Fordham Law


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Susan Scafidi

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Email: scafidi@law.fordham.edu
Telephone: 212.636.7697
Fax: 212.636.6899
Office Hours: By Appointment Only


Toronto Star interview on DVF copying Canadian label
Interview and legal information from CounterfeitChic.com included in front page article on Diane von Furstenberg and the Canadian design duo Mercy's claim regarding copying of one of their designs. David Graham, “Fashion icon pays up in copycat spat,” Toronto Star, May 13, 2009.
Date 5/13/2009
Web Site http://www.thestar.com/living/Fashion/article/633410


Panel on IP and Design, Fordham IP Conference
Presentation regarding the newly introduced U.S. Design Piracy Prohibition Act, Fordham IP Conference, Cambridge, England, April 15, 2009.
Date 4/30/2009
Type Presentations


Presentation at Cambridge University/University of Queensland Copyright History Roundtable
Presentation on the history of intellectual property and fashion design protection in the U.S. and Europe, April 14, 2009.
Date 4/30/2009
Type Presentations


California Apparel News cite regarding the Design Piracy Prohibition Act
Cited in “Piracy v. Flattery: The Diane von Furstenberg Edition,” California Apparel News, April 24, 2009.
Date 4/30/2009
Web Site http://www.apparelnews.net/blog/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=140:piracy-v-flattery-the-diane-von-furstenberg-edition&catid=1:newyork&Itemid=29


Forbes Woman interview on women and dress codes
Quoted in Lauren Lipton, “Grin and Bare It,” regarding the semiotics of skin versus stockings, Forbes Woman, April 29, 2009.
Date 4/30/2009
Web Site http://www.forbes.com/2009/04/29/workplace-fashion-stockings-forbes-woman-style-pantyhose.html


ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law annual meeting panel
Presented
Date 4/6/2009
Type Presentations


Crain's New York Business interview on designer Thom Browne
Quoted in “Maker of Trendy Men's Suits Nears Bankruptcy,” Crain's New York Business, March 25, 2009.
Date 3/30/2009
Web Site http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20090325/FREE/903259892


Article selected for inclusion in West's Intellectual Property Review anthology
“FIT: Fashion as Information Technology,” 59 Syracuse Law Review 69 (2008) was selected for republication in West's Intellectual Property Law Review as one of the best IP articles of the year.
Date 3/30/2009
Type Recent Publications


Forbes interview on designers' diffusion lines
Quoted in article, 'Where to Find Designer Labels for Less,' March 3, 2009.
Date 3/23/2009


'FIT: Fashion as Information Technology' at NYLS
Presented paper at New York Law School's faculty workshop series.
Date 3/23/2009
Type Presentations


Inside-Fashion Magazine interview on celebrity designers
Interview on celebrity designers' labels, target markets, and the effect of the downturn, February 25, 2009.
Date 2/25/2009


Forbes Woman interview on office dress codes
Interviewed for article on office dress codes, January 23, 2009.
Date 2/25/2009


Crain's New York Business interview prior to Fashion Week
Quoted in article, 'Recession trims Fashion Week expectations,' February 13, 2009.
Date 2/25/2009
Web Site http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20090213/FREE/902139978


Crain's New York Business interview on fashion sponsorship
Quoted in article, 'McDonald's invades Fashion Week,' February 17, 2009
Date 2/25/2009
Web Site http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20090217/FREE/902179983


Crain's New York Business interview on fall fashion collections
Quoted in article, 'Designers divided: strong or safe for fall,' February 21, 2009.
Date 2/25/2009
Web Site http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20090222/SMALLBIZ/302229971


Fashion Week and the economy - NY 1
Interviewed by NY 1 on February 5, 2009, regarding Fashion Week and the current economy
Date 2/9/2009
Web Site http://www.ny1.com/Default.aspx?ArID=93603


New York State Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Law Section Panel
Date 2/7/2009
Type Presentations


Crain's New York Business interview on Fashion Week
Quoted in article “Fashion Week Threatened by Economy,” December 23, 2008
Date 1/15/2009


Crain's New York Business interview on emerging designers' shows
Quoted in article “New Faces on Deck for Fashion Week,” January 11, 2009
Date 1/15/2009


AALS panel on Comic Art and the Law
As chair of Art Law section, Professor Scafidi organized and moderated panel on legal issues within the world of comic books, including obscenity, licensing, and creators' rights, with particular focus on the status of comics as outside the traditional categories of art and literature.
Date 1/14/2009
Type Presentations


Publication - FIT: Fashion as Information Technology
59 Syracuse L. Rev. 69 (2008)
Date 12/6/2008
Type Recent Publications


Atlanta Journal-Constitution interview on celebrity designers
Professor Scafidi was quoted in the article "Celebrities don’t just set the style, they market it"
Date 12/5/2008


German national TV (ARD) interview on Tiffany & Co.
Professor Scafidi was interviewed for German national television on Tiffany & Co.
Date 12/8/2008


DNR interview regarding online counterfeiting
Professor Scafidi was quoted in a news article by the menswear trade publication DNR on strategies for combating online counterfeiting.
Date 12/5/2008