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December 09, 2020

Whose Design is it Anyway: A Discussion Concerning the Protectability of Fashion Designs by Copyright Law

Danielle Bulger shares her insights with the ABA-IPL Fasion Committee. Danielle is an accomplished senior associate at Arent Fox LLP in Washington, D.C. She counsels clients on a variety of complex business and intellectual property matters, including with respect to the selection, registration, maintenance, portfolio management, and enforcement of copyrights and trademarks throughout the United States and abroad, in addition to the implications of unfair competition laws, and the First Amendment. Danielle is responsible for spearheading and managing a high volume of fashion disputes, including copyright and trade dress litigations involving apparel, jewelry, accessories, footwear, and product designs and packaging. She has represented some of the largest fashion companies and e-commerce providers and often advises clients with respect to issues of first impression and internet, frequently helping to analyze and synthesize detailed statutes, cases, and contract provisions. As a brand counselor, Danielle enjoys helping clients navigate new technologies, grow and maintain their brand assets, and develop creative solutions. Danielle serves as the current Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the National Bar Association, hosted this year's Diversity in Tech and IP Awards, and over the last few months has presented CLEs on Marketing to Minors; Everything Content Creators Need to Know About US Copyright Law; Updates in IP Protection for Color and Design; and Demystifying Scenarios Where Common IP Issues May Arise. Prior to being an attorney, Danielle lived in New York City and worked as an associate producer and multi-media journalist for several major news outlets. 

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