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    The Fashion Marketplace: Law and Policy

    22 October 2021


    Fashion Law London is proud to present its new online event, entirely devoted to exploring the most pressing legal, regulatory, and policy issues affecting and shaping the fashion marketplace.


    From intellectual property to consumer law, from competition issues to policy and legislative initiatives, you will learn from and discuss with top experts in the fashion law field.


    Here's the programme of the day:


    12:00 - 12:05: Welcome

    Giulia Gasparin and Eleonora Rosati


    12:05 - 12:20: The Fashion Marketplace: Regulatory and Legislative Ecosystem

    Giulia Gasparin


    12:20 - 13:05: The Fashion Marketplace: The IP Dimension

    Heike Leichsenring, Senior Corporate Counsel, Amazon

    Manon Rieger-Jansen, Partner, Bird & Bird

    Eleonora Rosati


    13:05 - 13:15: Break


    13:15 - 14:00: The Fashion Marketplace: Competition Issues and Consumer Protection

    Gabriela Da Costa, Special Counsel, K&L Gates

    Maximilian Dorndorf, Partner Luther

    Giulia Gasparin

    Anselm Rodenhausen, Team Lead Antitrust and Distribution Law, Zalando


    14:00 - 14:10: Break


    14:10 - 14:55: The Fashion Marketplace: The Changing Policy and Legal Landscape

    Laura Blanco, EU Public Policy Manager, Etsy

    Maryant Fernández Pérez, Senior Digital Policy Officer, BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation

    Jaymeen Patel, Senior Manager - Head of Brussels Office, LVMH

    Eleonora Rosati


    14:55 - 15:10: Discussion and conclusion

    The New Age of Fashion: Sustainable Horizon

    13 April 2021

    Fashion Law London is proud and delighted to organize a new online event entirely dedicated to the topic of sustainability and what it means - from a technical, legal and regulatory standpoint alike - for the fashion sector.


    Join the discussion by engaging with legal and non-legal experts who will explore:

    • The meaning of sustainability
    • The intellectual property issues facing sustainability
    • The competition law/antitrust dimension of sustainability
    • How to embed sustainability policies in the supply chain
    • Technologies to ensure and track sustainability

    Here's the programme of the day:


    11:30 - 11:45: Sustainability: pills on the legal and regulatory framework; fashion law news on sustainability


    Giulia Gasparin and Eleonora Rosati


    11:45 - 12:45: Sustainability in fashion communication: confidentiality, trade marks, advertising, and cultural heritage


    Carina Gommers, Wiggin

    Pilar Montero, University of Alicante

    Adam Rendle, Taylor Wessing

    Chair: Eleonora Rosati


    12:45 - 13:00: Break


    13:00 - 13:20: Embedding sustainability considerations in competition law policies: relevance for the fashion industry

    Cristina Volpin, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


    13:20 - 14:10: Understanding sustainability strategies in fashion upstream and downstream supply chain: a talk with experts

    Alvise Lisca, SUPERNOVAS

    Anna Sammarco, Centre for Sustainable Fashion

    Francesca Brkic, Circular Economy Expert

    Chair: Giulia Gasparin


    14:10 - 14:30: Traceability and other blockchain “sustainable” technologies

    Ashish Gadnis, BanQu

    Giulia Gasparin


    14:30 - 14:40: Summary and conclusions

    Giulia Gasparin and Eleonora Rosati

    Fashion Reinassance: A Unique Year in Review

    10 December 2020


    Taking place on Thursday, 10 December 2020, this online event (via Zoom) provides a unique opportunity to both reflect on recent developments, issues, and opportunities and anticipate what lies ahead for the fashion industries at a time of significant disruption and change.


    Topics of discussion include:

    • Recent developments in the field of intellectual property (IP) affecting fashion houses and designers;
    • Recent trends in image contracts, licensing, and marketing in the fashion sector;
    • Enforcement challenges and opportunities for fashion companies;
    • Gaming and fashion, from both an IP and data protection perspective.

