As a business owner, artist, or creator, you try to do things that set you apart from the competition. Usually, you do not want the competition to know your important business information, and you don’t want them to profit from your creative expressions and original works. In this class, learn how to protect the information and work that gives your business an edge.
- Copyright: what is protected, and how to make sure no one profits from your original works and expressions
- Free for the taking: what you can take from others, what others can take from you
- Clearance required: what you do need permission to use
- Pitching, idea theft, and implied-in-fact-contracts
Participants are encouraged to join by video as class may involve sharing of visual information and writings, participation via the chat function, and the opportunity to interact with others. Virtual networking reception to follow class.
Presented by John L. Geiger with the support of Bixel Exchange:
John L. Geiger is an intellectual property attorney in Los Angeles with over thirty years of litigation and transactional experience. He has represented a broad variety of entertainment professionals, including screenwriters, producers, directors, and actors, as well as music recording and headline international concert tour artists. Mr. Geiger is co-author of Creativity and Copyright: Legal Essentials for Screenwriters and Creative Artists (UC Press, 2019). Currently, as a Principal Deputy County Counsel for the County of Los Angeles, he advises public agencies on complex information technology and intellectual property matters.
Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.