Finding the couture needle in a legal haystack

Géraldine Blanche

Séminaire des doctorants en droit
Sciences Po Law School Intellectual Property Discussion Group

photos mannequin 19ème siècle

This presentation is an invitation to dive with me into my archival research of the past few months. We will journey into fashion and legal archives, uncovering hitherto unseen historical documents along with legislative records and case law of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This will ultimately lead us to observe how a handful of business-savvy dress-makers harnessed the art of lobbying and litigation to establish a new narrative: the sole creative fashion genius whose work is worthy of intellectual property protection.

The event will be held in English and is open to both members and non-members of Sciences Po. Registration is mandatory for security purposes. Participants will be asked to present an ID when entering the building to register for the event, please send an email with your full name to :

Event details
Jeudi, 21 Mars, 2019 - 10:00 - 12:00
Sciences Po - Meeting room 410T (4th floor) - 13 rue de l'Université – 75007 Paris
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