“I’m not just an IP attorney in real life, I also play one on TV.”

Did you catch Kenan on last week’s episode of Portlandia? In a really fun instance of art imitating real life, Kenan represents Simpsons-creator Matt Groening in a copyright lawsuit over bootleg t-shirts. Check out this link for a short clip.

Upcoming Seminar – Safeguarding Artist Rights and Public Artworks

Kenan Farrell will be presenting a one-hour CLE titled “Representing Artist Clients” on November 7, 2014 at the Indiana State Bar Association.

Kenan’s seminar will provide fundamentals and practical tools for representing artist clients, particularly visual artists. Key topics will include intellectual property (copyright and trademark), moral rights and rights of publicity. He will also discuss typical contracts that attorneys are likely to encounter, including agency, commission and gallery agreements.

Carmel-based attorney Randall Cloe will be presenting a second hour titled “Contracting Artist Rights and Defaulting to VARA if You Don’t.” Randall’s discussion will review a range of contracts that are instrumental to the creation, display, licensing, and sale of artwork. The focus will be on key contract provisions that are instrumental to the transfer and display of artwork, including the default legislative protections provided under the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) and how the courts have applied them.

Click here for registration information.


IP Litigation Updates

Not sure where to go to find out about EVERY trademark or copyright lawsuit filed in Indiana? Be sure to check out the Indiana Intellectual Property and Technology Blog - www.indianaintellectualproperty.com – to stay current.

The Oregon Intellectual Property Blog – www.oregonintellectualproperty.com – tracks all Oregon lawsuits.


5-Year Anniversary…time flies!

Today is the 5-year anniversary of KLF Legal. I’m pleased to report that the firm is thriving and big plans are already in store for the next several years. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of the first 5 years and here’s to many more.