Fashion is a three trillion dollar a year industry with a 100% participation rate. So how do companies like Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Christian Louboutin promote their brands globally while still protecting their designs?
To what extent are creators, from individual fashion designers to million-dollar brands, protected under intellectual property law? How do you balance protecting IP with fostering innovation? Lawyers, law professors, and industry experts discuss the role of intellectual property in the fashion industry, explaining three recent cases that continue to spark debate on design protection in the United States.
- Leila Amineddoleh, Amineddoleh & Associates LLC
- Jura Zibas, Wilson Elser
- Lee Sporn, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
- Ryan Triplette, Canary Global Strategic
- Howard Deutchman, Meridian Textiles
- Susan Scafidi, Fordham University School of Law
- Barbara Kolsun, Cardozo School of Law
- Stephen Doniger, Doniger/Burroughs APC
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