Yea! Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Fashion Copyright Bill

The "yeas" have it - unanimously!  Now all the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA, S.3728) has to do is get through the full Senate and House and garner a Presidential signature -- piece o' cake.  (Yes, for this we'll indulge in carbs.)

Many thanks to those of you who have supported the work on the bill and especially to those who attended our Fashion Law Institute panel last night, "The Real Story of the Fake Fashion Bill," as well as to panelists Jeffrey Banks, Alain Coblence, Carol Hochman, and Steven Kolb -- and those who were too busy in Washington to make it, Kurt Courtney Steve Lamar, and Liz Robbins. Also, allow me to apologize on behalf the other participants and myself for looking a bit frantic and running in and out during the reception and even the panel itself.  At least you all had a front row seat at a key moment in fashion law history!

If you need a refresher, details on the bill are here.  Stay tuned -- after my nap!

P.S.  Please excuse the plethora of exclamation points in this post.  It's been a long road -- but I need to save a few for the day when our tenacious little bill finally becomes law!