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02.26.20 Olde English CLE/Luncheon


Intellectual Property Basics for the General Practitioner | Wednesday, February 26

Please join us on Wednesday, February 26 as we de-mystify the daunting world of Intellectual Property.

Do you know  . . . 


  • whether those copies you made of a copyrighted article constitute “fair use”?
  • if you can apply to register a trademark before you begin to use it?
  • what constitutes a “work made for hire”?
  • if you can claim intellectual property rights in something that was created for you by an independent contractor - or your employee?
  • what kinds of intellectual property you can protect with an NDA?
  • the difference between a trademark and a service mark?
  • do you have to register a copyright in order to put a copyright notice on your original work?
  • why an inventor might decide to NOT file a patent application?


Intellectual property permeates almost every aspect of our lives - and if you don’t know the answers to all these questions, you need to make sure you attend our first CLE of 2020!

We are so fortunate to have Stephen S. Ashley, Jr., the founder of Ashley Law Firm, P.C. speaking to us on Wednesday, February 26.  Stephen is a registered patent attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has focused his practice on intellectual property for the past 18 years. Stephen has been named ten times by Business North Carolina Magazine as one of North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the area of intellectual property law, and will give us an understanding of the basics of copyright, trademark, and patent law.

If you are a SCWLA member, you will receive 1 hour of free CLE (credit approved in SC and credit pending in NC) and a delicious lunch provided by Amelie’s French Bakery and Cafe in its Left Bank space at 157 E. Main Street, in beautiful downtown Rock Hill. Please arrive around 11:20-11:30 am to network and enjoy your lunch because the CLE will start promptly at 12:00 pm and end at 1:00 pm.RSVP HereIf you have questions or difficulty registering with the link, please contact either Nancy Olah (704-779-0397 or [email protected]mor Judge Stephanie Wood (803-909-7600 or [email protected]), one of the members of the Olde English Leadership Team who has generously offered to help Nancy organize this luncheon CLE.

And please consider bringing prospective members. We would love to meet lawyers who may be new to our community or who aren’t aware of the benefits of being a SCWLA member. Non-members will need to pay a modest fee of $20 for lunch and the CLE - or join SCWLA! We hope to see you there!  


Mark your calendars for the following lunch meetings that are already scheduled!

  • Thursday, April 2nd - “The Traumatized Witness:  Expert Guidance in Interviewing and Presenting the Witness”  by Jenny Desch, Senior Solicitor for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit (approved for one hour of General CLE credit)
  • Friday, May 8th - “Implicit Bias and How to Address it to Better Serve Your Clients” by Nichole Davis, Risk Management Director, South Carolina Bar (this will not be submitted for CLE credit, but you do NOT want to miss this phenomenal interactive program that Nichole also presented at the SC Bar Convention)
  • Friday, August 7th - “Ethics and Discipline Update” by Barbara Seymour (approved for one hour of Ethics credit)
  • Wednesday, September 9th - “Resiliency” by Barbara Seymour (approved for one hour of SAMH credit)

The Olde English Leadership Team is cooking up other ideas for great programs and events that will help you maximize the value of your SCWLA membership.  Want to get involved?  Contact any Olde English Leadership Team Member.  We’d love to have your input and ideas on how to make our Region shine!



Olde English Leadership Team


Sherril Alford ([email protected])
Shiryl Ballard ([email protected])
Emily Brown ([email protected])
Mandy Cordell ([email protected])

Malissa Church ([email protected])

Patricia Lee ([email protected])
Nancy Olah ([email protected])
Stephanie Wood ([email protected])
Leah Youngblood ([email protected])