-jurisdictional, complex transactions for public corporations, to provide clients with trusted business and legal counsel.

Steven has extensive experience in the areas of branding, intellectual property and trademark protection, with a particular niche in anti-counterfeiting efforts in the apparel industry and other industries. He has often been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) on the subject, and has appeared on network and local news broadcasts, including a segment on “60 Minutes.”

Steven served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for erecting the Washington D.C. memorial commemorating Dr. King’s life and work. The memorial opened to the public on August 22, 2011.

Mr. Gursky is a Member, Board of Directors, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, and a Member, Board of Directors, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.

Steven received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A., Brooklyn College,  and is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Mary L. Grieco, Esq., Partner

Mary manages domestic and international trademark portfolios of all sizes on behalf of her clients, and handles trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the United States and throughout the world. She also counsels clients with regard to their copyright and design matters, which includes securing protection for copyrights and designs both domestically and internationally. Her clients span a wide range of industries, including fashion, cosmetics, entertainment, financial services, food, restaurant, and general consumer goods.

Mary has broad experience counseling clients in the use of new technology, and in avoiding and resolving conflicts involving keyword advertising, domain names, cybersquatting, web-based content, and other Internet-related issues.

She represents both the sellers and purchasers of intellectual property rights, and routinely negotiates and prepares all types of intellectual property agreements, including license, distribution, manufacturing, domain name transfer and other website agreements. She also advises clients regarding general business matters, particularly as they pertain to intellectual property.

Ms. Grieco is a member of the International Trademark Association and the Fashion Group International.

Mary received a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a B.A., University of California, Irvine.  Mary is admitted to practice in New York, California, D.C. and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Safia A. Anand, Esq., Associate

Safia practices in the areas of Intellectual Property and Advertising, Marketing and Promotions, and has extensive experience across a broad range of industries, including fashion, cosmetics, children’s products, financial services, food, restaurant, and general consumer goods.  Her IP experience includes managing domestic and international trademark portfolios of all sizes and handling trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. She counsels clients regarding the selection and maintenance of trademarks in the United States and throughout the world, and advises on copyright and domain name/website issues.

Safia routinely prepares and negotiates intellectual property agreements (including license, coexistence and website agreements). She also has experience in intellectual property litigation, including matters connected with trademarks, copyrights, right of publicity and anti-counterfeiting.

In addition to her IP work, Safia assists clients with legal compliance and enforcement issues related to advertising, marketing, promotions, and privacy matters.

Ms. Anand received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A., with honors, from Lafayette College.  At Brooklyn Law School, Safia was Assistant Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Policy, and was Co-Founder and Co-President of the Brooklyn Entertainment Law Society.

Safia is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.

The December IIPS Meeting

We would like to extend a very special note of appreciation to our December presenters Robert Rivas and Michael Schwab, and to thank Holland & Knight for the refreshments and the use of their conference room.  Mike and Robert discussed issues related to IP rights and alcoholic beverages.  In the presentation, Mike explained much of the historical development of this field, and Mike and Robert provided unique insight on IP protection in this highly complex and regulated industry.

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