Welcome to CaseClothesed.com, a fashion law blog focused on sharing a legal perspective on the happenings in the fashion industry. Created, edited, and run by law students, caseclothesed.com is meant to keep the public informed and knowledgeable about all things fashionably law and legally fashionable.
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Patricia Qualey, (’12), Editor-in-Chief, is a recent graduate of New York Law School. She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Sociology, and went on to pursue an additional degree in Fashion Marketing. It was her passion for the fashion industry that lead her to law school. During her time at NYLS, she was a member of IILP’s Fashion Law Job-track program and a student member of NYSBA’s fashion committee. Her legal experience includes time with the General Counsels of both Perry Ellis and Stuart Weitzman, as well as an internship with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She is currently working as a clerk with the law firm of Aaron J. Polak, Esq.
Dan Hunter, Academic Advisor, is a Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Information Law & Policy at New York Law School. Prior to joining NYLS he was a tenured professor at the University of Melbourne Law School (Australia) and in the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and he has taught at Cambridge University (England) where he was the Herchel Smith Research Fellow in Intellectual Property Law at Emmanuel College. His research interests are in cyberlaw, trademarks, and intellectual property policy.
Tommas Balducci is a third year law student with an expected graduation date of May 2013. He received his BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, cum laude, from Binghamton University in 2008. Tommas is a John Marshall Harlan Scholar affiliated with the Institute for Information Law and Policy, an online content editor with the New York Law School Law Review, vice president of the NYLS Dispute Resolution Team, and an active member of the Media Entertainment and Fashion Law Association. Tommas has a strong interest in intellectual property and related legal areas, especially those pertaining to the fashion, entertainment, and social media industries. He is currently an intern at Wahab & Medenica LLC, and has previously worked as a trademark intern at Ladas & Parry LLP, and as judicial intern at both the Eastern District of New York and the Supreme Court of New York Appellate Term, Second Department.
Tal Basis is a Juris Doctor candidate with an expected graduation in 2013. In 2010, she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Jewish Studies from Rutgers University. Tal’s primary focus is where her interest lies: in the cross section between law, fashion, and business. At New York Law School, Tal is a member of the Fashion JobTrack, a Campus Advocate, and President of the Dispute Resolution Team. Additionally Tal is a Law Clerk at Edward C. Greenberg LLC, a copyright litigation firm whose clients range from photographers, models, and modeling agencies.
Tyler J. Davis is a third year law student at New York Law School with an anticipated graduation in May 2013. Tyler graduated with honors from the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York), receiving degrees in both International Trade and Marketing of Fashion and Related Industries and Fashion Merchandise Management. In addition to his externships in the legal departments of Michael Kors and Stuart Weitzman, Tyler assisted in the development and maintenance of Internet brand protection strategies for major Fashion brands as a summer associate with Gioconda Law Group. He has focused his academic studies on retail and fashion business practices and brand protection in global markets.
Emily Fagiola is currently a third year law student at New York Law School with an expected graduation in May, 2013. Her legal education is focused in intellectual property particularly, trademark law and brand protection and growth. In 2007 she graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs, and minor in Economics and Italian from James Madison University. Prior to law school Emily was a Corporate Paralegal at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett LLP and since has interned in an entertainment law solo practice and at Loehmann’s under the General Counsel where she currently works. Emily is an associate-member of the Institute for Information Law and Policy and a participant in the Fashion Law IP-JobTrack program.
Kristin Grant is a third year student at New York Law School with a focus on intellectual property law. She graduated from Howard University in 2006 with a BSc. in Chemistry, and from University of Wales in 2010 with a Masters in Business Administration. At NYLS, she is a member of the intellectual property JobTrack program focusing on legal issues in the fashion industry as well as former deputy COO of fashion for the Media, Entertainment and Fashion Law Association. Her previous work experience includes, but is not limited to, working with the General Counsel at Louis Vuitton North America. Kristin is currently working as a trademark intern at Ladas & Parry LLP.
