Fashion Law Boot Camp Headed to San Francisco

For the first time ever, the Fashion Law Institute in New York is partnering up with Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco to offer a six-day intensive fashion law course geared to fashion professionals, attorneys, and law and design students.

The Fashion Law Institute, based at Fordham Law School in New York, had never offered this program outside of New York. “After three years of planning this, we’re quite excited,” said Susan Scafidi, the Fashion Law Institute’s founder, in an email.

The boot camp—which will cover topics such as intellectual-property rights, copyrights, trademarks, finance, business, government regulations and civil rights—will take place Aug. 4–9 at Levi’s Plaza in downtown San Francisco.

There will be guest lecturers from the fashion industry as well as attorneys who have worked in this discipline.

“Since its launch in 2010, we have been looking forward to helping the Fashion Law Institute in its efforts to share knowledge and information,” said Thomas Onda, chief intellectual-property counsel at Levi Strauss, who spearheaded Levi’s collaboration.

In Southern California, Loyola Law School recently started offering a concentration of fashion law classes at its downtown Los Angeles campus. In late July, the law school will offer a 10-day intensive fashion law seminar.

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