Charles Colman

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    Biglaw, D.C. Circuit, Divorce Train Wrecks, Fashion, Health Care / Medicine, Labor / Employment, Law Firm Mergers, Morning Docket, Nude Dancing

    Morning Docket: 11.17.14

    * When Loretta Lynch still worked at Hogan & Hartson (now known as Hogan Lovells thanks to a merger), her colleagues described her as a warm person without “a political bone in her body.” That said, best of luck to her in D.C. [National Law Journal]

    * The D.C. Circuit upheld the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive opt-out plan for religious employers, but since “[t]he court is wrong,” we can count on a at least a few organizations that’ll refuse to comply. Gee, thanks a lot, Obama. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Some call the latest Biglaw tie-up “law-firm Darwinism,” but hey, “[i]t’s not like [Bingham’s] a wounded gazelle and we are pouncing on them,” says a too coy Morgan Lewis lawyer. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    * Fashion law may be a $985 billion global industry, but only five law school courses on the topic exist in the U.S. Why? “There’s no defensible reason except that fashion is perceived as a frivolous subject.” [AFP]

    * This woman plans to appeal a $1 billion divorce settlement award because it’s not “fair and equitable.” In her defense, she did get a very small percentage of her ex-husband’s multibillion-dollar wealth. [People]

    * Wage and hour laws have never been so sexy: Thanks to this court ruling, Rick’s Cabaret is going to have to make it rain on thousands of strippers to the tune of more than $10 million. [New York Times]

    25 Comments / / Nov 17, 2014 at 9:07 AM
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    Drugs, Election Law, Fashion, Marijuana, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Patents, Prisons, Trademarks

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.26.14

    * This probably goes without saying, but don’t smuggle drugs into prison. This grandpa apparently failed that lesson. [Legal Juice]

    * Town gets fed up and just sues every single citizen. [Lowering the Bar]

    * A city lawyer heads out to the country to woo a pretty maid. At least this song gets it right and the lawyer fails. [Legal Cheek]

    * Some thoughts on trademark law and post-parody fashion, from Professor Charles Colman. [U. Penn Law Review]

    * Attorneys took different approaches to litigating slavery. Nothing really funny here, it’s just interesting. [The Faculty Lounge]

    * James Sherwin of SOR Solicitors made this infographic about patents in Europe (and where Ireland fits in). In case you ever wanted to know if Europe’s intellectual property set up is as crazy as America’s. [SOR-Solicitors]

    0 Comments / / Aug 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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    Fabulosity, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Pictures

    Infographic of the Day: The Fabulosity of Fashion Law

    Are you ready to bask in the fabulosity of fashion law?

    25 Comments / / Jul 25, 2012 at 10:11 AM
  • Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Election 2012, Ho-Love, Hogan & Hartson, Musical Chairs, Neal Katyal, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Tax Law, Trademarks

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.24.11

    * “Dominique Strauss-Kahn Gets Off, As Did Everyone Else Who Stayed In His Room At The Sofitel.” Or: what you don’t want to know about your high-end hotel room. [Dealbreaker] * F**k yeah — trademark law! Or: some reflections on the “immoral or scandalous” bar to trademark registration, by fashion lawyer Chuck Colman. [Law of […]

    4 Comments / / Aug 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM
  • Boutique Law Firms, Fabulosity, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Small Law Firms

    Size Matters: No White After Labor Day Is Not Fashion Law

    I consider myself to be pretty fashionable. Indeed, I (like so many others) pray to the patron saint of fashion, the Duchess of Cambridge. I am well versed in the laws of fashion. For example: 1. Thou shalt not wear a romper after age 22. 2. Thou shalt wear white any season. 3. Khakis are […]

    19 Comments / / Jul 12, 2011 at 2:01 PM
  • Biglaw, Blog Wars, Blogging, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Non-Sequiturs, Student Loans, Ted Frank

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.21.11

    * Trademarks, and textiles, and taboos, oh my! Take a look into the fabulous world of fashion law with Charles Colman of Law of Fashion. [Professionelle] * When you make stock market bets on SCOTUS outcomes, you better have a lot of money to throw around. Luckily, Ted Frank has plenty. [Point of Law] * […]

    10 Comments / / Jun 21, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 06.06.11

    * Kashmir Hill’s take on Weinergate. She shares my admiration for Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sculpted physique, as showcased in his shirtless pics. [Not-So Private Parts / Forbes] * Charles Colman poses a question for intellectual-property types to puzzle over: “at what point is a slogan so descriptive that it would simply be unreasonable to let […]

    8 Comments / / Jun 6, 2011 at 6:02 PM