Copyrighting Fashion After Varsity Brands

Copyrighting Fashion After Varsity Brands

Friday, February 24, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012  

Attendees can register here.

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Interested in the law of fashion?  Join us for this exciting panel on the first Supreme Court case in decades to grapple with the subject.  Four panelists will discuss Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, in which the Court discusses whether the design of a cheerleading uniform can gain copyright protection.  Dozens of law professors, including several from NYU, have submitted amicus briefs for both sides.  Our panelists will explore what the ramifications will be both for scholars and the industry.

The panel will be moderated by NYU’s own Professor Christopher Sprigman (coauthor of one of the amicus briefs in the case).  The panelists will be:

Professor Doug Hand (NYU, partner at Hand Baldachin & Amburgey LLP)

Professor Barbara Kolsun (Cardozo, former General Counsel of Kate Spade)

Professor Betsy Rosenblatt (Whittier, coauthor of an amicus brief in the case)

Professor Jeffey Trexler (Fordham, coauthor of an amicus brief in the case)

This event is part of “Copyrighting What We Wear: A Legal and Technological Restyling,” the Annual Survey of American Law 2017 Symposium on Fashion and Copyright.

Please RSVP here by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, 2/21