Fordham Law Dean’s Fellow Adrienne T. Montes, LAW ’11,
manages a Fashion Law Institute Pop-Up Clinic.

Amidst the glitz and glamour of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the Fordham Fashion Law Institute has been on hand to provide assistance to those navigating the vagaries of intellectual property, contracts, real estate, and of course, trademark issues.

The center’s “Pop-Up Clinics” match individual designers with a volunteer attorney who has both fashion experience and expertise related to the question at hand, along with an advanced student studying fashion law for extra assistance.

In an interview with Crain’s New York, Susan Scafidi, the academic director of the Institute, said Fashion Week was a natural fit for the two year-old institute.

“I’m so delighted not only to give these designers legal advice, but now to show off what they do,” she said.