The New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) has announced the recent formation of a “Fashion Law Subcommittee” which is part of its Cyberspace Law Committee. The Fashion Law Subcommittee’s formation follows the coattails of a successful Fashion Law CLE that NYCLA hosted during NYC’s recent September Fashion Week.
“Current law practice isn’t stopping the damage that Internet-enabled malefactors are doing to the NY-based fashion industry. Thus, the NYCLA Cyberspace Law Committee is addressing the Fashion Industry’s problems with the creation of the Fashion Law Subcommittee,” said NYCLA Cyberspace Law Committee co-chair Allan Pearlman.
NYCLA Cyberspace Law Committee co-chair Natalie Sulimani added, “The Cyberspace Law Committee and its Fashion Law Subcommittee are a ‘perfect fit’, since both address subjects that seem to move faster than their governing law.
Chairing the Fashion Law Subcommittee is NY Patent Attorney Joseph Francis Murphy, Esq., who stated, “The Fashion Law Subcommittee will serve the needs of New York’s Fashion Industry and its lawyers.” Murphy whose continuing work with Fashion Law began over a decade ago and has steadily increased, will drive programs and the creation of resources to address this growing issue.
“We have learned that in less time than it takes for a fashion model to walk the runway wearing a new fashion design, digital copies of that new fashion design are en route to illicit manufacturers who produce and sell copies or knock-offs (often online) faster than the original fashion designers can begin selling the genuine article in stores! Clearly, Fashion Law and its practice need to catch up and keep up with the realities the Fashion Industry faces, and our new Fashion Law Subcommittee will speed up that process.” Murphy added.