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Protecting Your Intellectual Property: What Every Creative Should Know
Monday January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presented by Jack Hicks, Partner, Womble, Bond, Dickinson
Jack Hicks has years of proven experience as an international furniture design attorney. He has helped guide home furnishing and design companies through all stages of the intellectual property process. Finding the line between lawful inspiration and prohibited copying can be a complex undertaking but Jack helps clients navigate through these gray areas. He has obtained, litigation and invalidated patents, trademarks (including trade dress) and copyrights on literally hundreds of furniture-related designs. Jack’s background before law school includes two degrees in mechanical engineering and work experience as a design engineer in the aerospace industry. He is a frequent author and speaker on furniture- and design-related patent issues, having made numerous presentations at the Patent and Trademark Offices throughout the world. Jack’s honors and awards include being ranked among the leading lawyers in his field by The Best Lawyers in America, North Carolina Super Lawyers and North Carolina Legal Elite.