The Enterprise of Culture

Interrogating intellectual property rights: fashion and design

This public conference on 12 June 2015 at the University of Oslo examined the question of fashion and design’s intellectual property rights in the post-war period, by bringing together researchers across fields of law, design and fashion history, business and economic history, and anthropology.

Papers considered a wide range of case studies pertaining to intellectual property rights (IPR) laws in national and international frameworks, the challenges to the enforcement of the law, and the lived effects of the law on the ground.

The conference brought together academics, fashion industry practitioners, professionals, students, archivists, museum curators, and the general public.

This conference was part of the Enterprise of Culture project, a three-year collaborative project on the history of the fashion business in Europe after 1945 funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area II (HERA II).

Conference organizers

Véronique Pouillard-Maliks, Associate Professor, University of Oslo

Tereza Kuldova, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Oslo

Fiona Blair, Project Administrator, University of Leeds

Conference poster

Oslo conference flyer

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