Speaking and Writing Gigs

At CanadaFashionLaw, we’re constantly busy spreading the word on how designers, entrepreneurs and businesses can better protect their creative ingenuity through understanding the legal framework.  Below is a list of some of CanadaFashionLaw‘s more recent activities.

If you’d like to invite CanadaFashionLaw to give her insights, feel free to reach out: ashlee [at] gilbertslaw.ca.

Speaking Gigs

  • Ongoing: Repeat presenter in the MaRS Entrpreneurship 101 series as a guest speaker on intellectual property laws
  • Ongoing: Repeat guest lecturer at the University of Toronto’s post-grad PR course on intellectual property laws
  • Ongoing: Repeat guest speaker for LaWS In Action on intellectual property and counterfeiting
  • Ongoing: Repeat guest lecturer at the John Marshall Law School’s annual fashion conference
  • Ongoing: Repeat guest speaker at the Queen’s University Business Forum on the Fashion Industry on intellectual property law
  • June 2015: Presented at Ontario Bar Association on social media law
  • June 2015: Guest on a radio show 360 STRM about becoming a fashion lawyer
  • January 2105: Guest speaker at Toronto Fashion Incubator on protecting fashion designs through intellectual property law
  • November 2014: Guest speaker at Seneca College on protecting fashion designs through intellectual property law
  • June 2014: Guest speaker at Ryerson Fashion Zone on the impact of 3D printing on the fashion industry.
  • May 2014: Guest speaker at Soho House on protecting fashion designs through intellectual property law
  • April 2014: Guest speaker at the John Marshall Law School’s Fashion Law conference in Chicago
  • March 2014: Guest speaker at Ryerson University’s Fashion Zone on protecting fashion designs through intellectual property law
  • March 2014: Panelist at DHL’s Business of Fashion event during Toronto Fashion Week.
  • March 2014: Host and guest speaker at Fashion Group International on protecting fashion designs through intellectual property law
  • February 2014: Panelist at Osgoode Hall Law School’s IP Career Panel
  • February 2014: Guest speaker at the US Federal Bar Association’s Fashion Law Seminar in New York City
  • January 2014: Guest speaker with Lululemon at the University of British Columbia on intellectual property law
  • October 2013: Moderated a panel with DHL Canada, Porter, Thomson Hotel and the Globe and Mail for the Fashion Group International on the role of uniforms in corporate branding
  • September 2013: Participated as a panelist with designer David Dixon and Target Canada at the Design Exchange on branding in the fashion industry
  • September 2013: Guest lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School’s IP Intensive Course on industrial design protection
  • June 2013: Moderated a webinar for the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada on 3D printing
  • May 2013: Hosted table topic at International Trademarks Association’s AGM on protecting fashion designs through intellectual property law
  • April 2013: Participated as a panelist with fashion visionary Jeanne Beker, Ryerson University’s School of fashion, designer Jeremy Laing, The Hudson’s Bay at the Royal Ontario Museum’s event “Fashion Crimes – The Big Debate” on the state of the fashion industry
  • September 2012: Participate as a panelist with Aritzia Canada on protecting fashion designs at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Publications

  • SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED 2014: Authored chapter on intellectual property laws for Association of Registered Graphic Designers’ Professional Handbook
  • May 2014: Authored chapter on social media law for the Lexis Nexis Forms & Precedents
  • May 2014: Authored article in Lawyer’s Weekly on intellectual property implications of 3D printing and scanning: “The Practical and Artistic Sides of 3-D Distinctiveness” (I did not come up with that title!)
  • June 2013: Authored academic journal for the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s publication Canadian Intellectual Property Review: “Fashioning Intellectual Property Protection for Canada’s Most Fabulous Industry”
  • Spring 2013: Authored article in the University of Toronto’s University College Alumni magazine: “Fashion Crimes”
  • March/April 2013: Authored article in Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s publication Bulletin: “International Trade-mark Issues: Tobacco Packaging”
  • May 2013: Authored article in Lawyer’s Weekly: “The Future in 3D”
  • March 2013: Authored article in The Genteel’s magazine: “Seeing Red”

Commentary/Interviews

  • June 2014: Commentary on Trademarks & Brands Online on impact of counterfeiting on fashion industry
  • April 2014: Profiled in Financial Post on advice for fashion startups
  • April 2014: Profiled in Winnipeg Free Press on advice for fashion startups
  • April 2014: Profiled in Huffington Post on advice for fashion startups
  • April 2014: Profiled in The Globe and Mail on advice for fashion startups
  • April 2014: Profiled in the Ottawa Citizen on advice for fashion startups
  • January 2014: Commentary in Trends Magazine on the dispute between Canada Goose and Sears Canada
  • January 2014: Commentary in the World Intellectual Property Review’s publication on ambush marketing claims against North Face
  • December 2013: Commentary in the World Intellectual Property Review’s publication on Canada’s anti-counterfeiting bill
  • December 2013: Commentary in the World Intellectual Property Review’s publication on the Canada Goose v. Sear Canada case
  • November 2013: Commentary in The Genteel’s magazine on New York employment legislation for fashion models
  • June 2013: Profiled as Ms JD in Law by Design
  • January 2013: Profiled in Fashion Law Panel: An Introductory Guide to Fashion Law as part of the UC Hastings Communications & Entertainment Law Journal
  • July 2012: Interview with Law Times: “Lifestyle Lawyers Combine Passion with Legal Work”
  • June 2012: Profiled by Toronto Life on breaking news of Fashion Night’s Out launch in Canada
  • December 2011: Commentary in Flare Magazine on counterfeiting