Lecture on Intellectual Property Protection

Oct 21st, 2008

By the Nonstop Communications Team.

On Tuesday, October 21, 7 p.m. at the Bryan Center Gym at 100 Dayton Street, lawyer, artist and Antioch alumna, Judi Church, will speak on the history of intellectual property protection and entrepreneurship. Amongst other themes, she will explore how the First Amendment and Fair Use doctrines limit the scope of copyright protection, while drawing from a number of cases in music and the arts.

Church speaks regularly on handling intellectual property issues in mergers and acquisitions and has written articles on the protection of cultural property under United States law. Her practice focuses on a wide range of corporate and intellectual property matters including licensing; trademark clearance; collaboration agreements; international protection of trademarks, patents and copyrights; computer law; e-commerce and new media joint ventures.

She has advised clients such as AT&T, Carlyle, Discovery, Faber-Castell, and Prudential Financial. In addition, her experience extends into the life sciences industry, where she has represented such clients as Merrill Lynch, Misys and Mitsui.

This lecture is free and open to the public as part of Nonstop Festival Week, organized by the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute.