Section Meeting - Intellectual Property

  • 06 Nov 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 3161 Michelson Drive, 12th Floor, Irvine, CA 92612
  • 4


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The Right of Publicity and the Social Media Revolution

What does it mean to be a celebrity? There was a time when the answer to that question was clear to most people. However, the technology boom changed all of that, and the laws regarding the protection of a person’s name, portrait, picture, likeness, or voice have struggled to keep up with the evolving media in which these types of intellectual property can be exploited. With this expanded notion of “celebrity” come unique challenges in striking a balance between, on the one hand, these individuals’ rights to protect their names/images and capitalize on the exploitation of same during the frequently short length of time that they are “famous,” and, on the other hand, the First Amendment protections afforded to those reporting newsworthy events or using someone’s name/likeness for purposes of criticism or commentary.

Presented by:  Lynne Boisineau, Esq.

Speaker Bio: As founding partner of Boisineau Law, Ms. Boisineau focuses her practice on trademark prosecution, counseling, enforcement and licensing, as well as providing trademark litigation support and Right of Publicity and copyright protection. She assists clients with social media problems and has been a registered Trademark Agent for the Trademark Clearinghouse. She is a member of the California State Bar and am admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for all of the Districts of California, as well as being a member of the International Trademark Association.


THANK YOU to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP for hosting this meeting. Please take a moment to visit their website at

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Light snacks will be provided.

Please check in at lobby desk and they will key you up to the 12th floor.


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Event Fee: $10.00 for OCPA members, $20.00 for non-members and $20.00 for all walk-ins who have not pre-registered online (both members and non-members) IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Walk-ins are on a first come first serve basis.

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*Cancellation Policy - If you need to cancel your reservation, please e-mail Intellectual Property Section Chairs Rachel Alm at and Stephanie Kann at skann@gibsondunn.comNo refunds will be issued. Credit for a future meeting will be held in your OCPA account which may be applied to future meetings if your cancellation is received no less than 48 hours prior to the event. 

Please note: Credit will not be issued to passport holders. 

Questions? Please contact the Intellectual Property Section Chairs Rachel Alm at and Stephanie Kann at If you have a topic or speaker you would like to hear at an upcoming section meeting, please let us know.

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