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|RegisterRight!|Leaving Your Legacy|From Posts to Profits|IP for App Developers

RegisterRight!

The ABCs of Protecting Your IP

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Creating a song, script, app, invention or business is just the beginning of any creative’s journey. Too often that can also be the end of the road. Because when creatives focus solely on the creative process without adequately protecting their intellectual property, they leave their copyright, trademark, and patent rights at risk or forever lost altogether. The rules are complex and confusing. This panel explains the specific steps every creative needs to take to protect their IP rights.

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Leaving Your Legacy

Estate Planning for Creatives

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Death isn’t the end of the road for copyright. The term of copyright endures, in most cases, for 70 years after the creator’s death. Creatives must understand probate and trust laws to adequately protect and maximize the value of their creative works after death. This includes understanding the transfer termination right that allows creators to reclaim control of transferred rights and the role of IP fiduciaries. This workshop answers these and related estate planning questions affecting artists

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From Posts to Profits

Leveraging Your Brand

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Developing and sharing content online has become a necessary way for content creators to communicate with their audiences and grow their brands. From posts and photos to videos, creators are oftentimes giving away content for free on social media and blogs. This session will explain how creators can monetize and leverage their content to grow not only an audience, but a lucrative career. It will also explain why content creators must protect their intellectual property in the process.

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Intellectual Property for App Developers

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This panel will discuss app development and intellectual property law. The panelists are experts in patent, copyright, and trademark law. Attendees will learn how to identify intellectual property issues that arise in app development. The panelists will share best practices for avoiding intellectual property disputes. Also, attendees will learn how to take initial steps to protect their intellectual property.

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