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ABC Offers IP and Copyright Law Workshop at Watkins Aug. 28

August 21, 2014

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville is partnering with Watkins to present a workshop addressing the basics of intellectual property and copyright law on Thursday, August 28, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. in Room 804.

“Yours, Mine & Ours: Copyright & Intellectual Property Fundamentals” will cover copyright laws’ exclusive rights and protections and offer perspective of both the law and the creator in this workshop suitable for all levels and artists of all disciplines. Co-facilitators are Carl Eppler of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP and Tennessee Repertory Playwright-in-Residence Nate Eppler.

Cost is $10 for ABC members, $15 for nonmembers. CLE Credit cost is $35 for ABC member attorneys, $50 for nonmembers.

To register, visit www.abcnashville.org/what-we-do/register/

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is located in Metro Center at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Free parking is available in the campus lot. Room 804 is on the second floor of the Cecy Reed Student Center.

About the presenters

Carl Eppler is an associate attorney at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP in Nashville, Tennessee.  He is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Protection and Litigation Services Team. Carl handles a variety of intellectual property matters, including litigation and transactions in the areas of copyright, trademark, and patents. He has published articles on music copyright issues and trademarks with the University of Memphis Law Review and nashvillepost.com. Carl is also an accomplished musician, having performed and taught percussion throughout the United States for over 15 years.

Nate Eppler is a playwright and teaching artist based in the southeastern United States. His plays include 2011 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award semi-finalist Long Way Down (3PS 2011), Sextape & Other Stories (Playhouse Nashville 2013), Larries (Tennessee Repertory Theatre 2013) and Good Monsters. Nate is one of the curators of The Ten Minute Playhouse, a quarterly festival of new plays by Tennessee Playwrights, and is a co-founder of Playhouse Nashville, an organization devoted to producing new works for the stage and elevating the voices of playwrights in the South. Nate currently serves as Playwright-in-Residence for Tennessee Repertory Theatre. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville (ABC) educates individual artists, creative professionals, and arts nonprofits to help them master the business of art. Through monthly offerings and intensive trainings, ABC creates opportunities for the Nashville community to learn the most progressive, effective, and creative techniques to bolster business and expand the arts.