Intellectual Property Section

This section provides a resource for lawyers who practice in intellectual property or have an interest in building an intellectual property practice. The practice areas of trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent law fall within this section.

The Graham Law Firm, PLLC
PO Box 2269
Knoxville, TN 37901
Immediate Past Chair
Butler Snow LLP
P.O. Box 171443
Memphis, TN 38187

IP Law Firm Partners with Project Music Accelerator Program

Patterson Intellectual Property Law today announced its partnership with Project Music, a music and technology business accelerator program. Developed in partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and the Country Music Association, Project Music guides eight tech start-up companies through an intensive 14-week business development and music business boot camp. All eight start-ups in the program are building businesses to work with the music industry.

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ASCAP Names General Counsel New CEO

ASCAP has promoted executive vice president and general counsel Elizabeth “Beth” Matthews to be its new CEO. She replaces John LoFrumento, who retired at the end of the year. Matthews takes the reins of the performance rights organization during a time of upheaval and uncertainty as ASCAP awaits word from the Department of Justice about potential revisions to its federal consent decree, the Tennessean reports. Matthews has pushed for reform of the decree, which governs what actions publishers may take with regard to the licensing of their catalogs.

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