Speaking at BLACA, London, England
Layne speaks to Queen Mary Law School students while a guest speaker at The British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association in London, England.





Copyright and Trademark Law with a Fashion Focus

Layne Randolph lived and worked in Rome, Italy as in-house counsel to luxury brand FENDI and obtained an LLM in Intellectual Property Law through the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Worldwide Academy and Università di Torino Law School. She has worked with international retail companies, most recently as Group Counsel-International with the Western Hemisphere’s largest footwear retailer, and she is a frequent speaker on the differences in legal protection for fashion design in the US and Europe.

Fashion Illustration of Layne Randolph
Fashion Illustration by Juan Rivera, Legal Intern

Legal & Speaking Testimonials

Layne works both quickly and effectively to [make sure] that any job gets done properly and within the deadline.  She is both conscientious and hard-working [with] a very good ability to work under pressure.” 

Maurizio Amato, FENDI, Rome, Italy

“I have had the opportunity to work with Ms. Randolph and must say that her intelligence and business and legal acumen are of the highest caliber.  I would recommend Layne to anyone who is looking for excellent, caring, and motivated counsel.”

Michael J. Katz, Senior Partner, Corporon, Eyler & Katz, LLC, Denver, Colorado

“Layne is an exceptionally talented lawyer who operates from a solid base of integrity in every aspect of her work.”

William S. Glennie, Owner, Brand Equity Development, Inc., Denver, Colorado

“We hired Layne to address many of our needs with both domestic and international franchising.  As an outsourced consultant, Layne was extremely efficient and productive in getting projects completed on time and accurately. We searched extensively for the right fit for our company and were very impressed with the assistance and work that Layne provided.” 

Mike  Edwards, Chief Operating Officer, MAUI WOWI, Denver, Colorado

“I hired Layne upon the high recommendation of a friend to register the trademark for my company and review legal contracts with clients. Layne did not disappoint. She is very knowledgeable and professional. Her advice and guidance have been astute, and she took care of business promptly and efficiently. Her experience in fashion was a big plus. I would recommend Layne to anyone looking for an IP and/or business lawyer. I look forward to our continued work together.”

Monisha Raja, Founder & Creative Director at LOVE IS MIGHTY, New York City, New York

“We worked with FENDI on the lease and opening of its new location in Prague, and after months of project stalls, Layne was brought in and helped finalize the project quickly. She brought efficiency with a multi-cultural sensitivity that made this Czech/Italian project come to fruition – Layne was great to work with.”

Miroslav Svenda, Partner, Vyroubal Krajhanzl Skolout Law Firm, Ltd., Prague, Czech Republic

“Layne was initially recommended to me by a colleague who was very pleased with her service. My experience with her was phenomenal. She was fast, thorough, and very reliable. It was my first time registering a trademark and she explained everything to me step-by-step in layman terms. If I had any questions at all during the process she answered me within 48 hours if not sooner. Layne made the process painless and I would recommend her in a heartbeat.”

Shannon Vetere, Founder of SKINNY SOMETIMES, Pennsylvania

Speaking Engagements

Layne is simply fantastic in front of her fellow lawyers– even those in the middle of a grueling travel schedule.  As a programmer and as an attendee, I found her presentation to be informative, engaging, and entertaining (a rare combination in the CLE business!).  That she is repeatedly asked to return to UMKC’s seminars is no accident; she is one of the most popular speakers on our overseas programs, and makes sure that her subject matter is never stale.  She has my wholehearted endorsement as a speaker who breathes life into CLE.”

Aaron Lukken, UMKC CLE Programs

“Thank you, Layne, for coming to London and talking to us at the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association. Your enthusiasm and passion for your subject was contagious, as the very lively debate with the audience demonstrated. I hope that you will visit London again before long and bring with you further news from the world of fashion and IP.”   

Brigitte Lindner, Registered European Lawyer and Member of BLACA (British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association)

“Thank you, Layne!  You gave a wonderful presentation…members of the group were still talking about it days later.”

Giulio Zanetti, International Development of Law Organization, Rome, Italy

Representative Speaking Engagements

“The Law of Fashion,” UMKC CLE Abroad, Paris, France
“Always in Style – Fashion Law Basics,” American Bar Association 42nd Entertainment and Sports Industries Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
“IP and Fashion,” British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association, London, England, Queen Mary Law School, London, England
“Franchising Internationally,” International Development of Law Organization, Rome, Italy
“IP Licensing and Franchising,” International Development of Law Organization, Rome, Italy
“Fashion Law Overview,” Case Western Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
“IP Protection in Fashion Design: A Comparison of US and EU Laws,” European and International Law Conference, Rome, Italy
“IP Licensing and Franchising Internationally,” International Development of Law Organization’s Annual IP Licensing Seminar, Rome, Italy
“Career Spotlight: Working In House for a Fashion Brand” USC Students Abroad, Rome, Italy
“IP Protection in Fashion Design: A Comparison of US and EU Laws” UMKC International Law Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
“IP Protection in Fashion and the IDPA” UMKC International Law Conference, Rome, Italy
“International Franchising” International Development of Law Organization, Rome, Italy

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