    The Speakers who will join Giulia Gasparin and Eleonora Rosati have extensive knowledge of the fashion sector and will bring in their experience from both private practice and in-house roles.


    12:00-12:10 - Welcome and introduction (Giulia Gasparin and Eleonora Rosati)


    12:10-12:30 - Overview of recent fashion-related IP developments with Eleonora Rosati


    12:30-13:15 - Panel discussion: Licensing, marketing and image in an ever digital fashion marketplace with Eleonora Rosati (Chair), Kelsey Farish (DAC Beachcroft), Chiara Tramutoli (Pronovias Group), and Simona Weaver (Vivienne Westwood)


    13:15-13:30 - Q&As


    13:30-13:50 - Enforcement challenges and opportunities for the fashion industries with Marion Marie Couvreur (Alibaba Group)


    13:50-14:10 - Fashion and gaming: An IP perspective with Manon Rieger-Jansen (Bird & Bird)


    14:10-14:30 - Fashion and gaming: The data protection angle with Giulia Gasparin


    14:30-14:50 - Q&As and concluding remarks

    Fashion Law London - Online Fashion: Getting It Right in the Covid-19 Era

    1 July 2020


    Following the forced closure of brick and mortar stores due to the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic, the relevance of e-commerce for fashion businesses has never been greater. Join Giulia Gasparin, Senior Legal Counsel at River Island, for 1-hour presentation covering online sales models and their respective contractual and regulatory frameworks. You will learn best practices to shape and adapt brands’ e-commerce strategy and practical tips to meet compliance while maximising revenue growth and containing costs.

    Fashion Law London - Fashion and IP: Covid, Brexit and Planning for the Future

    30 June 2020


    Covid impacts everything from brand value and budgets to the importance of influencers… and just in case we had forgotten, Brexit is looming on the horizon. Join Rosie Burbidge, Partner at Gunnercooke LLP, for a review of the practical consequences associated with (i) Covid, (ii) recent IP cases such as Cofemel and SkyKick and (iii) the end of the Brexit transition period. You will learn what opportunities and strategies are available for the fashion industry at this uncertain time.

    Fashion Law London - Fashion and IP: Latest Developments

    29 June 2020


    Significant developments have occurred in the IP field over the past few months, which will be having a substantial impact on the type and level of protection afforded to fashion creations, brands, and fashion houses’ most precious intangible assets alike. Join Dr Eleonora Rosati, Associate Professor in IP Law at Stockholm University and Of Counsel at Bird & Bird, to explore the latest protection trends: from the type of protection available to garments to that enjoyed by retail store layouts, from the registrability as trade marks of patterns, colours and shapes, to the protection available to shocking terms. You will learn what fashion houses and those advising them need to be aware of even before devising relevant IP protection strategies.

    Fashion Law London - The Spring/Summer Collection

    28 February 2020

    Private Club, Central London

    'Fashion Law London - The Spring/Summer Collection' is an event jointly organised by Giulia Gasparin (River Island), Eleonora Rosati (Stockholm University and Bird & Bird), and Rosie Burbidge (gunnercooke).


    It will focus on key developments in different areas of fashion law, including:

    • Tech and fashion
    • Counterfeiting
    • Protection of one's own image and likeness
    • Commercial technology and data protection compliance
    • Fashion franchising
    • Latest key judgments in the fashion law world

    Here's the detailed programme for the day:


    08:30-09:00: Registration and welcome


    09:00-09:45: Big Data, machine learning and AI in fashion: a technical perspective with Ijaz Akram (Mindmix)


    09:45-10:30: Big Data, machine learning and AI in fashion: a legal perspective with Eleonora Rosati and Giulia Gasparin


    10:30-10:50: Coffee break


    10:50-11:40: Contrasting counterfeits: The Alibaba IP Protection Programme with Graham Clemence (Alibaba)


