By  on July 15, 2011

WASHINGTON — A contingent of Seventh Avenue designers and apparel executives is heading to Capitol Hill today to try to advance legislation that would afford them some protection from knockoffs for the first time in history.

Lazaro Hernandez, designer and a partner of Proenza Schouler, will carry the flag for fashion designers and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, as he testifies in support of a bill known as the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, which would extend copyright protection to “unique and original” designs for a period of three years.

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