Eyebeam’s Computational Fashion presents a moderated discussion examining intellectual property issues for wearable and fashion technology. From digital fabrication and mass customization, to open source design and DIY fashion, emerging approaches to wearable tech are impacting the way we think about intellectual property. A panel of legal experts, designers, conservators, and curators will explore the opportunities and obstacles facing designers and entrepreneurs when it comes to IP, patent law, trademark, and ownership. Panelists include Jonathan Askin, professor at Brooklyn Law School and founder of the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, Sarah Scaturro, Conservator at The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Nigel Howard, Partner at Covington & Burling LLP, with moderator Sabine Seymour.
Computational Fashion is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology. Computational Fashion consists of research fellowships, public presentations and workshops, and will culminate in a symposium and exhibition, as well as the release of a fashion-tech toolkit of materials and techniques for designers in 2014.
Intellectual Property in Fashiontech / $10 / Wednesday, February 26, 7pm / Eyebeam / 540 West 21st Street NYC
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