Charles Colman explodes back onto the fashion law scene at tonight's CLE, "The Year in Fashion Law," hosted by NYCLA

Posted by Charles Colman

Well, August was just awful: humid, hot, and all the rest of that bad stuff. Fortunately, it's over, which means fun activities like CLEs and Fashion's Night Out are on the horizon. Or rather, somewhere between the horizon and my present location, as the particular CLE I have in mind is taking place tonight, and FNO is tomorrow. The latter almost certainly entails more swag, but hey, the first event will keep you licensed as an attorney. So let's consider them complementary.


Complimentary, however, the CLE is not. For details on pricing and registration, visit the relevant New York County Lawyers' Association event page. In truth, it's not a bad deal for a three-hour CLE.


Here are some of the more pertinent non-financial details:

2nd Annual Review of Fashion Law

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

NYCLA, 2nd Floor Auditorium

14 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10017


Course Description: Join NYCLA's Fashion Law Subcommittee for an update on the current state of the law governing the fashion industry. The panel's in-depth discussion will address best practices concerning trademark, copyright, and design patent protection; recent case law in both intellectual property and other areas of law; and predictions about "what's next" after the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act failed to pass in the last session of Congress.


Faculty: Charles Colman, Charles Colman Law, PLLC; Joseph Gioconda, Gioconda Law Group, PLLC; Frances Hadfield, Attorney at Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP; and Guillermo Jimenez, Fashion Institute of Technology.


Program Chair and Moderator: Joseph F. Murphy, Law Office of Joseph F. Murphy


Again, you can register for the event here, or (if you're cutting it too close for e-registration) by calling 212-267-6646. You could also just show up and try to register on the spot, but I can't make any guarantees that they'll let your sorry, procrastinating @$$ in. Hope to see you there!


[UPDATE] Here are my materials for the CLE:


Article 1


Article 2


Article 3


Opinion - Louboutin v. YSL (2d Cir. Sep. 5, 2012)


Opinion - Louis Vuitton v. Warner Bros. (S.D.N.Y. Jun. 15, 2012)


Opinion - Gucci v. Guess (S.D.N.Y. Jun. 18, 2012)


Complaint - Lu v. Alexander Wang (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 26, 2012)