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Trademarks, Copyrights, and Books!

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A recording of this session is now available to IBPA members only. Please log into your IBPA account to access it.

About the Program:

Book publishers are, of course, concerned with copyright: the copyright in a book is the heart of every publishing agreement – authors create original works which are protected by copyright, and then license and sublicense the rights to generate revenue. There are many other fascinating and fun intellectual property issues involved in book publishing, including:

  • When can a book title be a trademark? And when can a book turn into a brand? (Think of the Twilight and For Dummies series.)
  • When can the content of a book infringe a third party’s trademarks or copyrights?
  • What special issues arise in connection with the advertising and publicity for books?

Join Stacy Grossman, an attorney with more than 20 years of experience, on June 15, 2016 as she discusses trademark and copyright issues related to publishing, and some interesting legal cases involving well-known books.

Stacy will stay on for a special Q&A session after the live presentation. We encourage questions, so come prepared!

About the Presenter:

new-stacyStacy Grossman is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing individuals and businesses in connection with intellectual property and publishing matters. Prior to founding her own firm in 2014, Stacy was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at News Corporation, where she advised clients including HarperCollins and the New York Post. Previously, she was a principal at Fish & Richardson PC, specializing in trademark and copyright litigation.

Stacy attended Brown University and Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the Copyright Society, the International Trademark Association, the Board of Directors of Women’s Media Group, and serves on a panel of attorneys that provides advice to members of The Authors Guild.

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