BMA: Attorney James Astrachan's "Ads That Should Not Have Run"
Tuesday, November 9 2010 6:00pm - 9:00pm Local Time Presented by:
Join the BMA Philadelphia and Attorney James B. Astrachan for a live presentation of the popular seminar "Ads That Should Not Have Run: How to Avoid the Legal Pitfalls in Creating Ads."
Jim and his firm wrote the book on the law and advertisingâ€¦no really, they didâ€¦"The Law of Advertising" But this event is not full of dry legalize, it's funny, it's sad, it's scary and it's entertaining! For video previews and highlights of this event and actually see some of these ads, please click here.
Whether you are directly involved in the advertising industry or simply interested in viewing the most popular and humorous ads that parodied famous brand names, you will have fun and learn from this entertaining fast paced event. "Ads That Should Not Have Run: How to Avoid the Legal Pitfalls in Creating Ads." contains the actual ads that got the advertiser sued or would have -- if the advertisement had not been refused clearance by counsel. There is an interesting story behind each ad shown, not to mention a legal issue or two.
The Downtown Club
November 9, 2010
6:30-8:00 presentation and heavy Hors d'Å“uvres
8:00 - 9:00 coffee/dessert networking and discussion
BMA Philadelphia Members $35.00
Philadelphia Ad Club Members $35.00
*** Discounted parking is available for this event. Please bring your parking ticket with you to be stamped.
The Parking Garage is located at 7th & Ranstead Streets (between Market & Chestnut Streets). When you exit the elevators to the street, you will be on Chestnut Street between 6th & 7th. Turn to the left and walk toward 6th & Chestnut Streets.
The Down Town Club is located on the southwest corner of 6th & Chestnut Streets in the Public Ledger Building. Use the 6th Street entrance to the building. The Club is on the 11th Floor.
About Jim Astrachan
Astrachan. For a guy with such an impossible last name, people remember Jim Astrachan. He'd joke that such a distinction may not bode well, but really it's because Jim does what he describes as "getting out there and doing it." Jim has gotten out there and blazed a trail long and wide.
Jim is a Life Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. He has been an adjunct professor since 1979, teaching IP courses (including Copyright and IP and Mass Communications) at the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore Schools of Law, University of Baltimore Graduate School of Communications Design, and taxation subjects (yes, that's right, tax) at Loyola College Graduate School of Business. For the last ten years his teaching has focused on Trademark and Unfair Competition, at the University of Maryland School of Law. As his associates will readily tell you, Jim doesn't just lecture to law students. When he's not standing in front of a bunch of students (or a beleaguered young associate), Jim speaks nationwide on intellectual property topics, including advertising law, branding, trademark protection and copyright protection. Unfettered by his questionable typing and spelling skills, Jim doesn't limit his "getting out there" to speaking. He's a writer too. Since his earlier days when he nabbed his own legal column at ADWEEK magazine, Jim has become a fixture at The Daily Record, where his monthly Legal ADvice column has been featured since approximately 1995 (and often garners a "hey, great column this month!" holler from a colleague on the street, and has been confronted by judges who want to debate the issues of a column), and is the author of a trio of primers on Trademark, Copyright and Advertising law. (Click Here to read Jim's column from The Daily Record.)
Jim and the firm are the authors of THE LAW OF ADVERTISING, a six volume treatise published by Matthew Bender Lexis/Nexis since 1972. (Click Here for more information.) In 2003, Jim co-authored Snake-Oil Security Claims, The Systematic Misrepresentation of Product Security in the E-Commerce Arena, published in the Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review (See Article) and the text book The Essential Intellectual Property Primers: The Law of Trademark, Copyright and Advertising, published by The Graduate Group.
Jim is named one of the Best Lawyers in America through a national nomination process (advertising and intellectual property law), and has been named twice by Baltimore Magazine as one of Baltimore's Best Attorneys. In 2006, Jim was named one of SmartCEO Magazine's Maryland Legal Elite for excellence in law. Following a three year tour of duty, Jim escaped being President of the Advertising Association of Baltimore. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and is the former Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association. He serves on the Peer Review Committee for the Maryland State Bar Association Grievance Committee, the Editorial Advisory Board of the Maryland Bar Journal, the Legal Advisory Committee of the Association of American Advertising Agencies, the Board of the Maryland Lawyers for the Arts and is a member of The Daily Record Editorial Advisory Board. Jim is a recipient of the Crystal Prism Award and the Silver Medal Award for outstanding contribution to the advertising industry, awarded by the American Advertising Federation.
Jim's clients include advertising agencies, advertisers, architects and designers, technology and communications firms and educational institutions nationwide. He's a swell guy, and bald.
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Tuesday, November 9 2010 6:00pm - 9:00pm Local Time
Location: The Downtown Club, Public Ledger Building
600 S Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
600 S Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106