Europeana Fashion has published a paper in 2013 discussing IPR in fashion (including
touching upon design rights and such). I feel like this will be a useful read for the
workshop. Something that might also be interesting is that I did a session on sharing
together with Sebastiaan ter Burg last year at the ‘re-source: fashion in the digital age’
) conference. This
was about current fashion, and not necessarily heritage - but it was touched upon.
What I most remember about the session was the hesitation on sharing patterns and such by
professionals, and also very much the focus on ‘inspiration’ by others and therefore not
needing permission from rights holders. There were some archives attending as well, and
there worry about portrait-rights of the models showing the fashion.
Hope this helps,
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On 12 Jan 2015, at 11:43, Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov
I've been invited to attend the Europeana Fashion Conference  and participate in a
workshop that will aim to:
"inspire attendees with a better understanding of intellectual property and fashion
and to support attendees with best practices in sharing fashion images online"
I'm assuming that's a working title. There will be an IP lawyer representing
fashion businesses, people from cultural institutions and me.
I've been specifically asked to share best practices of sharing fashion images online
and to show the different licensing options.
Since fashion is not only about copyright, but also trademarks and industrial designs (at
least in the EU and Japan), I wanted to show a few examples of what goes, what not and
some issues we haven't fully solved yet. Is anyone on this list aware of any
cases/discussions/decisions on Commons regarding fashion pictures and IP? Anything
interesting will help.
FYI: WMBE and WMNL have in the past co-organised a fashion edit-a-thon with the Fashion
Museum of Antwerp. 
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