Representing the LCA Writer

Representing the LCA Writer:

Content Concerns (1.0 CLE Hours)

Selected Topics and Model Agreements Covered in Video and Materials

Scope of Engagement

Copyright Basics

Work Made for Hire

Transfer of Ownership

Fair Use

Trademark Basics


Invasion of Privacy

Right of Publicity


Speaker: Steven L. Baron

Partner - Baron Harris Healey

Mr. Baron has significant experience in complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on matters involving intellectual property, media, First Amendment, advertising, marketing and class action defense. Mr. Baron represents media and entertainment companies, advertising and marketing agencies, graphic artists, authors, publishers, recording companies and recording artists, information technology businesses, Internet service providers and other clients with intellectual property and media interests.

Mr. Baron has appeared before state and federal courts and arbitrators and mediators on matters involving defamation, privacy, copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets and to defend clients against class action claims. He also appears in administrative tribunals such as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings and WIPO domain name dispute resolution proceedings.

Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Baron guides clients in selecting and clearing trademarks and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office. He also counsels clients on matters involving rights of publicity and privacy. To assist clients in their commercial relationships, Mr. Baron drafts, reviews and negotiates a host of agreements, including intellectual property licenses and assignments, software escrow agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, work-made-for-hire agreements, employment agreements, merchant agreements, and web site terms of use and privacy policies.

Mr. Baron is licensed to practice law in Illinois and a member of the bar in Minnesota. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third and Seventh Circuits, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (member of Trial Bar) and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.