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Spear to Present In Nashville Fashion Week Kickoff

fashion and ip copyright

On March 31, 2016, the Tennessee Bar Association, in conjunction with producers Ramona de Salvo and Brian Frye, will offer a continuing legal education course entitled Tennessee Fashion Law: Protecting Brands, in which Maria Spear will be a featured speaker.

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Put A © On It: Copyright Registration for Jewelry

Copyright Registration for Jewelry

Obtaining a copyright registration for jewelry is a little less challenging than obtaining a copyright registration for clothing. Copyright protection in the context of apparel hits a snag because of the functional or “utilitarian” aspect at play. (Remember?) So what makes jewelry different? And is there a cost-effective way to achieve copyright registration for jewelry collections?

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The Law & Email Marketing Compliance

Email Marketing Compliance and the law

Email marketing is nothing new. Services like MailChimp and Emma have been around since the early 2000s. What else came to us in the early 2000s? The CAN-SPAM Act, which lays out some important do’s and don’ts when it comes to email marketing compliance.

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EntreprAdmire February 2016 Edition

EntreprAdmire February 2016

A new month, a new love letter from your not-so-secret EntreprAdmirer. What’s #EntreprAdmire? It’s a monthly series that highlights brands or entrepreneurs that have a certain “it” factor that is, well, admirable. Love is in the air this month, and with it, DIY-activities, chocolate, and some special happy-hour-helpers.

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