Forrest Firm’s Gravatt to Serve at IPLI Copyright & Trademark Boot Camp

Forrest Firm intellectual property attorney Lyle Gravatt will serve as an attorney facilitator at the upcoming Copyright & Trademark Boot Camp, an event sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Institute at North Carolina Central University.

The IPLI Copyright and Trademark Boot Camp will take place on Saturday, June 9, from 9am to 3pm at the NCCU School of Law. The Boot Camp is an educational legal workshop for artists, musicians, writers, and entrepreneurs. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the areas of intellectual property law that align to their work, legal protections available, and the process for federal registration. The event will have two separate tracks in copyright law and trademark law, as participants attend legal seminars and workshops germane to the specific type of intellectual property law that applies to their interests.

During the morning, local attorneys like the Forrest Firm’s Gravatt will facilitate and speak during seminars, providing a foundational overview of the relevant legal concepts and the requirements for protection. At the beginning of the day’s program, attendees will enjoy a summary of intellectual property laws. Then, participants will attend educational sessions for the specific track they have chosen. During the afternoon, attorneys will host breakout sessions where they explain and demonstrate the process for federal copyright or trademark registration to small groups of participants.

IPLI is focused on expanding the pool of minority intellectual property attorneys while also extending intellectual property protections to underserved and underrepresented, diverse communities.  To achieve these goals, IPLI targets middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to encourage their participation in STEM-related courses and activities.  As part of the NCCU School of Law, IPLI hosts certified USPTO Trademark and Patent Clinics, Trademark and Patent Law Fellows, an Inter Partes Review (IPR) experiential component, an ambitious intellectual property curriculum, and IP informational and interactive events.

Mr. Gravatt, a 2017 honoree of the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, joined the Forrest Firm in January. He focuses his practice on advising clients on trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as licensing and other intellectual property risk protection and monetization strategies.

Visit this link to learn more and register for the IPLI Copyright and Trademark Boot Camp, taking place June 9 at the North Carolina Central School of Law.