Intellectual Property MCLE Meeting
1/24/2013 11:45 am–1:00 pm
Attorney Resource Ctr
505 N. County Farm Rd-3rd Floor
Sponsor: Intellectual Property Cte.
Title: Don't Deface My Painting: Moral Rights and the Visual Artists Rights Act
Summary: European countries have long recognized "moral rights" that artists have in their work, separate and apart from copyrights. And beginning in the 1990s, some states and the federal government started recognizing such rights for individuals, adding another stick to the bundle. Charles will discuss the development of moral rights, how those rights have been incorporated into American legal structures through statutes and case law, and how they affect intellectual property and other practice areas. He will also discuss various Illinois statutes related to artists' rights, including the Illinois Consignment of Art Act (820 ILCS 320).
Bio: Charles is a sole practitioner in Glen Ellyn. He opened his office three years ago after leaving Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago where he was a litigation associate. After graduating from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, he clerked for Chief Justice John Broderick of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. His practice focuses on commercial and real property litigation and appellate work.
CLE hours: 0 ethics, 1 law