March 22, 2018
Join Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA) and Georgia PATENTS (GA PATENTS) for an evening of bourbon tasting at White Oak Kitchen. The evening will include 4 bourbon tastings and 4 different food bite pairings. All proceeds support GLA and GA PATENTS!
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February 23, 2018
The IP Section of the State Bar of Georgia cordially invites you and a guest to attend the 6th Annual IP Spring Gala honoring the judiciary. This year’s theme is “Reinventing Hollywood: How Georgia is Changing the Game.”
When: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Where: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 (Free parking available for all attendees)
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4 – 5 p.m. | CLE
5:30 – 7 p.m. | Cocktail Hour
7 – 9 p.m. | Dinner
Sit-down dinner with a light program featuring guest speaker Jeffrey Stepakoff, Executive Director of the Georgia Film Academy.
The program will also include the presentation of the IP Section Annual Scholarship to a worthy law student focusing on a career in IP and attending a law school located in Georgia.
February 15, 2018
Please join the State Bar IP Section and Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta for an informative Lunch and Learn from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the State Bar of Georgia. Enjoy lunch and learn about copyright issues commonly faced by nonprofit clients. Panelists will provide information on the basics of copyright law (including registration, litigation, licensing, works made for hire and fair use) with a special emphasis on applicability to nonprofit operations, boards and volunteers. Attendees should leave this seminar more confident in their ability to flag potential copyright issues for nonprofit clients.
Panelists: Alcide L. Honoré, Honoré Law, LLC; Liz Wheeler, Senior Counsel, UP Entertainment, LLC; Pete Duitsman, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
When: Feb. 15, 2018 | 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Bar Center | 104 Marietta St. NW | Atlanta, GA 30303
Cost: Attendance is free for members of the IP Section, $15 for non-members; however, a $5 fee will apply for members seeking CLE credit.
Parking: Parking validation will be provided.
1 hour of CLE credit has been applied for.
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February 8, 2018
Join fellow members of the State Bar IP Section for a fun, simple, and no-continuing-obligations pro bono opportunity on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts’ legal clinic for low-income artists. You can give from 30 minutes to four hours, at your choice, and you will be able to review materials in advance of the meeting.
This clinic is limited to copyright, trademark, and general contract issues and will be held at GLA’s King Plow Arts Center office from 1-5 p.m. You can volunteer for one 30-minute counseling session or stay for the whole afternoon. GLA artist-member clients are scheduled by the GLA office. GLA will provide a detailed description of each client’s legal issue in the days preceding the clinic. (Note you will not have to draft any contracts or trademark or copyright registrations.) This will be a quick, easy, and gratifying way to satisfy some pro bono hours! You are not committed to any follow-up after the clinic.
We encourage you to bring along your mentor or mentee for a collaborative pro bono afternoon!
Please email Kelly Bray at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Feb. 8) to volunteer and let us know the amount of time you can give (and specific time-slots, if necessary). Once we have volunteers and GLA coordinates artist-attendees, we will assign cases to each individual or group of lawyers.
In order to assist in the scheduling, we ask that you let us know ASAP if you want to participate in this fabulous opportunity.
(Note that if you are an in-house attorney, GLA’s malpractice insurance covers you for purposes of participation in this legal clinic.)
December 5, 2017
Join members of the IP Section of the State Bar of Georgia for the annual IP Holiday Party.
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Four Seasons – Atlanta
75 14th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
There is no charge for this event; however, registration and membership in the section is required.
Click here to register for the party and to donate to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
The Section requests that participants make a donation of at least $5 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank during the registration process. There will also be a donation container at the registration table. (Please do not bring canned goods to the event.)