THE BASICS OF COPYRIGHT FOR WRITERS: How to protect, publish, and license your written work and correctly incorporate other’s works.

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Location: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Law Firm | 901 New York Avenue, N.W. | Washington, DC 20007

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Description: American Independent Writers and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts present THE BASICS OF COPYRIGHT FOR WRITERS: How to protect, publish, and license your written work and correctly incorporate other’s works.

Note: Light refreshments provided.

Margaret Esquenet focuses on all aspects of copyright law and practice, including registration, counseling, licensing, enforcement, and litigation. Her practice includes counseling clients regarding DMCA compliance and website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy matters and advising clients regarding issues associated with rights of publicity and privacy, and related rights-clearance matters. She has worked on matters encompassing virtually all types of works of authorship, including paintings/drawings, fabric designs, sculptures, product labels, books, architectural drawings, source code, websites, online works, photographs, musical works, dramatic works, choreographic works, magazines, television shows, and motion pictures. In addition to her copyright practice, Ms. Esquenet has a strong background in domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, client counseling, and trademark litigation and is experienced in trade secret matters, including counseling and litigation. She has participated in virtually all aspects of copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation, in numerous district court litigations and subsequent appeals, often as second chair. She has also been actively involved in substantive and successful settlement negotiations, including mediation and arbitration proceedings. Ms. Esquenet represents clients from a variety of fields, including consumer products, automotive, media, entertainment, software, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals in connection with copyright, trademark, trade secret, and publicity/privacy matters. In addition to numerous non-litigation and pre-litigation matters, Ms. Esquenet has substantial experience in court. She successfully defended one of the country’s largest media companies against an accusation of copyright infringement; litigated one of the first copyright infringement cases dealing with open source software; and acted as second chair in the preparation and argument of a successful Ninth Circuit appeal upholding the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a large automobile manufacturer in a trademark dispute.

Mary Beth Walker practices in the areas of trademark and unfair competition enforcement and litigation, trademark prosecution, and copyright registration. Ms. Walker’s practice includes all aspects of federal court litigation and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She also advises clients on the enforcement of their trademarks and prosecutes U.S. trademark applications.

Both of the presenters are with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

AIW Member cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door; nonmember cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Register online at the AIW Web site at www.aiwriters.org send e-mail to rsvp@aiwriters.org or call the AIW office at (202) 775-5150. Please mention the event for which you are responding and your membership status.

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2009-03-18
End Time: 20:30

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