June 25, 2008-Fashion/IP


The IIPS is most honored to have Professor Susan Scafidi, visiting professor at Fordham Law School, join us on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street (b/w Columbus and 10th Ave., immediately south of Lincoln Center), Room 204, in NYC. Professor Scafidi will be discussing current trends in intellectual property and fashion design, including the Design Piracy Prohibition Act currently before Congress and its relationship to international trends.

Professor Scafidi is the first U.S. law professor ever to offer a course in Fashion Law. She has testified in Congress regarding the proposed extension of legal protection to fashion designs through the Design Piracy Prohibition Act. Her areas of expertise include intellectual property and cultural property. She is currently a visiting professor at Fordham Law School as well as a tenured member of both the law and history faculties at Southern Methodist University. Professor Scafidi is admitted to the Maryland Bar and is awaiting admission to the New York Bar. She has also taught at a number of other law schools, including most recently Yale and Georgetown. After attending Duke University and the Yale Law School, she pursued graduate study in legal history at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. She clerked for Judge Morris S. Arnold of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Scafidi is the author of Who Owns Culture? Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law (2005) and also writes a blog on fashion and intellectual property www.counterfeitchic.com. Food and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

The fee for non-members is $20. Admission for law school students is $10. As this is our last meeting of the season, payment of the $60 annual membership fee will entitle you to attend this meeting and other regular meetings during the September 2008- September 2009 year at no extra charge.  If you would like to reserve your space and/or pay at the door, or if you have any questions about this program, please contact Harris Wolin at harris.wolin@myerswolin.com.

As with IIPS programs in general, NY CLE credit will be offered. This seminar will provide two non-transitional CLE credits. Mail the Membership Form with annual dues, or meeting payment by June 11, 2008, to Harris Wolin at Myers Wolin, LLC, 100 Headquarters Plaza, North Tower 6th Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960.

We look forward to seeing you in June and at other upcoming events and, as in the past, invite comments and suggestions for programs that might be of interest to you.


Harris A. Wolin
IIPS President

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