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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 • 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. • W202 (Events Center)

TATTOOS Fleshing Out Copyright Law

The recent publicity surrounding the tattoo design on Mike Tyson’s face and the alleged infringement within the film, The Hangover Part II, brings forth many questions: Can a tattoo be copyrighted? Is a person’s flesh a tangible medium of expression? Who owns the rights to the tattoo once it has been inked? These questions and more are left unanswered by the Copyright Act. Therefore, how should the courts judge the validity of tattoo infringement claims? More importantly, how can an attorney predict how the courts will act? The goal of this event is to flesh out these issues and more.

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IP SURPRISE! IP in Unconventional Industries (Tattoos)