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Friday, April 18 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Comic Book Law School(R): In The Beginning

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Every project has a starting point, but not considering all of the important business issues from the start can cause you more damage than being caught in a flood with your ark half built. Luckily, the popular Comic Book Law School will help by supplying the ABCs of legal protections for creators, and maybe help you discover how to make protecting yourself an everyday part of the creative process. Noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, sets down a solid foundation on intellectual property in this informative seminar. Starting with the basics on the ownership and protection of ideas, an understanding of copyright and trademark rights, including for works of authorship, characters, and names, this seminar will help guide you from conception through publication and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about basic rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, as well as the registration process for each (and time permitting, how recent court decisions and changes in the law could affect those rights). Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections, and pitfalls, of the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. However, the seminar is presented for information and entertainment purposes only, and the information presented and opinions expressed at the seminars do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such . [This program is approved for 1 credit of California MCLE.]

Friday April 18, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

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