Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)
Fashion Trademarks is currently collaborating with WALA to provide legal programming to benefit the Washington, DC fashion design communities. Additionally, Mariessa Terrell, founder of Fashion Trademarks serves as chair of WALA Fashion Law Committee coordinates fashion events to raise funds to support Washington, DC creatives.
Fashion Law Week™
Fashion Trademarks is currently collaborating with the Intellectual Property Students’ Association of Howard University School of Law to produce and expand the IPSA Fashion Law Week™ offering a week of educational programs that expose law students and the broader community to Intellectual Property (IP) issues that impact the fashion industry.
Fashion Law Roundtables
Fashion Law Week has partnered with Fashion Law and Policy Center to offer DeBrief Fashionably™, Fashion Law Roundtable discussions once a month. Discussions focus on recent developments in intellectual property law affecting fashion designers and artists.
Fashion Law Review
Fashion Trademarks staff currently assists in the creation of Fashion Law Review (FLR), a quarterly fashion law magazine. FLR is a law journal with a fashionable perspective. It is published quarterly by the Fashion Law and Policy Center. Find the most recent issue HERE.
District of Columbia Fashion Legislation
SBC Law Group staff attorney Mariessa Terrell is responsible for drafting Law 17-0248 for the creation of Commission on Fashion Arts and Events and working with DC city officials to implement the Commission.
Fashion Camps for School Aged Girls
Since 2004, Fashion Trademarks has assisted the High Tea Society (HTS) mentoring program for girls by assisting in the development of Tea Times, the HTS newsletter; coordinating fashion fundraisers, Capital Catwalk fashion shows and providing volunteers for HTS summer programs. Additionally, since 2006, Mariessa Terrell has coordinated the HTS Charming By Design summer fashion camps for DC girls.