Conference on Design and Fashion Law. Product Creation – Katowice 22.11.2019

Importance of intellectual property in the fashion industry is undoubtedly invaluable, with any kind of designs not only of clothes, jewelry or accessories but also other products such as telephones, book covers, food or cosmetics labels and the like, requiring not only creation and manufacturing but marking and brand development strategy as well, however above all – a legal protection. For all these reasons, Kulikowska & Kulikowski took part in this exceptional venture – conference on Design and Fashion Law. Product Creation.

During the conference a number of issues related to the protection of intellectual property were discussed. Keynote speaker of the conference- Joanna Jabłczyńska, Attorney-at-law talked about merchandising in the fashion world, dr Aleksandra Nowak-Gruca debated on the use of industrial design by the fashion industry, while Agnieszka Warmuzińska, Advocate trainee discussed plagiarism and inspiration in the designer work giving fascinating examples from all around the world. The programme of the conference was also featured speeches given by fashion designers themselves. Participants has a chance to listen to Ewa Bardadin, Paweł Węgrzyn and Ewa Ciepielewska as well as watch their works. Moreover, the organizers also highlighted the sustainable development in the fashion industry as well as covered the issues related to brand building. The conference will be a recurring annual event. We hope this conference will attract yet more attendees next year.