Founder & Editor-in-Chief, London
Tania is a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, her research focuses on intellectual property and the creative industries and cultural economy. Particularly fashion and design. Tania read law at the University of Kent, Canterbury (2002), and obtained her Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property from the University of London, Queen Mary (2006). She was awarded an AHRC funded research scholarship to conduct a PhD on the role of intellectual property in the fashion industry (2013). She regularly speaks at conferences and events on the topic of fashion & law and has presented her work at the V&A Museum, University of Antwerp, (in collaboration with MoMo Fashion Museum Antwerp, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts), University of Oslo, Central Saint Martins, Goldsmiths University, London College of Fashion, University of Glasgow, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in New York to mention. Her work on fashion business has been published in the Guardian and she also contributes articles for the Huffington post, and she has recently appeared on BBC radio 4 to discuss fashion and IP rights.
Currently she is associate lecturer at Coventry University London, teaching on the MBA in International Fashion Management and a visiting lecturer at Istituto Marangoni, where she teaches on the MA programme in Fashion Promotion and the MA in Strategic Luxury Brand Management. Prior to this she was a visiting lecturer of law at the University of Hertfordshire where she taught on the LLM programme in Intellectual Property, M-commerce Law, and Media & Entertainment Law.
She decided to set up Fashion, Law & Business as a response to the limited focus and development of the discipline of Fashion Law in the UK and as an extension of her PhD research. It first started as a meet-up group (2013) to create a community of fashion law enthusiasts and has now evolved into a platform - that offers a space for thinking through the issues facing the fashion industry from an interdisciplinary lens. The aim of the perspectives on FLB is to deal with the intersection of fashion, law and business, from different angles. To offer insight, analysis and commentary - drawing perspectives from both cultural theory and sociology to analyse and understand the fashion industry and its unique relationship to the business and legal realms.