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Fashioning the Law: Legal Essentials for Fashion Designers

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Zoom Webinar

“Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” Fashion transcends mere fabric; it is a canvas for self-expression and a conduit for conveying our identities to the world. However, pioneering in fashion is no easy feat. It demands significant investments in creating and promoting new designs, with no assurance of success. In contrast, imitation is a much easier path. So, how do we safeguard this realm of creativity and expression? In this class, we will explore the evolving legal landscape for fashion designers and the legal tools designers can leverage to protect their designs, specifically copyright, trademark, and patent law. We will also touch briefly on legal issues related to contracts, commercial transactions, and employment law within the industry. Sign up and join us in “fashioning the law” on Monday, April 22, 2024.

Instructors: VLA Legal Externs (Carolina & Christiana)

Membership Discount Code: For members, please contact registrations@vlany.org to receive your discount code, which will allow you to view and purchase the ticket.

$5 Students and Artists Over Sixty
$10 VLA Members (Artists and Attorneys)
$15 General Admission

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.

Webinar Access and Recording: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access. Please note that this is a live webinar. We are unable to distribute a recording of this presentation if you cannot attend. To view VLA’s library of on-demand videos, click here.


April 22
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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