Brian D. Wassom
, a partner with the law firm Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, has been named chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Copyright Law Committee.
Wassom will serve a two-year term as chair of the committee that seeks to improve copyright policy, legislation and jurisprudence by working directly with the U.S. Copyright Office and other government agencies and by providing input to Congress and the courts. He previously served as the committee's vice chair.
Earlier in October, Wassom authored and filed an amicus brief on behalf of AIPLA for the U.S. Supreme Court copyright case, State of Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org.
Wassom, who also serves on the AIPLA's editorial board for its AIPLA Quarterly Journal,
is an active writer who has published dozens of articles, essays and other contributions to publications including Forbes Magazine
and The Journal of Arts Management Law & Society
. His first book, Augmented Reality Law, Privacy and Ethics,
was published by Syngress.
At Warner, Wassom focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. In addition to copyright, trademark and product liability, he is experienced in disputes including social and emerging media, publicity rights, defamation, unfair competition, First Amendment matters and false and deceptive advertising.
Wassom practices in both the firm’s Southfield and Macomb offices.
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