Gwyne Thomas, our Extern!
B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Readers, we are so excited to announce the addition of our law student Extern, Ms. Gwyne Thomas. Over the next few months, you'll hear a lot from Gwyne, as she'll share her fashion law research results, tips on IP issues in fashion, and insight on all the wonderful things we talk about here.
Here is a little more about Gwyne, Look forward to hearing from her soon!
Gwyne Thomas is a Chicago native and a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, where she received a bachelor’s of arts in sociology. During her studies at Eastern she also studied abroad at the Florence University of the Arts, with a concentration in the culture of Italian cuisine, education, and fashion.
Currently, a 3L at Western Michigan University Cooley law- Grand Rapids, Gwyne has held an office as the vice president of her local chapter of the Black Law Student Association. She is the former Midwest Black Law Student Association Regional Secretary for 2015 and She currently serves as the 2016 Regional Community Service Director. Her interests are women's empowerment, community outreach, and the evolution of intellectual property rights for fashion designers.
Gwyne will be pursuing a career as a fashion law attorney upon graduation in May 2017. Her specific interests are in the areas of trademark policy, transactional work and copyright. Her passion is to ensure intellectual property rights for designers, and maybe one day work on legislation on their behalf. See, she fits right in here!
Gwyne lives by the mantra: “If you can see up it, over it, or through it, you should not have it on.”