NYC Fashion Lawyer Speaks to 26 Million, Visits Several Cities

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After Guest Spot on Sirius XM, David H. Faux visits Lincoln and Charlottesville.

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To go through this world as a great artist, you have to make a living at it. And that means understanding the importance of protecting and exploiting copyright, trademarks, trade secrets . . .

In November 2013, Dave Faux of the Law Office of David H. Faux, P.C. spoke to 26 million people across the United States — as a guest on “The Legal Pad.” The Legal Pad is a radio show both on Howard University Radio and channel 141 of SiriusXM satellite radio. Hosted by James McCollum, Jr., Esq., David Faux discussed business entity formation and trademark registration. The specific episode with Faux will be replayed this summer.

This January 2014, David H. Faux visit Lincoln, Nebraska for the first time, having been invited to give his speech, “The Better Part of Valor: A Review of the Author’s Bill of Rights.” This program is part of The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. The speech covers basic protection of intellectual property for creative. Says Faux, “The fact is that the world needs great artists, but to go through this world as a great artist, you have to make a living at it. And that means understanding the importance of protecting and exploiting copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and patent.”

The Festival not only caters to students from Nebraska, but North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, and Iowa, as well. Faux makes a point of accepting invitations to such areas whenever possible. “Most creatives, from playwrights to fashion designers, struggle to find the right attorney,” he says.

According to his experience in traveling to different parts of the country every year, people either have their copyright or trademark done by the same attorney who handled commercial lease or a family member’s divorce. If lucky, they may have an attorney adept at intellectual property, but in a different industry, such as a lawyer for pharmaceutical companies. In this respect, Faux advocates for using any lawyer rather than no lawyer. “Registering, protecting, and licensing your IP can be very sophisticated. And since most IP is based in federal law, creatives should definitely investigate hiring someone in a major city with a focus in IP. But if that’s not possible, go local. There are plenty of competent lawyers who understand how to be diligent with all of their clients’ matters.”

Then, in February, David H. Faux will travel to the University of Virginia School of Law to participate as a panelist in a Fashion IP Law Symposium hosted by the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. “UVA Law School graduates some excellent lawyers, so it is an honor to go down and speak to them about cutting edge issues related to trademark, copyright, and even trade secrets in the fashion industry.” While in Charlottesville, he will also meet with a few clients and potential clients.

During Dave’s travels, the Law Office of David H. Faux, P.C. will be maintained by new associate Hamutal Ginsburg. Still pending final admission, Ms. Ginsburg manages all initial trademark application drafts, briefs in response to office actions, and more. “It’s great to have Hamutal as part of the team!” exclaims Faux. Ginsburg graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law, was a member of the one of her school’s law reviews, and part of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition team.

“And it’s great,” he continued, “to live in a day and age where I can review and finalize trademark registrations, licensing agreements, and everything else from the road. Then I come back to the home office in New York City and delve back in without missing a beat!”

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