CreativeOrange: Learn is a new program by the Orange County Arts Commission geared towards helping our artists and arts organizations be more successful. We plan to work in partnership with local organizations to offer courses in professional development, organizational development, and more. Have an idea for a class? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Arts + Law: Trademark, Copyright, and Intellectual Property with Ed Timberlake and Erica Rogers
Monday, November 18
The Pit Chapel Hill
$10 Registration Fee – click here to register
What Intellectual Property Is and Isn’t – and Why It Matters
Confused about how the law applies to your work? This workshop will answer all your legal questions about copyright, trademark, the public domain, and how to protect your work, such as:
- Do I have to do anything to copyright my work?
- What’s the difference between copyright and trademark?
- Can I use an image/song/article in my work, or do I have to ask permission?
- What is in the public domain?
- What can I do to protect my work from others using it?
- What goes in to creating a great trademark? How can choosing the right trademark help me?
Join local lawyers Ed Timberlake of Timberlake Law and Erica Rogers of Ward and Smith, both members of Triangle ArtWorks Law + ArtWorks Resource Group for a discussion of the legal issues affecting creative work. The lawyers will lead an open discussion on the most recent state of the law, so bring your questions and experiences and gain some insight into how the law might apply in your field.
Who should attend: Anyone who does creative work, or who works with the creative works of others, will at some point run into a situation that will require some knowledge of what intellectual property is and isn’t. This will be a great opportunity to become familiar with the general principles and learn from others’ experiences.
Please note our speakers will not be able to provide direct legal advice on specific situations. All questions answered and information provided will be of a general nature and does not create an attorney-client relationship with attendees.
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