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Fashion Law: The Opportunities and Threats of 3D Printing

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:00 PM -- 8:00 PM

Registration for this course is now closed.

Intended Audience:

Students may attend the program FREE. E-mail to RSVP.

Non-attorneys may attend for $15. Register above as "Law Office Staff."



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Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium

Course ID: C05162013

Number of Sessions: 1

Credits: 2 NJ Credits: 2 General
2 NY Credits: 2 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional

Course Description:

3D printing, once a rarity, is now poised to revolutionize the fashion industry. Accessories and even
entire garments may now be "3D printed." 3D printers are increasingly better, more readily available, and dropping in cost. However, as with any new technology, legal questions arise from the advent of 3D printing in Fashion.

The event will begin with a fascinating introduction to 3D Printing Technology, complete with live
demonstrations using advanced 3D Printing machines.  Attendees will see objects rendered from
computer drawings into three-dimensional physical existence, and will interact in that process.  The copyright and patent issues raised by the advent of the 3D printing revolution will be explained, along with the challenges the technology poses to trademark and anti-counterfeiting law.  Green legal
initiatives will also be discussed, with a view towards sustainability and how 3D Printing will fit into emerging ecological regulatory framework.  Throughout the event, examples will be given
from various industries, with an emphasis on the Fashion Industry."


The program will explain how 3D printing will be increasingly used in the fashion industry, and address associated legal issues, including: counterfeiting, the legal protection of Fashion Design, and legal problems arising from the advent of the 3D printing age.  The program will review how existing laws may best be used, as well as whether those existing laws need to be changed or added to.

The program is moderated by the NYCLA Fashion Law Subcommittee Chair Joseph Murphy.  Joe recently spoke on this topic to the 3rd Annual Symposium on Fashion Law, held in the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law. He has over fifteen years of involvement with 3D Printing, and is co-chair of the 3D Printing Subcommittee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).


Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA's Fashion Law Subcommittee

Program Chair and Moderator: Joseph Murphy, Esq., Chair, NYCLA's Fashion Law Subcommittee

Faculty: David Celanto, Founder of; Joseph M. Forgione, Director of Trademark Enforcement at the Gioconda Law Group; Michael Kelly,  Kenyon & Kenyon; Jeff Trexler, Adjunct Professor, Fordham / Fashion Law Institute;Kurt Wendt, a 3D Printing Expert and Enthusiast



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