    11:40-12:40: What’s in an image? A panel discussion on image/publicity rights, deep fakes, and celebrity holograms with Eleonora Rosati (moderator), Frederick Mostert (King's College), Kelsey Farish (DAC Beachcroft), and Hilary Atherton (Bird & Bird)


    12:40-13:30: Lunch


    13:30 - 14:40: Commercial technology and data protection compliance in online fashion: an update with Giulia Gasparin


    14:40-15.00: Coffee break


    15:00 - 15:45: Fashion franchising with Gordon Drakes (Fieldfisher)


    15:45 - 17:00: Fashion IP case law update with Eleonora Rosati and Rosie Burbidge

    Fashion Law London - The Autumn/Winter Review

    18 October 2019

    Private Club, Central London

    The Autumn/Winter Review provided by the Fashion Law London team (Rosie Burbidge, Giulia Gasparin and Eleonora Rosati) is the perfect opportunity to:

    • Catch up with the latest fashion (law) trends;
    • Hear from industry innovators, world-leading luxury law experts, and those behind the most disruptive fashion businesses
    • Join a frank and collaborative environment, where you are at the centre of the discussion

    Here's the programme for the day:


    8.30 - 9.00 am: Coffee, tea and welcome


    9.00 - 9.20 am: How to start a fashion brand with Joanna Dai (Founder of Dai)


    9.20 - 10.20 am: Fashion law in practice - recent case studies re copyright, passing off and unfair competition including an update on the Digital Single Market Directive (Directive 2019/790) with Eleonora Rosati


    10.20 - 10.40 am: Coffee break


    10.40 - 11:30 am Learning about Luxury with Frederick Mostert (King's College London)


    11.30 - 12:30 am: Fashion law in practice - recent case studies re trade marks and designs with Rosie Burbidge


    12.30 - 1.30 pm: Lunch


    1.30 - 2.15 pm: Fashion and technology: a panel discussion with Bilyana Georgeva (CEO at iConnect21), Morwenna White (CEO at Hyperwild) and Kam Chovet (Technology Director at FlowerBX).


    2.15 - 3.15 pm: E-commerce platforms: a comparison of the different technical solutions and analysis of the relevant regulatory framework with Giulia Gasparin


    3.15 - 3.35 pm: Coffee break


    3.35- 4.10 pm: How to handle influencers: a discussion with Fiona Thatcher (Swarovski)


    4.10 - 5.00 pm: AI, Blockchain and sustainability with Ijaz Akram (Mindmix)


    From 5.00 pm: Networking drinks

    Fashion Law London - 1-Day Residential Course

    1 May 2019

    Private Club, Central London

    This short course will allow participants to acquire an understanding of the most important legal issues facing the fashion sector, ranging from protection of immaterial assets to e-commerce, from contractual and employment issues to franchising and brand identity.


    8:30 am - 9:00 am - Welcome and registration


    9:00 am - 9:45am - Introduction - What is fashion law?


    9:45 am - 10:45 am - Introducing designs, copyright, and trade marks and related forms of intellectual property (IP) protection (passing off/unfair competition and image rights)


    10:45 am - 11:00 am - BREAK


    11:00 am - 11:45 am - Designs, copyright, and confidential information: CASE STUDIES


    11:45 am - 12:30 pm - Trade marks and related forms of IP protection: CASE STUDIES


    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - LUNCH


    1.30 pm - 3:30 pm Fashion and e-commerce: IT infrastructure, customer journey and the use of data

    - Distribution models overview: online platform vs marketplace. Key aspects of the most used cloud computing contracts

    - Distance selling: consumer rights, digital marketing and data protection


    3:30 pm - 3:45 pm - BREAK


    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm - Disputes: Online vs offline and resolution strategies


    4:45 pm - 5 pm - Closing remarks


    5 pm - 18:30 pm - DRINKS and NETWORKING