Mary Khym is a Juris Doctor candidate with an expected graduation in 2013 at New York Law School. She earned her B.A. from Rutgers University in both Communications and Psychology in 2007. She was a legal intern for the Honorable Diana Boyar at New York County Criminal Court and at Treuhaft and Zakarin, LLP. She is a member of the Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association and a participant in the IP- JobTrack Fashion Program.
Annie Lindenhovius is a candidate for Juris Doctor at New York Law School, with an anticipated graduation of May 2013. She is concentrating her studies on intellectual property law. Annie graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2009 with a BA in both History and European Studies. She interned for The Bill Cunningham Show, and is an associate member of the Institute for Information Law and Policy. She is also a member of the Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Association, and has mentored incoming students as a Campus Advocate.
Ariana Lo Giudice is currently a second year law student at New York Law School with an anticipated graduation year of 2014. Ariana graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University in 2011 with a B.A. in English. At New York Law School, Ariana is a member of the Institute of Information Law and Policy, and she is concentrating her law studies on intellectual property law with a keen interest in trademark law. Additionally, Ariana is a member of the IP JobTrack: Fashion Law program offered at NYLS, where she stays abreast of current fashion law related issues and writes for CaseClothesed. Currently, Ariana is assisting Charles Coleman, Esq. with his academic and legal writing that focuses on the intersection between the fashion industry and IP Law.
J. Alanna Pittard is a 2013 Juris Doctor candidate at New York Law School. Her areas of focus are in Intellectual Property, specifically Fashion and Entertainment Law. She is a member of the NYLS Institute for Information Law and Policy where students stay abreast with the current nuances in IP and technology. As an extension of IILP, Alanna is a member of the IP JobTrack: Fashion Law Program, which emerges students in the field and provides writing and networking opportunities, such as the Caseclothesed blog. Alanna has also acquired skills and experiences from internships over the course of her legal education and is looking forward to entering the legal profession as a young attorney.
Aaron Riedel is a third year law student at New York Law School with an anticipated graduation year of 2013. Aaron graduated from Boston University in 2007 with a B.A. in History and with a minor in Mass Communication. Aaron worked as a paralegal at Ropes & Gray LLP for three years and currently interns in the Intellectual Property department at Louis Vuitton North America. Aaron is also the Vice President the NYLS Fine Art and Culture Law Association and has written several articles on topics such as international copyright protection for fashion designs and internet liability for NYLS’s International Review.
Allison Tenenbaum is currently a third year law student at New York Law School, where she is concentrating her studies on intellectual property law and brand protection. Allison has served as COO of the Fashion Section of the Media, Entertainment and Fashion Law Association; a Campus Advocate; Dispute Resolution Team Member; and a member of IP JobTrack: Fashion Practicum. She has interned at Chanel, Inc., where she engaged in anti-counterfeiting efforts and domain name protection. She is currently working as a law clerk at Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C., where she concentrates on trademark and copyright prosecution, as well as domain name issues. She is also a contributor for the Second Edition of Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives and Attorneys. She graduated from University of Michigan in 2010 with a BA in both Psychology and Communications.
Jennifer Williams (JD Class of 2013) attended Texas A&M University where she studied political science. At New York Law School, Jennifer writes for legal reporting site, Legal As She Is Spoke, which is part of the Program in Law and Journalism. She is also a member of the IP JobTrack for Fashion Law at NYLS. Jennifer interned as a law clerk and also served as an editor of the law blog at The Arther Law Firm. Currently, Jennifer is a legal research intern at Fox News.
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Joseph F. Murphy, Jr.is currently a Registered Patent Attorney, and Chairs the Fashion Law Subcommittee of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA). He is a 1992 graduate of the IP-focused Franklin Pierce Law Center, which has since become the Law School of the University of New Hampshire. He is a 1987 graduate of Marquette University, where he obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. His past academic work includes guest lecturing on Fashion Law at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and teaching “Valuation of Intellectual Property” at NYU as an adjunct Professor. He is the Managing Editor at www.fashionlawcenter.com ; his law practice is described at www.joemurphy.com.
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