AI and Copyright
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted September 26, 2023
With the advent of AI, the line between whether technology is a tool that assists the author or the author itself is blurring. This article will analyze the current state of AI and copyright law, arguing that AI-assisted works of art can and should receive copyright protection.
Check out this great article in Vanguard Magazine!
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted April 22, 2022
We appreciate our partnership and were happy to join in the efforts of bringing value to the company and monopolizing the field.
Attending the in-person INTA Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., April 30-May 4, 2022
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted April 18, 2022
Zareefa Flener and Paras Shah will be in Washington D.C. and would love to meet you in person at the INTA Annual Meeting on April 30-May 4, 2022! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Zareefa B. Flener nominated in the WIPR Leaders
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted April 7, 2022
I am honored to have been included in the WIPR Leaders which lists over 1,700 lawyers across patent, trademark, and copyright practices. Stemming from a four month nomination period in which they sought views from 12,000 IP professionals, their research team vetted every nominated lawyer for suitability by exploring their work.
Sigh of Re-Leaf for Curaleaf
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted February 26, 2021
Flener IP & Business Law (“FLIP”) is proud to take a holistic approach to achieving client goals. A cannabis company, facing trouble from its own shareholders, finds “re-leaf” in a court order dismissing a federal securities class action lawsuit against it.
Super Lawyer for Illinois in 2021
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted October 10, 2021
Zareefa Flener received Super Lawyers designation for 2021. There were selected for this honor subsequent to undergoing an evaluation of many different factors including peer recognition and professional achievement.
The Industry Lawyer - Meet Innovation’s Best Friend: Chicago Patent Lawyer, Zareefa Flener
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted July 27, 2020
With a uniquely impressive background in biology, Flener combines 10 years of hands-on scientific laboratory experience with keen business acumen and deep legal understanding. She continues to push the limits of emerging industry and law. When you learn about her professional background it becomes clear that Flener loves a challenge and that’s just what she found in the cannabis industry.
Cannabis and Hemp Law and Practice in Illinois
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted February 15, 2020
I look forward to seeing you all at the Pincus Professional Education's "Cannabis and Hemp Law and Practice in Illinois" in Chicago on February 21, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Approved for 7.0 units of general CLE in Illinois.
Get to know the country's leading Cannabis Law Attorneys
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted February 7, 2020
Today's most prominent cannabis companies have one thing in common, they've turned to experienced legal teams for guidance, right from the start.
FLIP is officially recognized as a WBENC- Certified Women’s Business Enterprise
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted December 18, 2019
Flener IP & Business Law is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.
Zareefa B. Flener of Flener IP & Business Law Celebrates Milestone with Forbes Business Council
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted November 27, 2019
Zareefa Flener, Managing Partner at Flener IP & Business Law, is celebrating her one-year anniversary as a member of the Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only organization for senior leaders to publish original content, connect and excel. View Zareefa's profile.
Cannabis in the Trademark Industry CLE Course on December 12, 2019
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted November 25, 2019
Zareefa Flener will be a guest speaker at this event in Chicago, IL. Learn about the cannabis industry including general terminology, state laws, and key legislation, as well as clearance techniques and case examples relating specifically to trademarks. Two CLE credits will be issued.
Zareefa Flener Attending the AIPPI World Congress in London on September 15-18, 2019
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted September 13, 2019
Zareefa Flener, Managing Partner of FLIP, will be in London and would love to meet you at the AIPPI World Congress! Looking forward to seeing you there! Reach out by email to connect!
New U.S. PTO Trademark Rule to Effect Foreign Trademark Applicants
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted July 20, 2019
As of August 3, 2019, only U.S. barred attorneys will be able to represent trademark applicants before the U.S. PTO Trademark Office. What this means is that any applicant, from anywhere in the world, will have to engage a U.S. qualified lawyer, domiciled in the U.S. and in good standing with the state Bar, to file, prosecute and generally represent the applicant before the U.S. PTO in all trademark matters at the Trademark Office.
Zareefa Flener To Give A Presentation in Shenzen, China on July 12, 2019
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted July 11, 2019
Zareefa Flener, Managing Partner, to give a presentation today, July 12, 2019, in Shenzen, China with her European and Korean counterpart, Alberto Giordano from Franco Martigani S.r.l in Italy and Jay Suh from Sungam International Patent and Law Firm.
ILLINOIS MOVES CLOSER TO LEGALIZING CANNABIS!!!
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted May 30, 2019
The Illinois Senate has passed a comprehensive measure to allow recreational marijuana use — moving the state one big step closer to legalization. The Illinois Senate voted 38-17 to approve the legislation after about 40 minutes of debate. It must still pass the Illinois House.
ZAREEFA B. FLENER SPOKE AT MJBIZCON CANNABIS LAW SESSIONS IN NEW ORLEANS JUNE 11, 2019
By Zareefa B. Flener, Posted May 8, 2019
Zareefa B. Flener (Founder and Managing Parter) spoke on a panel at MJBizCon’s Cannabis Law Sessions on June 11, 2019 in New Orleans. serving up updates on the fast paced world of intellectual property in the cannabis industry.