CLE: New York’s Right of Publicity Protecting Names, Portraits and Voices: Not Just For the Living Anymore

2.0 CLE credits: Skills (appropriate for all attorneys)
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New Yorkers have had the right to control the commercial use of their image for years, but starting in May, 2021, that right continues after death.  Join the BAEC’s Intellectual Property and Surrogate’s Court committees for a 2-hour session on the state’s new Civil Rights Law Section 50-f, and how it might impact planning an estate.

In just two short hours, we’ll review the “right of publicity,” assess new rights under the act, and address common estate planning considerations that might be posed by the new law.  When we’re done, stick around for an optional social half-hour of anecdotes about professional look-alikes and networking!

Who should attend: estate attorneys, attorneys who represent artists and performers, attorneys representing any media, talent agents, publishers, and artistic managers.

Welcome and Introduction/Moderators – Stephanie A. Adams, Esq., Chair, Intellectual Property, Computer and Entertainment Law Committee and Linda Stravalaci Grear, Esq., Chair, Surrogate’s Court Committee

Current “right of publicity” universe in NY (and beyond) – Leslie M. Greenbaum, Esq., Gross Shuman, P.C.

What the new Civil Rights Law 50-f creates – Stuart B. Shapiro, Esq., Shapiro Law 

Estate Planner Considerations – Britta L. McKenna, Esq., Hodgson Russ LLP and Linda Stravalaci Grear, Esq., Chair, Surrogate’s Court Committee

Please note: The course material and Zoom link will be provided to all registrants 1-2 days before the program.

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May 07 2021


3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Zoom Webinar


Erie Institute of Law
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