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Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant & top lawyers discuss legal protection for fashion designers.

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A unique opportunity to learn about the legal backdrop of the fashion industry with a panel of distinguished attorneys and acclaimed designer and "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant.

Our lawyer panel will explain available legal protections for fashion designs and designer brands, contrasting copyright, trademark, and design patent protection schemes, as well as right of publicity considerations. The lawyers will then explain their practical applications, as Ms. Bryant poses questions that designers would typically ask counsel as they conceive and develop their fashion lines, select branding and co-promotional partners, and launch their professional careers in various arenas.

A selection of Bloomingdale's fall fashions will be featured illustratively during this presentation. The panel concludes with perspectives on the influence of celebrity culture, television, and other media on design, fashion, and lifestyle, and strategies for addressing the unique legal challenges these pose.

Designers and lawyers, of all levels and expertise, are welcome at this unique presentation, as well as attendees who are neither, but are avid, interested consumers of fashion and entertainment products.

Admission is $25 ($15 for CLA members); California State Bar members may receive one hour of general CLE credit for an additional $10 fee.

Attorney Larry Apolzon, partner at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
Janie Bryant, costume designer for AMC's popular "Mad Men"
Attorney Christa Perez, partner at Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C.
and moderator Nancy L. McCullough, principal of Law Offices of Nancy L. McCullough.

Bloomingdale’s will donate a portion of their evening’s sales proceeds to California Lawyers for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Fashion style consultations and light refreshments will be provided.

- California Lawyers for the Arts

Protecting Fashion Designs: Fashion Law Basics for Designers and Lawyers

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:30pm – 8pm

Bloomingdale's Century City, Second Floor (10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067) Map it $25

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