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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

NY Bar Association Lecture - Can you copyright a golf hole or "steal" the design of a hole?

There is CLE for this lecture.  I'll give
an intro on design features architects use frequently
to create golf courses (redans, punchbowls, etc.
and compare U.S. courses. Architect Stephen Kay who
makes original courses and courses that look like
those of other designers or other courses will talk
about his designs. (He built Links of North Dakota,
Architect's Club and McCullough's Emerald Links.)
Bob Clarida will talk about a law
suit involving a course that advertises holes of other
golf courses, Pebble Beach v. Tour 18.There is lunch.

Call jay Kogan at 212.636.5465 or email
jturner@nysba.org to register.

--- JKogan0993@aol.com wrote:

> From: JKogan0993@aol.com
> include the cost, which will be $20 for members, $30
> for non-members.
> _________________________________-
> Committee on Copyright & Trademark
> DATE: Friday, September 30, 2005
> TIME: 12:30 - 2:15 P.M.
> The presentation will begin at 1:00 PM (promptly)
> Fordham University School of Law
> 140 W. 62nd Street
> Between Columbus and Amsterdam, just south of
> Lincoln Center. Three blocks
> from Columbus Circle subway station.
> Room 316 for buffet sandwiches at 12 Noon
> The panel starts at 1pm in Room 311
> PROGRAM: Chipping in from the Fringe - legal issues
facing golf course designers.
> On September 30, 2005 , the Entertainment, Arts &
> Sports Law Sections
> Committee on Copyright and Trademark of the New York
> State Bar Association will
> hold a luncheon program entitled "Chipping In From
> The Fringe."
> Speakers will include Robert W. Clarida of Cowan,
> Liebowitz and Latman,
> renowned golf course architect Stephen Kay ,
> designer of The Architects Club in
> Lopatcong, New Jersey, and Golf writer and
entertainment lawyer Jay Flemma.
> Can you copyright a golf hole? Are design features
> of golf courses scenes a
> faire? Are there issues of sculpture and
> three-dimensional works involved?
> How about trade dress issues? What trademark issues
> do golf course designers
> face, and to what extend can a designer "steal"
> golf hole and design
> features from other golf course designers?
> Anyone interested in exploring the edges of
> copyright, and examining
> how copyright, trademark and trade dress concepts
> can be applied to subject
> matter not typically viewed as entitled to
> intellectual property protection will
> find the discussion fascinating.
> In addition to examining intellectual property
> protection issues for golf
> course designs, our speakers will explore licensing
> and merchandising
> opportunities that may be available to the creators
> and owners of golf courses.
> Co-chairs: Jay Kogan and Neil Rosini


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