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April 30, 2012

Tilleke & Gibbins to Host USPTO Seminar on Art, Artists, and Copyright

On May 9, 2012, the USPTO Regional Intellectual Property Attaché of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok will hold a seminar on copyright issues for artists at the Bangkok office of Tilleke & Gibbins. “Art, Artists, and Copyright: Challenges Facing Artists, Educators, and Art Entrepreneurs in Art Education and Commercialization” will bring together leading experts from academic institutions, the media, publishing, and the art world to discuss the current challenges.

The day’s program, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., will open with remarks from Peter N. Fowler (Regional Intellectual Property Attaché for Southeast Asia, U.S. Embassy Bangkok) and Judith B. Cefkin (Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Bangkok). This will be followed by a series of panels examining:

  • Challenges for Art Education
  • Challenges for Artists
  • Copyright Protection as Business Model: Art and Enterprise
  • Art as News and Culture: The Role of Media, Philanthropy, and Civil Society in Promoting the Appreciation of Art and Artists

The panel on copyright protection will be moderated by Tilleke & Gibbins partner Nandana Indananda, who will be joined by distinguished panelists from 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok Art Map, Bookazine and Asia Books, Orchid Books, Silkworm Books, and V64 Art Studio.

For more information about this event, please contact USPTO representatives Teerin Charoenpot (+66 2205 5889 or [email protected]) or Sherwan Jomkhamsing (+66 2205 5199 or [email protected]).