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Posted on: Jan 15, 2021

Looking to find your next great law clerk or show your support for diversity in our community? Employer and sponsor registration is now open for the 2021 Diversity Job Fair!

Posted on: Dec 23, 2020

The past few years have seen several libel claims based on dramatic portrayals of real people. With this in mind, will movies and television shows be forced to include disclaimers regarding the fictional nature of such portrayals?

Posted on: Dec 18, 2020

The USWNT and U.S. Soccer Federation have made substantial progress toward resolving the issues involved in USWNT’s longstanding discrimination lawsuit in settling many of their work condition claims. However, the parties still have a long way to go to resolve the overarching issue of equal pay.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2020

The end-of-year shopping season started strong in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that kept many consumers in their homes and buying online. Brand owners and sellers should thus be mindful of the various options at their disposal to stop counterfeit goods from stealing legitimate e-sales and disappointing unsuspecting consumers who are unable to inspect goods when purchasing online.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2020

It's the season of giving and even during the hardships of 2020, generous sponsors, bidders and donors helped the Indianapolis Bar Foundation raise over $26,000 during IndyBar's Giving, this year's online silent auction to benefit the programs and initiatives of the foundation.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020

After several months of anticipation, the U.S. Copyright Office has finally released a new option for registering a group of short online literary works. Under the new “GRTX” application, authors can now register up to 50 individual short literary works in one application and for one fee, giving authors of short stories, blog posts, or online articles a more simplified and cost-friendly option to enjoy the benefits of a copyright registration in their works.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020

William Shakespeare famously wrote in Romeo and Juliet, “What’s in a name?” To a modern reader, this reference frequently suggests that names are arbitrary labels.  Recently, there has been increased attention around use of the name, image and likeness (NIL) of student-athletes. When we ask a similar question of student-athletes – what’s in a name, image and likeness? – we discover far more than arbitrary labels. 

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020

As of October 29, creators of short online literary works—such as blog posts, social media posts, and online articles—can use a new group registration application being offered by the Copyright Office.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2020

2020 has been (and no doubt will continue to be) like riding a roller coaster in a hurricane. Fortunately, for the IndyBar, we have a committed membership that has responded in amazing ways. While the pandemic will affect the practice of law for years to come, we can all be proud of the work our association did to respond in positive and uplifting ways. In a non-COVID year, we would typically recognize our IndyBar award winners at our annual Recognition Breakfast — typically a packed event with comradery and good cheer. Like many things this year, we will recognize our award winners in different (but no less important) ways.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2020

IndyBar will be offering free wills to Indy-area residents who cannot afford an attorney on Tuesday, November 10. This offering was originally being offered exclusively to veterans in conjunction with Veteran’s Day; however, we have a few openings still available so we are opening the opportunity up to all residents subject to meeting financial requirements at 150% of the Federal Poverty guidelines.

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