Info: Free, pizza will be served
Sponsor: Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section of HSBA
RSVP: By email to IPTL@hsba.org. Recommended but not required.
Chapter 482P, H.R.S., became effective July 15, 2009, over Governor Lingle's veto. The law's stated purpose is to "confirm the existence of a property right in the commercial use of a person's name, voice, signature, or likeness known as the right of publicity. The right of publicity protects a person, his or her successors-in-interest, assignees or other transferees or licensees, from the unauthorized appropriation of the person's name, voice, signature, likeness, or other commercially valuable attributes in connection with the sale, marketing, advertising, or packaging of goods and/or services. While protecting the 'right of publicity', this [law] provides exemptions from the need for authorization with respect to certain important, legitimate, and/or constitutionally protected activities."
See the full text of Act 28 of the 2009 special session here: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/splsession2009/bills/ACT28_.pdf
|Wed Feb 17, 2010 12pm – 1pm Hawaii Time|
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