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AIGA Chicago and Greensfelder invite you to join them on September 14th to learn the fundamentals of intellectual property law and how it impacts designers. Angela Kalsi, Intellectual Property attorney at Greensfelder, will share some of the ways intellectual property law affects the world of design, including guidance on how to choose a strong trademark as your brand, an exploration into what elements of design are protectible, and an overview of how designers’ works can be protected.


More on Angela Kalsi:

As a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group, Angela Kalsi advises businesses and individuals on a wide array of trademark, copyright, artificial intelligence (AI), design, trade secret, and licensing issues.

Angela’s experience includes working with artists, start-ups, and Fortune 100 companies. No matter the client, she adapts her skill set to tailor an appropriate and robust IP protection strategy. Additionally, Angela has helped her clients enforce and defend their IP rights all over the globe, including in cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and before numerous international IP offices.

When it comes to growing companies, Angela guides her clients in developing strong IP portfolios to best position them for their next stage of growth, whether it is a next round of funding or an M&A deal. From the buyer’s side, Angela is experienced in conducting thorough due diligence to identify all possible IP issues.

Finally, Angela advises clients on the evolving IP issues implicated by new technologies, including NFTs, artificial intelligence (AI), and large language models.

In her professional community, Angela serves on a leadership committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), where she demonstrates her knowledge in the many nuanced areas of international trademark protection. Angela also serves on a leadership committee for Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP), where she mentors women in the intellectual property field.

Before joining Greensfelder, Angela served as an IP attorney at another Chicago-based law firm. She has a background in and passion for art, which lends depth to her understanding of the importance of protecting her clients’ creative output.

When & Where
Thu, Sep 14, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM CDT
623 S Wabash Ave
623 South Wabash Avenue
Room 405
Chicago, IL 60605