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Business Formation & Fashion Law 101 for The Fashion Student
With Uduak Oduok, Esq.
With this presentation, attendees will learn the practical steps to starting a fashion business. The presentation will include:
- The principal forms of business structures for fashion startups
- Finance/financing options for fashion startups
- The key industry contracts for fashion startups
- Right of Publicity, Trademark & Copyright
- Creating Buzz through media and publicity
Presenter: Uduak Oduok, Esq. has a passion for law and fashion, and an extensive experience as a trial lawyer litigating a wide variety of issues in both civil and criminal law; and almost two decades of first hand knowledge and experiences that are as diverse as they are deep in the fashion and entertainment industries (modeling, fashion retail, fashion production, public relations, journalism, and publishing).
She has counseled a range of clients from musicians, models, actors and actresses to designers on numerous areas of the law including contracts, business law, fashion and entertainment law, copyright, trademark and intellectual property law.
Uduak earned her B.A. in Speech Communications, with honors, from San Jose State University, with a minor in philosophy. She attended both Georgetown and UC Hastings School of law, obtaining her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 2001 from UC Hastings College of the Law.
She is also the founder and publisher of Ladybrille Magazine, the first ever publication focused on bringing African fashion and entertainment to the Western masses, Ladybrille. In 2008, her effort was recognized with a feature in the prestigious American Bar Journal. Recently (2010) Uduak was nominated for the Africa Fashion International Africa Fashion Awards for her, “Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communications.” In 2012 Uduak was nominated as 'Media Personality of the Year' at the 7th Annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards in New York.
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