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Mintz Attorney Elizabeth Kurpis Completes Fashion Law Institute’s “Fashion Law Bootcamp”

Elizabeth G. Kurpis, an attorney in the Private Equity Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., recently completed the Fashion Law Institute’s sixth-annual “Fashion Law Bootcamp.” This nine-day summer intensive program provides attorneys and other industry professionals with the opportunity to experience the newly defined field of fashion law outside of the regular law school curriculum. Participants receive certificates of completion for their attendance.

The Fashion Law Bootcamp, which took place May 24 – June 3 in New York, focuses on current business and legal issues involving the global fashion industry. Participants included lawyers, fashion industry professionals, law students, and others in the U.S. who are interested in broadening their knowledge of the law and business of fashion.

The program explored diverse areas including intellectual property, business and finance, international trade and government regulation, and consumer culture and civil rights. Key topics included the protection of fashion designs, counterfeiting, licensing agreements, fashion financing, sustainability and green fashion, and consumer protection.

The Fashion Law Institute is the world’s first center dedicated to law and the business of fashion.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created with the generous support and advice of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and its president, Diane von Furstenberg, the Institute offers training for the fashion lawyers and designers of the future, provides legal services for design students and professionals, and shares information and assistance on issues facing the fashion industry.

Ms. Kurpis’s practice focuses on fashion law, private equity and hedge fund formation, insurance and mergers and acquisitions. Her work within the fashion industry includes, but is not limited to, trademark, licensing and other intellectual property-related issues, supplier management, manufacturer negotiations, publisher contract negotiations, employment, import / export issues, privacy, real estate negotiations, technology concerns and corporate structuring and restructuring.