The City Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship (Detroit ACE) is partnering with University of Detroit Mercy School of Law on a new Arts and Entertainment Law Clinic to support local creatives.
From murals to music and more, the Arts and Entertainment Law Clinic seeks to enhance the cultural richness of Detroit by providing pro bono legal services to creatives, including musicians, independent filmmakers, writers, artists and photographers. The clinic, combined with existing patent and trademark clinical programs, provides students with access to a comprehensive intellectual property law practice experience.
The services the clinic will teach are: filing copyright registrations, preparing clearance reports and fair use analyses, drafting and commenting on music agreements, writing personal services agreements, securing location agreements and image releases and advising on defamation and publicity matters.
The clinic also is partnering with Detroit ACE on special workshops and programs designed to help creatives protect their products and performances. Continuing Detroit ACE’s commitment to treat members of the city’s creative workforce as small businesses.
In addition to the copyright work through the Arts and Entertainment Law Clinic, Detroit Mercy Law also offers a transnational patent clinic and trademark clinic, both of which are certified by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Learn more about the clinics Detroit Mercy Law offers here: https://law.udmercy.edu/academics/experiential-education/clinics.php