Michigan arts initiative seeks IP talent

I’m on the advisory committee for ArtServe’s new Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE). A couple of kick-off events are coming up to recruit lawyers interested in participating in the program. Here’s the press release:

Intellectual property attorneys are being sought for a new statewide arts initiative — and are being invited to a complimentary lunch to hear more about it.

ArtServe Michigan’s Lawyers for the Creative Economy project is kicking off at a luncheon noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Grand Rapids Museum of Art.

This new initiative “will identify and engage attorneys who are willing to provide free or low-fee intellectual property advice and related support to artists and creative practitioners.”

The event is sponsored by the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Clark Hill PLC and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brian Wassom of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP will be the guest speaker. RSVP at the ArtServe website.

If you can’t make it, a Detroit launch reception for the initiative takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone PLC’s downtown Detroit office. RSVP at lce@artservemichigan.org.