The Entertainment Law Society held a successful panel discussion Thursday night with four entertainment and sports law attorneys discussing the role intellectual property plays in the business. The speakers included music and entertainment attorneys Norman Gillis (Norman Gillis & Associates, Inc.) and Tim Warnock (Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC) as well as sports attorneys Che Mock (ESQ Sports and Entertainment Agency) and Sean Marshall (Nashville Predators).
The discussion covered topics ranging from how intellectual property affects a sports and entertainment attorney’s day-to-day life to how emerging technology and the Internet can impact the business in the future. Each panelist brought a unique perspective to the discussion, such as how licensing and contracts can be affected on the sporting side or how copyrights vary based on the music side. The attorneys also shared ideas for staying updated on current news happening in the intellectual property industry and encouraged law students to keep open minds and learn as much as possible about this ever-changing practice.