Building Character: Opportunities and Challenges in the Field of IP Rights for Fictional Characters

When: April 25, 2024 at 11:45am - 2:00pm EDT

Join the New York Chapter for a lunch-time roundtable discussion about character protection. This panel will focus on the protection of copyright rights in characters, and will include discussion of strategies for developing a character into a copyrightable property, using trademark law to complement copyright protection, and addressing the challenges posed by expiring copyright terms.  The panel will also explore considerations for parties desiring to use public domain literary characters, including the pitfalls associated with evaluating public domain status.

This program is a companion to the Character in Copyrights: Second to the Right and Straight On Till Morning, This Way to the Public Domain program.

Space is limited for in person attendees so reserve your spot today! Registration will close 48 hours prior to program start time on Tuesday, April 23 at 12:00 PM EST. If you have any questions about your registration, miss the deadline, or need to change your registration please contact Jen McGhee at jmcghee@copyrightsociety.org.

CLE Credit Details

The Copyright Society is an accredited provider in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. MCLE Credits will be available for those jurisdictions. While credit in other jurisdictions is not guaranteed, requests may be made when registering.

 

This intermediate program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Please email cle@copyrightsociety.org for CLE related questions.

 

Arizona: Attorneys must self report their CLE hours. A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records.

California: The Copyright Society is an accredited provider in California.

Colorado: New York is an approved jurisdiction.

New Jersey: New York is an approved jurisdiction.

New Hampshire: Attorneys must self report their CLE hours. A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records.

New York: The Copyright Society is an Accredited New York State MCLE Provider. This intermediate program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Ontario: Attorneys must self report their CPD substantive hours. A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records.

Pennsylvania: The Copyright Society is an accredited provider in Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island: New York is an approved jurisdiction.

Agenda

4/25

11:45 am - 12:00 pm EDT

In Person Check-in

4/25

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

In Person Lunch and Networking

4/25

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Panel Presentation and Program

Provides for 60 minutes MCLE credit

Speakers

Ben Allison

Ben Allison

Managing Partner | Bardacke Allison Miller LLP
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Donald P. Harris

Donald P. Harris

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | Temple University Beasley School of Law
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Gamal Hennessy

Gamal Hennessy

Attorney | Creative Contract Consulting
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Jay Kogan

Jay Kogan

SVP Legal | DC, a Warner Bros. Discovery Company
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