Wednesday June 12, 2019 |12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Beus Center for Law and Society | Room 650 | Webcast Available | Lunch provided
Do you know whether or not your client can quote song lyrics in their manuscript? Are you wondering if you should trademark something from your high concept story?
Do you want to know how to protect your work and avoid infringing other people’s rights?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, this is the class for you.
This workshop was developed by an intellectual property attorney who is also a fiction author. Participants will learn the basics of copyrights, trademarks, and the laws of cyberspace. Topics will include:
** What is a copyright?
** What does copyright protect?
** Copyrightable subject matter
** Fair use
** Public domain
** Copyright and characters
** Song lyrics
** Digital copyright issues
** Special issues related to book trailers, website, etc.
** What is a trademark?
** How does one obtain a trademark registration?
** What does a trademark protect?
** Trademark and characters
** Trademark and titles/series/pen names
** Using trademarks in your writing
** First Amendment issues
** Slander and libel
** Basic publishing contract law
Boxed lunch and water provided for event. Must register to get lunch.
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0.0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.