The emerging legal field of fashion law will soon have its own academic institute. Fordham University School of Law will officially launch on September 8 its unique Fashion Law Institute, "the world's first fashion law center." The Institute was established to provide legal assistance to designers and to train lawyers for the fashion industry, with its special issues in intellectual property law, business and finance. The Fashion Law Institute will be directed by Professor Susan Scafidi , who taught the first course in fashion law in the United States. The new law center benefits from partial funding and support from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and its president, Diane von Furstenberg.
Those wanting to stay current with issues and developments in fashion law should also check out Professor Scafidi's blog, Counterfeit Chic.
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