Ep 8 Fashion and Intellectual Property

This episode is a recording of a public lecture by Heidi Harkonen, a scholar at the University of Lapland, who combines her background in studying fashion design with her current research field of law. Heidi is a specialist in intellectual property rights in fashion – a very current subject for one of the world’s biggest industries, where the line between inspiration and copying is often very blurry. In the lecture, Heidi goes through different kinds of intellectual property, from copyright to trademark to patents, as they apply to fashion in different legal systems; and as you can hear in the recording, answers a range of questions from Fudan University law students.

Recorded in November 2017.

See the slides here.