Sunday, October 25, 2015

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Law

Louboutin Adds Protection with Design Patents--

Fab shoemaker Christian Louboutin is always working to protect his brand.  His latest attempt has been obtaining a design patent for his spiked toe design.  He's already overcome the red sole battle, and is now continuing on in making sure there's no confusion as to what belongs to him and only him.

In addition to the spiked toe patent, CL has about 10 others.  His design patents include some of his lace-up boots and stuffed flats...surely more are to come.  Be careful doing your fall and winter shopping.  There's likely to be fakes out there.  Christian isn't the only one protecting his brand with every design protection option possible.  Jimmy Choo, YSL (a former Louboutin opponent in court), and Celine are just a few others also taking the protection to the next level.

With the counterfeit market grossing in the billions, no chances can be taken! 

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Law

2015 John Marshall Fashion Law Symposium:

JMLS is holding the next installment of their Fashion Law Symposium--this time focusing on the global fashion market.  Panelists will discuss western influences on the Chinese market, how the global market is growing, and enjoy a fashion show by Chinese designer Elizabeth Jia!

John Marshall has made a huge mark in Fashion Law through its Fashion Law Society.  This event promises not to disappoint.

Get your tickets here!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Fix

Fashion Group International Chicago - Night of Stars!

FGI's Chicago Region stays busy making its mark in the Chic City.  This year, the big Night of Stars Gala will be no different.  A night at the Ritz Carlton will most certainly be one not to be missed.  Honorees for the evening include:

  • Stargazer Retail Award -- Neiman Marcus
  • Stargazer Oracle Award -- Ken Downing
  • Stargazer Platinum Award -- Badgley Mischka
  • Stargazer Humanitarian Award – Nina Mariano 
  • Stargazer Interior Design Award – Nate Berkus 
  • Stargazer Beauty Award -- Cle de Peau
  • Stargazer Jewelry Award -- Ippolita

Join us on Thursday, November 12.  Do not miss out.

Check out the details below and get your tickets now!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

B.A.F.F.LE.D. Fashion Fix

Jordan Brand Store Opening Soon in Chicago!

Get ready Jumpman Fans!  The Jordan Brand is set to open its all-Jordan-everything store in Chicago, Saturday October 24th.  Unlike other co-branded stores in the past, this store will be 100% Jordan Brand.  The #FromChicagoForChicago campaign is getting everyone excited about the launch.  It's only right a store like this blaze its trail in the Windy City.

After a beyond successful NBA career with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan is staying true to the City that loves him.  The store will be located at 32 S. State Street, right in the heart of the Chicago Loop shopping district.  This is the next step in the skyrocketing growth of Jordan's career with Nike. So many players, across several sports, are rocking this brand.  It clearly has a life all its own.  

Welcome home.  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Recognizes

Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

October is here, and it's time to step up the awareness of 2 major causes.  Yes, they are important issues each and every day of the year.  However, we want to take the time to heighten awareness, so it stays a priority throughout the year.

To help in doing this, we encourage you all to show your support.  There are so many ways!  Like last year, we will be taking a cue from the "Mean Girls" movie, wearing pink on Wednesdays to show support for breast cancer awareness.  And, to note domestic violence awareness, we're wearing purple on Thursdays!  

Fashion for a cause--It's the B.A.F.F.L.E.D. way! 

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Join is as we raise awareness this month, share ways to donate to these critical causes, and take our world step-by-step on the path to better.  

Stay tuned for more!

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