Paris cemented its hold on the fashion industry long ago. The glamour and modernization of Paris fashion traces its lineage from royalty at Versailles to haute couture today. With Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Hubert de Givenchy, and Pierre Balmain, to name a few, the City of Lights glistens with innovation, style, and design.

We invite you to travel across the Atlantic Ocean and explore the advancement of fashion law in today’s globalizing world at the Paris Fashion Law and Innovation Conference on Friday, October 4, 2019. Join the Federal Bar Association, in collaboration with the French American Bar Association, at La Maison du Barreau in Paris, France.  Say “Bonjour, Paris!” and sign up today at This is a conference tailored to meet the needs of a variety of practitioners, providing up-to-date coverage on the latest industry business and legal developments.

The fashion and apparel business is a trillion-dollar industry, and fashion is a driving force in the world economy. Given the fashion industry’s extraordinarily mobile-friendly, global nature, the 2019 Paris Fashion Law and Innovation Conference will powerfully provide various approaches for lawyers, fashion retailers and designers, models, influencers, licensors and licensees, and distributors. Programming will feature a notable group of attorneys and industry representatives who will discuss developments and current challenges from both the French and U.S. perspective.


Panel discussions include conversations and enlightenment on trademark law; the impact of counterfeit goods on the global economy; social media marketing and fashion; legal rules surrounding fashion advertisements and influencers; the MeToo movement; and the latest litigations in the U.S. and France, and a comparative analysis of both jurisdictions.

This year’s conference includes a bevy of brilliant, insightful speakers hailing from Cabinet Bondard; Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP; Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP; Maus Freres International Services; Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB); Sonia Rykiel; and Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité (ARPP).

Speakers will address recent trends in fashion law as well as forecasts for the future. Attendees will hear analysis and receive helpful guidance on the latest cases affecting the fashion industry.  Examine innovative solutions and legal strategy within the fashion industry!

The Paris Fashion Law and Innovation Conference offers a multidisciplinary approach to fashion law. This conference seamlessly marries a myriad of legal disciplines, such as business law, international law, marketing and advertising, technology, governmental regulation, human rights, contracts, and intellectual property law. Panelists will explore the need to navigate the complex legal and regulatory regimes, both domestically and internationally, applicable to fashion.

To experience a riveting, educational, and practical conference on the intersection between fashion and law, we invite you to register now for the October 4 Paris Fashion Law and Innovation Conference at Come hear what legal counsel, fashion brands, designers, and other movers and shakers in the industry have to say about the global changes to fashion law. A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Cabinet Bondard, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP, and the FBA Intellectual Property Law Section!


About the Author

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.

About the FBA

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