This year the Australian Fashion Council will be teaming up with Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick and UL to deliver two workshops during the International Sourcing Expo.




Tuesday 20 November 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm
Price: $15

IP for Emerging Fashion Brands | What You Need to Know in Today’s Global Fashion Market 

Brought to you by Australian Fashion Council  and Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick this workshop focuses on “IP for emerging fashion brands – from import to export, what you need to know in today’s global fashion market”.


What is it about?

Many exporters and importers don’t realise the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) until it’s too late. But IP is crucial to most textile and fashion businesses. This workshop will focus on the why, what, where and how to protect and enforce your IP including a discussion about trademarks, copyright and anti-counterfeiting measures.

Learn about:

  • Why an IP strategy is crucial to your business
  • What types of IP are relevant to your business
  • Where you should protect your IP
  • How to decrease the risk of infringing someone’s IP and how to enforce your rights including working with customs to stop counterfeiting


Marine Guillou
Senior Associate
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Prior to immigrating to Australia, Marine worked in the intellectual property (IP) department of French car manufacturer, Renault, and at a patent and trademarks attorney firm based in Paris. Marine also gained valuable experience in anti-counterfeiting as an in-house lawyer for the French anti-counterfeiting group, Union Des Fabricants (Unifab). There, she represented several member companies in customs proceedings, and lobbied at the national and international level in favour of better protection of IP rights. Marine participated in working groups such as Interpol Intellectual Property Crime Action Group and Global Anti Counterfeiting Group.

Anita Brown

Senior Associate
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Anita has more than 10 years’ experience in trademark clearance work, prosecution, oppositions and enforcement, both locally and internationally. She has also been involved in proceedings before the Australian Trademarks Office and the Federal Court of Australia.

Anita develops strategies for the protection, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights of both large and small Australian and foreign companies across a range of industries including life sciences, fashion, manufacturing, cleantech and information technology.

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Wednesday 21 November 2018
10:00am – 11:30am
Price: $15

Sustainability Supply Chain Management For Textiles | Reducing Recall Risk and Chemical Management

Brought to you by Australian Fashion Council (AFC) and UL bring you a workshop focused on “Sustainability & Supply Chain Management for Textiles: Reducing Recall Risk and Chemical Management – A ZDHC Overview”.


What will be covered:

  • An overview of the common failures and recalls in the textile industry
  • Common failure test review and improvement recommendations
  • Regulatory update
  • Recall case sharing
  • An introduction and overview of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals campaign


Germine Gavazov
Sales Executive
UL Consumer and Retail Services

UL has comprehensive knowledge of the standards and risks associated with sourcing, construction and performance of footwear, textiles and apparel, offering significant experience in helping luxury brands maintain stringent quality controls across the entire supply chain.

UL partners with clients to help with every aspect of sustainability and supply chain management. UL makes compliance with safety regulations and standards easier with comprehensive offerings tailored specifically for the textile and shoe manufacturing industries. These services include sustainability checks, including UL Onsite Wastewater Assessment. Based on the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program to remove hazardous chemicals in the global textile and footwear value chain. Wastewater Assessments provide actionable information to manufacturers who source goods from water intensive operations such as leather tanneries and dye operations.

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