FBA Fashion Law Conference earlier this month was simply fabulous. Thank you to the FBA staff for pulling it off, and special thanks to FBA President Maria Vathis (Bryan Cave) and keynote speaker Gary Sheinbaum (CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Americas), as well as our in house speakers Rita Odin (Estee Lauder), Marilee Holmes (Wilhelmina), Lena Saltos (Urban Outfitters), Michael Khorsandi (Ross Stores), Bert Kaminski (Servicemax), and Stacy Yeung (Bayer). Last but not least, a huge thank you for our panels of attorneys (and one judge) who have contributed their knowledge and expertise in the field of fashion law: Frances Hadfield (Crowell & Moring), Nicola Tegoni (Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP), Hon. Mimi Tsankov (Immigration - in her personally capacity), Dyan Finguerra-duCharme (Pryor Cashman), Deanna Clark-Esposito (Clark-Esposito Law Firm), Laurine Janin-Reynaud (Duclos Thorne), David Stepp (Crowell & Moring), Jeanne Curtis, April Capati (Lerner David), Maria Vathis (Bryan Cave) and… ME! Super huge thank you to Fili Bajovic of CACOTEC, who provided an insider’s perspective on fashion tech.
I spoke on my favorite topics: trademarks (of course, what else?) as well as wearable tech - and moderated four of the six panels. We covered international trade, fashion tech, design patents, trademarks, immigration and retailer issues. Hope to see you in Paris in September!