HAUTE COUTURE: Have a passion for fashion? Love to travel and study international law?  Don’t miss the Paris Fashion Law Conference on Friday, September 29. Sponsored by the French American Bar Association, Bondard Law, Lafayette Plug and Play, and Medenica Law PLLC, this is a must-attend conference at the Lafayette Plug and Play on 32 Rue du Paradis for those looking to gain exceptional insight into fashion law.

BONJOUR, PARIS: French designers Louis Vuitton, Dior, Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Hermès, to name a few, have created some of the most iconic looks and renowned fashion brands. Paris’ ongoing allure as the fashion capital of the world makes the City of Light a natural place to host a fashion law conference. Opening remarks from Céline Bondard and Olivera Medenica will launch this globally inspired fashion law event.

MODE-US OPERANDI: On September 29, a coterie of fashion and legal specialists will descend upon Paris to address fashion innovation, product launches, and modern day challenges in fashion shows as well as art, consumerism, and intellectual property from both an American and French perspective. Explore licensing, distribution, modeling, business law, and employment law as an attendee of the 2017 Paris Fashion Law Conference. There will be a post-conference reception, which is the ideal opportunity to meet and network with legal experts from around the world. To learn more, visit http://www.fedbar.org/Education/Calendar-CLE-events/Paris-Fashion-Law-Conference.aspx.

LA TECHNOLOGIE: The first panel of the 2017 Paris Fashion Law Conference cracks the code on all things technology, innovation, and fashion. “Fashion Innovation – Breaking Barriers” features two attorneys, including a leading French fashion blogger and a technology start-up specialist. Panelists will discuss the latest tools, inventions, mobile apps, and e-commerce sites.  Panelists Céline Bondard (Cabinet Bondard), Olivera Medenica (Medenica Law PLLC), Noémie Balmat (Clausette.cc), and a representative from Cypheme (an artificial intelligence device capable of detecting counterfeit products) will investigate where the legal landscape in both countries might go given the evolving political climate in the United States and abroad.

CRÈME DE LA CRÈME: “Product Launch – Tackling Challenges from Start-up to Famous Brands” includes analysis of some of the most prominent topics relating to a product launch; new developments in the laws; the new federal trade secret law in the United States; and general considerations in France and the EU, including intellectual property considerations.  Join speakers Sofia Bernardin (Re-SEE), Céline Bondard, Marie Eger (Maus Frères), Paola Gelato (Jacobacci Law), and Maria Vathis (Bryan Cave) for an informative discussion and real-world approach to fashion law.

OOH LA LA: The latest issues surrounding fashion shows intrigue students of fashion law. From clearing licenses and governmental permissions, to navigating publicity and model contracts, the appropriately titled panel, “Facing the Future – Modern Day Challenges in Fashion Shows” is an intrepid look – thanks to speakers Caroline-Sarah Ellenberg (Réunion des Musées Nationaux) and Olivera Medenica (Medenica Law PLLC) – at producing fashion shows.

J’ADORE: Do not miss this illuminating fashion law conference in Paris on September 29. To learn about the intersection between law and fashion, visit http://www.fedbar.org/Education/Calendar-CLE-events/Paris-Fashion-Law-Conference.aspx.

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.