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Fashion & Apparel Confab-ulous

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP -- 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2400 in New York, New York 10012

Please join us for our upcoming

Fashion & Apparel Confab-ulous
Networking Event

Tuesday, June 9, 2009
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Our Confabs are informal networking events where you can "meet and greet" your peers in the industry followed by a short "hot topic" presentation by various industry experts.


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
30 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2400
New York, NY 10012


5:30 – 6:30 Networking, Networking, Networking – Hors d’oeuvres and drinks

6:30 – 7:00 The Design Piracy Prohibition Act: Change Fashion Needs Copyright and Fashion Design at the Crossroads in 2009

In April, designers Jason Wu, Narciso Rodriguez, Maria Cornejo and Thakoon Panichgul –- all of whom have been worn by First Lady Michelle Obama –- traveled to Washington for one day to lobby Congress for support of the bill. On April 30, 2009, the "Design Piracy Prohibition Act" was officially reintroduced in U.S. House of Representatives. This bill, if enacted, would amend Chapter 13 of the U.S. Copyright Act and grant fashion designs a three-year term of protection, based on registration with the U.S. Copyright Office. Currently, fashion design does not receive explicit protection under U.S. copyright law and protection of certain types of apparel designs can only be found through trademark and patent law. This confab will discuss the proposed bill and its impact on the fashion industry both positive and negative.

This activity complies with standards for Minimum Continuing Legal Education prescribed by the California State Bar and is approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.  Our application to become a State Bar of New York Continuing Legal Education provider is currently pending before the board. 

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