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Fashion Law Events 2020/2021

The world’s on fire and we may be witnessing the end of Western democracy BUT there are some great Fashion Law Events coming up! I’ve collated a list of some Fashion Law and other related events taking place in the next few months and into 202to 1 keep us distracted from the doom and gloom.. Most will be virtual which provides a great opportunity to attend conferences that we might otherwise have to skip owing to time constraints and the costs of travel.

If you are hosting an event or know of one that might be of interest to readers, please drop me an email at

A discussion of Brexit and its impact on trademarks and designs in the run up to the big day and beyond (Virtual) 05 November 

Brexit is just around the corner and a deal has yet to be agreed. With less than two months two go until the transition period ends, we’re none the wiser as to how things will look in 2021. Luckily Lee Curtis is hosting this virtual discussion to give a final overview to the impact of Brexit on trade mark and design practice in the immediate run up to the end of the transitional period on 31st December 2020 with an eye to real time events, most notably the negotiation of the EU/UK free trade agreement. Register here

The Law of Fashion: How to Protect the Immaterial Assets of a Fashion House. Stockholm. 9 November

After providing an introduction to fashion law, this talk shall focus specifically on how the law allows fashion designers and companies to protect their designs, brands and other immaterial assets. It will also provide practical considerations and recommendations. Register here

UIC John Marshall Law School 64th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Online 13 November

A must for IP Law practitioners and academics. UIC John Marshall Law School will virtually present its 64th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference. The Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference provides an exceptional opportunity to meet with newsmakers and influencers, to learn and discuss the most exciting and important developments in the field, and to be empowered to help create better laws and policies that promote innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Register here.

Fashion Law London – Fashion Renaissance: A Unique Year in Review, online. 10 December

Taking place on Thursday, 10 December 2020, this online event (Zoom) provides a unique opportunity to both reflect on recent developments, issues and opportunities and anticipate what lies ahead for the fashion industry at a time of significant disruption and change. Register here.

PLI’s Fashion and Retail Law Trends and Developments, Practicing Law Institute New York 07 Apr 2021 

This program will explore legal issues affecting brands, retailers and investors in the fashion and retail space with sessions lead by industry experts, in-house counsel and seasoned firm practitioners.

The Association of Dress Historian’s New Research in Dress History . Online 9-13 June 2021

An understanding of the history of dress and fashion is invaluable to fashion lawyers and academics and there is no better place to learn than the ADH’s virtual ‘festival’. Tickets can be purchased here

Fashion Law Bootcamp – Fashion Law Institute, Fordham University, New York
June 1-5, 2021

Now in its tenth year, the week-long intensive Fashion Law course run by Susan Scafidi of Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute is the gold standard of Fashion Law courses.  Detailed materials, world class speakers and a deep dive into the nitty gritty of the fashion industry are just some of the reasons to attend. It’s expensive, yes, but if you can afford it, absolutely worth it. Book your spot here


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