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Digital Work & the Metaverse: IP Considerations for a Virtual Art World

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Metaverse

Location: Zoom Webinar

Are you an artist looking to expand your practice into the metaverse? Join us on June 29, to explore questions you’ll need to consider if you are an artist interacting with consumers directly or collaborating with existing brands on projects incorporating virtual goods and services, NFTs, or other web3 technologies . With a focus on intellectual property considerations like copyright and trademark, we will discuss the fundamentals of these emerging technologies, and related topics such as how smart contracts could be used to protect and monetize your work, and how these technologies can be used to interact with fans, build online communities, and collaborate with established brands.

Speakers:

Gregory DeSantisEsq., Associate, DLA Piper (US)

Mr. DeSantis’ practice concentrates on both U.S. and International trademark matters in addition to copyright and media law matters. He advises clients on all aspects of U.S. and international trademark law, including trademark prosecution, clearance, maintenance and enforcement. He has published articles discussing intellectual property law with NYSBA’s EASL journal and on Playbill. Gregory is a member of NYC Bar Association’s Trademarks & Unfair Competition Committee.

Mr. DeSantis graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he received a B.F.A in Ballet with a minor in Modern Dance. In his career as a professional dancer, he performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco in addition to the Broadway National Tour of Movin’ Out. He earned his J.D. at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where he completed the intellectual property law honors concentration. During his time at Hofstra, he completed an internship with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts NY.

David Kramer, Esq., Partner DLA Piper (US)

David Kramer’s practice is centered on trademark, copyright and media law with particular focus on the video game, television, fashion/retail and food service industries.

David assists both mature and emerging companies on all aspects of brand development from inception through international expansion and beyond. Key areas of experience include domestic and international trademark clearance and prosecution, brand development and protection, trademark portfolio management, trademark and copyright enforcement and litigation, intellectual property licensing agreements and due diligence, domain name dispute resolution, intellectual property issues arising on the Internet and in social media, as well as pre-publication media review.

With a background in computer science and English literature, he has a deep-rooted interest in the intersection of technology, media and the law.

Membership Discount Code: Are you a VLA Member trying to register for this class? E-mail to get your membership discount code: registrations@vlany.org.

Fees:

  • $15 Full-Time Student (student must present proof of full-time status with registration)
  • $15 Artists Over Sixty
  • $25 Arts Professional VLA Member
  • $35 Arts Professional Non-Member
  • $55 Legal Professional VLA Member
  • $65 Legal Professional Non-Member
  • $45 Young Associate Members (YAM’s) and Associate Board Member

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received. To register by email, please contact registrations@vlany.org.

Refund Policy: All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

Zoom Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access the webinar. Please note that this is a live webinar. We are unable to distribute a recording of this presentation.

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

NY United States

Organizer

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Phone:
(212) 319 - 2787
Email:
vlany@vlany.org
Website:
https://vlany.org

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