Entries by Liza Farrow-Gillespie

Debra Witter becomes name partner

Debra Witter has become a name partner in the firm, which will now be known as Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP. Ms. Witter focuses her practice on advertising law, promotions law, and trademarks. Formerly in-house with Blockbuster, Inc., Debra holds a J.D. with high honors from The University of Texas School of Law.

What you need to know about copyrights

Most people have heard the word “copyright” or at least have seen the symbol “©” – but what exactly is a copyright? Overview of Copyrights A copyright protects an original work of authorship that is fixed in a tangible form of expression or medium, including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works. Copyrighted materials may include […]

Two avoidable errors in sweepstakes events

“Sweepstakes” can be generally defined as random drawings for prizes.  All sweepstakes are regulated by federal law and also by the law of the state in which they are held.  The key to holding a lawful sweepstakes is to take the appropriate steps to avoid its being characterized as a lottery, which is generally illegal […]