Inspiration vs. Infringement: Brought to you by the First Amendment

Date(s) - 10/02/2012
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Freedom Forum Conference Center

What happens when an artist is also sports fan? Can he use his favorite team as a muse? When do artists and brands clash? The Carolina Intellectual Property Law Association, a student group in the UNC School of Law, will host a discussion that explores the conflicts between artistic expression and trademark law. The panel will include UNC School of Law Professor Deborah Gerhardt, a trademark law specialist, and Professor Cary Levine of the UNC Art Department.

The discussion will center on a court recent case about an artist who was sued by the University of Alabama for using its trademarks for his work. Does the First Amendment trump trademark law? Come join the discussion.

Tagged: 1AD2012, First Amendment Day
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