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6.6. Fashion Law: Legal Aspects of the Fashion Industry

Friday, May 18
16:00 - 18:00

Hall #4, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Due to the imports phase-out trend, Russia is paying a special attention to the development of light industry and, in particular, the fashion industry. During the meeting in Ryazan last year Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed all the regions to develop their light industries. According to the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, by 2020 the share of light industry goods in the country's market will have grown by at least 10%.

However, in order to be able to realize the creative potential of Russian designers and be presented on both domestic and foreign markets, in addition to solving systemic economic problems, the industry also needs appropriate legal regulation. Priority areas are customs issues, online commerce, tax incentives. Moreover, taking into account the Asian market, one of the hottest topics is combatting counterfeit products. It is also preferred to improve the legal awareness of designers, manufacturers and other participants of the fashion market, so that all of them know how to protect their intellectual property and not to infringe others' rights. Another important aim is to develop the consumer culture: how not to violate the rights of consumers and be able to protect themselves from abuse; how to export products and import raw materials and etc.


Nadezhda Kraynova

Dean of the Faculty of Law, Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics


Kirill Andreev

Senior Customs Officer, Nord-West Operative Customs

Mario Antinucci

Professor of Criminal Procedure Code at the School of Legal Professions, Sapienza University of Rome

Roman Buzko

Co-Founder of the Fashion Law Russia

Alina Igudina

Founder, Creative Director, Alina German Design Studio, Russian Federation

Nikita Ivanov

Head of Civil Law Department, Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics

Nikita Kondrushenko

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, NP Fashion Syndicate St.Petersburg

Alexey Myagchenkov

Head of Legal Russia & CIS, Farfetch UK Limited

Pietro Sabella

Docent, LUISS University

Irina Seliuta

CEO, Kiss Ltd / Fashion house LILIA KISSELENKO

Giorgio Spangher

Emeritus Professor, Sapienza University of Rome

Anna Zabrotskaya

Co-Founder of the Fashion Law Russia

* The Programme may be subject to change