Copyright 101: Copyrightability & Registration

When: October 23, 2017 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT - This event has passed

Copyright 101

Part 1: Copyrightability & Registration

A NY Chapter Brown Bag Lunch


Olena V. Ripnick-O’Farrell is a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton. Her practice focuses on intellectual property and media, including copyright, trademark, rights of publicity and related matters.

Ms. Ripnick-O’Farrell joined the firm in 2014. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar. Ms. Ripnick-O’Farrell was the recipient of the Carroll G. Harper Prize for Excellence in Intellectual Property and also received the distinction of being named Best in Class in Copyright Law.

Ms. Ripnick-O’Farrell received a B.S. from Boston University summa cum laude in 2007 and an M.A. Hons from Dublin City University in 2009. Prior to coming to the firm, Ms. Ripnick-O’Farrell worked in the film industry.

Ms. Ripnick-O’Farrell is currently serving on the Copyright & Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is an active member of the Copyright Society of the USA. She also serves on the Associate Board of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and is the recipient of the VLA’s S. Jeanne Hall Pro Bono Award, which recognizes an attorney’s outstanding contributions to the arts community, VLA clients, and VLA’s mission. Ms. Ripnick-O’Farrell is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the Southern District of New York.


New York Chapter Brown Bags are informal discussions on a range of copyright-related topics. In true brown-bag spirit, no food or drinks will be provided, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own. We keep the admission fee modest to encourage attendance by new or solo practitioners and law students, but all are welcome!


Members: $10
Non-members: $20
Student Members:
FREE (Use promo code BBSTUDENT when registering. Must be a student member of the Copyright Society to receive discount.)


E M to E 53RD ST and 5TH AVE 2 min walk
4 6 E M to E 53RD ST and LEXINGTON 6 min walk
N Q R to CENTRAL PARK S (W 59TH ST) and 5TH AVE 6 min walk
B D F M to W 50TH ST and AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS (6TH AVE) 7 minute walk


Burger Heaven* 9 EAST 53RD ST (Between 5th and Madison)
Blake & Todd 52 EAST 53RD ST (On 53rd between Madison & Park)
Essen 515 MADISON AVE (On 53rd between Madison & Park)
Europa Cafe 515 MADISON AVE (Corner of 53rd & Madison)
La Pain Quotidien* 7 EAST 53RD ST (On 53rd between 5th & Madison)

*Just a few steps away from the office

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds must be requested in writing at least three business days before the event. Refunds will not be issued after that point. Unfortunately, we will not be able to credit your registration payment toward a future event, but you may allow another person attend in your place.

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