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[POSTPONED] WLA Workshop: Protection of Artistic Features | Copyright, Trade Dress, and Design Patent

  • Foster Pepper 1111 3rd Avenue, #3000 Seattle, WA 98101 (map)


Description: This workshop will focus on important IP issues for creatives that may not fit neatly into any one of the categories of intellectual property. This may include problems such as: performance or acting styles, costumes, and other characteristic or significant elements of artistic work.

Speaker: Benjamin J. Hodges

  • Ben is a registered patent attorney and focuses on complex litigation and technology counseling. His litigation experience includes managing complex civil litigation cases of all types, including post grant IP matters, patent, unfair competition, trademark and trade dress, copyright, property disputes, and breach of contract cases. He also has experience in cases involving preliminary injunctive relief.

  • His technology practice involves litigation and also counseling small and large companies on all types issues impacting their companies, including guiding IP prosecution efforts. He has counseled individuals and companies in services industries, manufacturing, telecommunications, software, food and consumables, petroleum refining, internet and media, and transportation.

  • Ben also maintains an active pro bono practice. His pro bono work includes counseling and litigation for veterans denied disability benefits, prisoners, home associations, housing disputes, and is part of the pro bono counsel for the Rare Genomics Institute.

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For more than a century, Foster Pepper has been an integral part of the growth of the Pacific Northwest community. With approximately 100 attorneys located in Seattle and Spokane, Washington, Foster Pepper has the deep industry knowledge, commitment to client service and a collaborative environment that allow them to provide the best legal and business solutions for their clients. Foster Pepper's clients include closely held businesses, publicly traded companies, municipalities, government agencies, entrepreneurs, philanthropic organizations and individuals throughout the region. Foster Pepper is consistently recognized as a leading law firm by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.