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New York, NY, United States, 2012/02/06 - Wahab & Medenica partner Olivera Medenica has organized a fashion and intellectual property law panel to be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. CLE credit is available for NY and NJ.
As co-chair of the Federal Bar Association IP Committee, Wahab & Medenica partner Olivera Medenica has organized a CLE entitled “IP Protection in the Apparel & Fashion Industries: Overcoming Challenges in the Protection of Apparel Brands and Designs” to be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Sponsored by the New York County Lawyer’s Association and New York chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the panel will be at the US Courthouse at 500 Pearl Street in room 850.
The focus of the program is on copyright and trademark protection for fashion brands. It seeks to provide a strong foundation and discussion of current and proposed intellectual property protection for designs, for in-house counsel as well as attorneys representing small, individual designers.
The program will be divided into five segments, each exploring an essential component of that area of the law:
1) Available Protection under Existing Laws;
2) Particular IP Challenges in the Apparel & Fashion Industries;
3) Comparative IP Protection law in the Apparel Industry: United States & Europe;
4) Strategies for Overcoming Shortfalls in Protection Under Existing US Laws;
5) Proposed U.S. Legislation for IP Protection of Apparel & Fashion
Panelists include Frances Hadfield of Grunfeld Desiderio; Barbara Kolsun, the General In-House Counsel of Stuart Weitzman, LLC; Kandis Koustenis, Esq. of Francis Company; and Heather McDonald of Baker & Hostetler LLP.
Two hours of MCLE credits are available for either NY or NJ.
About Wahab & Medenica
Wahab & Medenica (wrlawfirm.com) is a New York law firm that counsels businesses to which any combination of branding, intellectual property, media, technology, data privacy and venture capital is critical to success. The firm provides counsel on intellectual property, branding and advertising, entertainment and media, technology, privacy and data security, information technology, social media and e-commerce. In addition, the firm addresses the core spectrum of legal matters, including transactions, corporate governance, equity incentives, funding rounds, deal and contract drafting/negotiation, compliance, rights enforcement, licensing, and commercial litigation.