Banner Witcoff attorney Scott M. Kelly moderated an April 12 panel discussion exploring copyright and other intellectual property issues related to tattoos and graffiti.
The panel took place at the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section’s (ABA-IPL) annual spring meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Scott moderated the discussion, which examined the growing trend of artists claiming copyright protection over a broader range of work and the various legal issues associated with these mediums of creative expression.
A key issue in this rapidly evolving area of the law, Scott noted, is identifying who or what is being infringed. He explained that this issue is relevant to companies producing entertainment and marketing content because it can be a challenge to determine who and what to license.
Panelists included Adrienne R. Fields, R. Gregory Israelsen and Yolanda King. The panel discussion — titled “Graffiti, Tattoos, and More: Fixation of Work on Property or People: Are They Your Source?” — was presented by the ABA-IPL Digital Games and New Media Committee, which Scott chairs.
For more information on the panel or the ABA-IPL spring meeting, view the event brochure.