New article: "Fashion, Sexism, and the United States Federal Judiciary" (to be published in the July 2013 issue of Vestoj (UK))
This short piece (which might serve as a springboard for a more in-depth article) is slated to run in the
July October 2013 issue of the British publication Vestoj: The Journal of Sartorial Matters. Here is the abstract/first paragraph of "Fashion, Sexism, and the United States Federal Judiciary":
The U.S. federal judiciary has frequently displayed a dismissive attitude toward "fashion," while simultaneously recognizing the great economic importance of clothing. As fashion was, from the formation of the United States until at least the late 1960s, associated primarily with the female sex, while judges during this time period were almost exclusively male, one naturally wonders whether the power dynamics of gender shaped the development of the law pertaining to fashion. There is good reason to believe that this has indeed been the case.
While I encourage you to buy the upcoming issue of Vestoj, you can download my article now at SSRN.
Why Alba Footwear should pick up where YSL left off in defending against Louboutin (PLUS: I'm officially on NYU Law's faculty!)
This writer, one Charles Colman, is happy to announce that he is now *officially* an Acting Assistant Professor at NYU Law School. The proof: my faculty profile, posted here. My firm, Charles Colman Law, PLLC, remains open for business.
In other news, the World IP Review has been kind enough to quote me in three different articles over the past month:
ABA CLE: "Copyright Trolls Are Never in Fashion: Strategies for Fighting Meritless Infringement Lawsuits" (5/24, 12-1:30 pm EDT)
The American Bar Association has an exciting CLE coming up -- at least, it's exciting to me (though, to be fair, I'm speaking on the panel.) The title: "Copyright Trolls Are Never in Fashion: Copyright Infringement Suits and Strategies for Fighting Back."
For your convenience, I've compiled the relevant information here:
Friday, May 24, 2013
12 pm (EDT) to 1:30 pm
1.5 CLE credits in approved states
Format: Live webinar/teleconference
A somewhat haphazard sampling of reactions to the Second Circuit's recent pro-fair use ruling in Cariou v. Prince
Here is a somewhat haphazard sampling of reactions to the Second Circuit's recent decision in Cariou v. Prince (available at Scribd and embedded below.) If any important, notable, and/or especially insightful commentary has been left out -- as I'm absolutely certain is the case -- feel free to suggest additions by e-mailing me at ccolman (at) lawoffashion (dot) com.
Center for Art Law (Ariel Greenberg): Appropriate Standards in Appropriation Art? Cariou v. Prince Decision Garners Relief but Fails to Provide Substantive Guidance
Although the LAW OF FASHION LinkedIn group is active as ever, you've probably noticed that this blog has been pretty quiet lately. That's because this writer, one Charles Colman, has been hunkered down for the past few weeks, putting the finishing touches on his single-volume treatise, Fashion and Copyright, for LexisNexis-Matthew Bender. (You might recall my saying something about a book for Oxford University Press. Yes, this started off as that project... then this happened.)
My Law360 piece: "Post-Kirtsaeng, 'Material Differences' Between Copyright and Trademark Law's Treatment of Gray Goods Persist"
Charles E. Colman
(first published in Law360 on April 4, 2013)