Paris Fashion Law Conference

Cosponsored by the French American Bar Association

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 Registration Rates
 U.S. CLE 110 Euros 
 General Admission  45 Euros
 FABA Members  30 Euros
 Non-Attorney  30 Euros
 Student  25 Euros
Friday, September 29
4:00-4:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Céline Bondard, Principal, Cabinet Bondard; President, French American Bar Association
  • Olivera Medenica, Principal, Medenica Law PLLC
  • Lafayette Plug and Play Representative 
4:15-6:15 p.m. Panel I: Fashion Innovation - Breaking Barriers
This panel features two attorneys, a leading French fashion blogger, and a technology start-up. The purpose of the panel is to frame the legal analysis around the latest fashion innovation issues. The blogger and tech startup will discuss the latest tools and inventions, and the legal pitfalls and issues will be analyzed both from a French and US perspective.

  • Noémie Balmat, Founder,
  • Sofia Bernardin, Co-Founder, Re-SEE
  • Céline Bondard, Principal, Cabinet Bondard
  • Olivera Medenica, Principal, Medenica Law PLLC

Panel II: Product Launch - Tackling Challenges from Start-up to Famous Brands
This panel will discuss some of the most salient topics relating to a product launch, new developments in the laws, such as the counterfeiting and general other considerations in France and the EU, including all intellectual property considerations.

  • Marie Eger, Intellectual Property Counsel, Maus Frères
  • Hugo Garcia-Cotte, Co-Founder and CEO, Cypheme
  • Paola Gelato, Partner, Jacobacci & Associati
  • Maria Vathis, Of Counsel, Bryan Cave
6:15-6:30 p.m. Short Break
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Panel III: Modern Day Challenges in Fashion Shows
This panel will address the latest issues in presenting fashion shows, from clearing licenses and governmental permissions, to navigating publicity and model contracts.

  • Laurence Baylocq, Legal Director, IMG Paris
  • Caroline-Sarah Ellenberg, Legal Counsel, Réunion des Musées Nationaux
  • Olivera Medenica, Principal, Medenica Law PLLC
7:30-10:00 p.m. Post-Conference Reception
Catered by Otium Cold Press

Contact Heather Gaskins if you are interested in sponsoring this conference.
September 29, 2017
Lafayette Plug and Play
32 Rue du Paradis
75010 Paris

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