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Eve J. Brown

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Eve is an experienced intellectual property attorney, professor, speaker, and author. She has taught entrepreneurship and intellectual property law at MIT, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, and Indiana University, and has presented at numerous national conferences on the topic of intellectual property law. Eve currently holds an Assistant Professorship in the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University, teaching Intellectual Property Law, Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility, and Shakespeare & Law.

As counsel at the firm, Eve is a passionate advocate for her clients, helping creative artists and business owners in the film, music, literary, theatre, craft food and beverage, software, nonprofit, and product innovation industries develop, launch, leverage, and defend their ventures. Prior to joining the firm, Eve was the founder and principal of Bricolage Law, LLC.

Representative Accomplishments

  • Obtained judgment in favor of client in Monster Energy Company v. Li-Wei Chih
  • Obtained judgment in favor of client in Sullivan v. Baur
  • Obtained judgment in favor of client in Nautica Apparel, Inc. v. Christine P. Palmerton
  • Successful motion to dismiss lawsuit in Bubble Genius LLC v. Mariann Smith et al.
  • Resolved case in client’s favor in Bach Flower Remedies, Ltd. v. Batch Organic Soaps
  • Resolved case in client’s favor in Guerlain S.A. v. Terracotta New York, LLC

Education

  • University of California Davis School of Law (J.D. 2005)
  • Skidmore College (B.A., cum laude, 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • S. District Court, Central District of California
  • S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

 

  • IP Strategy: Complete Intellectual Property Planning, Access, and Protection (Thomson West), 2015
  • That’s Not Fair! Clarifying Copyright and Trademark Fair Use for Business Managers (Business Horizons), 2015
  • The Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google: The Google Books Case Comes To a Close (For Now), (The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter), 2014
  • Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University (2010)
  • Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Competition Finalist, Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2010)
  • Innovative Teaching Award, Indiana University (2008)
  • “The Case for Having Lawyers in Your Court,” ICCC Reception & Culminating Conference at Time Inc. (2017)
  •  “Starting Your Film and Media Production Company,” Massachusetts Production Coalition Business Toolkit Workshop at the Cambridge Innovation Center (2017)
  • “Nobody Likes a Trademark Bully,” Transactional Clinical Conference at University of Pennsylvania Law School (2017)
  • “Contracts and Sales Agreements for Solopreneurs,” Tin Shingle (2016)
  • “Common Legal Pitfalls of Startup,” Questromm School of Business at Boston University (2016)
  • “The Start-up Equation,” Clark University Entrepreneurship Week (2015)
  • “IP Basics for Entrepreneurs,” Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University (2015)
  • “The Impact of Intellectual Property Clinics on Trademark Bullying: The Power of Clinics to Reverse the Power Differential in Trademark Proceedings,” Association of American Law Schools Clinical Conference (2015)
  • “Technology Startups: Balancing Legal and Business Issues,” Suffolk University Law School Advanced Legal Studies (2014)
  • “To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Resolving the Conflict Between Intellectual Property Law’s Demand for Secrecy and the Investor’s Demand for Information in the Start-Up World,” WIPIP (2013)
  • “Copyrights and Copywrongs,” Together Center Festival (2013)
  • “Intellectual Property Considerations for Entrepreneurs,” Founder’s Workbench (2013)
  • “Intellectual Property Law for Entrepreneurs,” Entrepreneurship for All (2013)
  • “Intellectual Property Rights in a Digital Age,” Artisan’s Asylum (2013)
  • “Contract Law for Visual Artists,” Making Art Work Symposium (2011)
  • “Art Law Basics,” Indianapolis Arts Council (2011)
  • “Intellectual Property 101: Your Rights as an Artist,” Making Art Work Symposium (2010)
  • “Introduction to Business Law,” Junior Executive Institute (2008)
  • “Legal Tools for the Music Professional,” Jacobs School of Music (2008)
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • President, Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2010-2011)