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Landslide Webinar Series: The Ins and Outs of IP Rights for the Fashion Industry

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 94 minutes
Recorded Date: April 19, 2022
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  • 2 Issues You Can Easily Avoid
  • Hot Trends in Fashion Law
  • ABA Fashion Design Protection
Runtime: 1 hour, 34 minutes
Recorded: April 19, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


The fashion industry is plagued by copyists and counterfeiters. Thoughtful development, protection, and enforcement of IP rights for fashion-related goods provides a powerful weapon to counteract such marketdestroying behavior.

This seminar discusses strategies for leveraging different IP tools to best protect fashion-related goods and provides particular discussion of tactics to follow when registering IP rights for fashion items.

This program was recorded on April 19th, 2022.

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Michael Friedland

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

Mike has three decades of intellectual property enforcement experience and is the co-chair of the Firm’s Litigation practice group. Since 2000, he has represented clients in more than 200 intellectual property cases in courts in California and 21 other states. He previously served as the co-chair of the Firm’s Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation practice group and its Consumer Products Litigation practice group.

His practice focuses on patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright cases, and his cases have spanned a wide range of industries and technologies, including consumer products, semiconductors, tactical products, medical devices, computer software, apparel, restaurants, and financial services. He has represented brand-name companies including Oakley, Luxottica, ITT, Makita, Pacific Life Insurance Company, Carl’s Jr., Microsemi, NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway, Game Show Network, Razor, Volcom, Specialized Bicycle, Mexicana Airlines, and SRS Labs, among others.

He is frequently asked to speak on intellectual property litigation subjects. He has been named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” in the category of IP litigation every year since 2004. OC Metro Magazine has repeatedly named him as one of “O.C.’s Top Lawyers” in the category of IP law. He is the Secretary of the Harvard Law School Association and a member of its Executive Committee. He is a co-founder and former president of the Harvard Law School Association of Orange County. Mike is a member of INTA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Whittier School of Law and served as a JAG officer with the California State Military Reserve. He worked as Reserve Deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for 16 years, retiring as a Lieutenant.

When he isn’t practicing law, Mike visits Disneyland with his wife, roots for his sons’ teams (one went to UCLA and the other Michigan and USC), plays tennis, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bob Hope USO.

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Dana Dickson

Dana Dickson Law

Dana Dickson is the founder of Dana Dickson Law. Prior to founding my own firm dedicated to trademark law, I worked for years at the USPTO reviewing thousands of trademark applications. I have also argued before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Before that, I worked for a boutique civil litigation firm representing individuals and businesses. I also have work experience with a variety of nonprofit and arts and cultural organizations such as a musical performance venue, opera company, and art galleries and museums in the U.S. and in Europe.

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Megan K. Bannigan

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Megan K. Bannigan is a member of the Litigation and Intellectual Property & Media Groups, specializing in trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, false advertising, rights of publicity, licensing and other contractual disputes and cyber/privacy. She represents clients across a range of industries, including consumer products, cosmetics, entertainment, fashion and luxury goods, financial services, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, professional sports and technology. Ms. Bannigan has extensive trial experience, helping to secure an over $20 million jury verdict for client Learning Annex in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, among other matters. She also has experience representing clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the International Trade Commission. She has been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS as a Rising Star and is a frequent speaker and panel member for business, legal practice and educational groups across the country. She is also frequently quoted, mentioned and published in national and international publications, including Bloomberg, Reuters, Managing Intellectual Property, The World Trademark Review, Practical Law, Intellectual Property Magazine and The International Trademark Association Bulletin, as a legal authority on trademark and copyright matters.

Ms. Bannigan is also an adjunct professor, teaching fashion law and other courses at local universities. She previously was a Clinical Visiting Lecturer at Law at Yale Law School, leading the team of students that helped secure the landmark decision in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell, where the Court declared that several features of Connecticut’s system of education, including the formula for distributing funding to school districts, were unconstitutional.

Ms. Bannigan is active in intellectual property-related professional organizations, including the International Trademark Association, for which she spearheaded the development of INTA’s Pro Bono clearinghouse and, in 2017, was awarded the Volunteer Service Award for Advancement of the Association. She is also a member of the New York City Bar IP Council, the Intellectual Property Sections of the American Bar Association and Federal Bar Council and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Ms. Bannigan has a strong commitment to public service. She has a large pro bono practice and is active in an array of not-for-profit organizations, including for the Cancer Research Institute and Advocates for Children of New York. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bannigan worked in the Office of the New Jersey Governor.

Ms. Bannigan joined the firm in 2007. From 2008 to 2009, she clerked for the Honorable Mary Little Cooper of the United States District Court for District of New Jersey.

Ms. Bannigan received her J.D. with high honors from Rutgers University in 2007, where she served as production editor of the Rutgers Law Review. She received a B.A. with honors from Rutgers College in 2002. Ms. Bannigan is a member of the Bars of New York and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the Southern District of New York and District of New Jersey.

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