Culture Counsel: The Legal Ethics of Intellectual Property and Inspiration


When it comes to culture, the world’s closets are filled with borrowed and reimagined finery – but when does inspiration shade into cultural appropriation?  And at what point should counsel comment?

Culture Counsel

Please join us for a panel discussion, “Culture Counsel: The Legal Ethics of Intellectual Property and Inspiration.” We’ll also enjoy a private viewing of Zevs’ solo exhibition, Traffics in Icons, at De Buck Gallery.

Participants include Katherine E. Lewis (Lewis Law Firm), Katrin Zimmermann (Ex Ovo), and Jeff Trexler (Attorney and professor, Fashion Ethics, Sustainability and Development). Professor Susan Scafidi will serve as moderator.

DATE:         Wednesday, October 23, 2013

TIME:         6:30 pm reception and viewing of exhibition, 7 – 8:15 pm panel

PLACE:        DeBuck Gallery, 545 W. 23d Street

NYS CLE:     1.5 hours (ethics & professionalism; transitional and non-transitional)

We look forward to seeing you!

Thanks to De Buck Gallery for hosting the event and for permission to use an image of Zevs’ “Global Liquidation.” 

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