The term “fashion law” is something of a misnomer because its very name signals a focus of fashion and law. In reality, the topic is catnip for those whose firms and interests touch upon technology, arts and entertainment, real estate, commercial law, and finance. The fashion industry is exceedingly diverse, complex, and global. On February 9, 2018 the Federal Bar Association’s Fashion Law Seminar will unravel a wide range of legal, technology, and business issues faced by fashion industry participants, including designers, suppliers, financial institutions, and manufacturers.

Explore all the glamour and grit at the Federal Bar Association’s 5th Annual Fashion Law Seminar in New York City. Panels will feature an impressive lineup of attorneys, judges, and business trailblazers who will discuss the advancement of fashion law in today’s globalizing world. Join legal professionals and industry representatives for this comprehensive conference. Register today at http://www.fedbar.org/Education/Calendar-CLE-events/2018-Fashion-Law-Seminar.aspx.

The budding and expanding field of fashion law provides legal counsel to executives, designers, and entrepreneurs as they make strategic decisions and confront issues in finance, e-commerce, manufacturing, distribution, copyrights, trademarks, and retail. The Fashion Law Seminar will survey case studies with topics ranging from intellectual property, real estate, advertising and marketing, international trade, anti-counterfeiting, licensing, start-ups and finance, ethical sourcing, and employment regulations.

Each panel at the 2018 Fashion Law Seminar will offer thought leadership and expert analysis on:

  • Recent regulatory developments, landmark court cases, and current events
  • How to set up a business, draft and negotiate contracts, examine leases, and obtain trademark and copyright protection
  • The method of starting a company in the fashion industry, including developing a business plan, determining the form and structure of the legal entity, and obtaining financing
  • Key challenges faced by companies as they move from entrepreneurship through domestic growth, brand extension, sourcing, distribution, and international expansion
  • The dynamics of retail sales in the apparel industry, including a discussion of e-commerce
  • Labor and employment issues that relate to the fashion industry, including working conditions, wages and hours, child labor, and developments in collective bargaining in the fashion industry

Attend the Fashion Law Seminar to gain an insider’s perspective on developing, protecting, and expanding brands in the global marketplace. Get access to top lawyers, judges, and prominent business professionals that will outline the major issues that occur within the industry as well as discuss best practices for overcoming these obstacles.

The Federal Bar Association is pleased to present student and observation-only rates as well as early bird specials, the latter of which are accessible on or before December 29, 2017. Register today for the 5th Annual Fashion Law Seminar at http://www.fedbar.org/Education/Calendar-CLE-events/2018-Fashion-Law-Seminar.aspx to acquire a fuller understanding of this multidimensional field of legal practice.


Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.