Jess and Jane Collen at International Intellectual Property Society

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Partner Jess Collen and Of Counsel Jane Collen presented at the International Intellectual Property Society about Frenemies: Fan Fiction and Intellectual Property Rights. For decades, even centuries, fans have created new pieces of work centered on popular, established characters. Remember Disney’s Cinderella? But now the works revolve around characters that are not necessarily in the public domain. With easy access to self-publishing and online publicity, fan fiction has taken on a life of its own. Jess and Jane spoke about the intellectual property ramifications of the newly generated creative works, and what impact they have on the property rights of the original creators, as well as the legal implications and considerations.

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