How not to get ripped off in the creative industries

A one day seminar takes place later this month offering a basic guide to the law, covering the steps a creative professional should take in order to stop your work being stolen.

Being copied and someone else ripping off your creative ideas is a major concern once you start to sell, publicise and promote your creative work. You need to protect your ideas and make sure you know what to do if someone does actually copy or makes money from work that is rightfully yours.

This seminar, backed by in conjunction with Innovation Central and supported by creativematch, shows how to stop somebody else stealing or otherwise using your work without your permission (including copyright, patenting, trade marks, licensing and design rights). The organisers say there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions of speaker Tow Cowling of media law firm Swan Turton, who is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Advertising & Marketing Groups, advising a broad range of corporate and individual clients.

Tom specialises in intellectual property and commercial litigation but has particular expertise in contractual and copyright disputes, defamation and non-contentious trade mark and internet matters. Tom has been involved in numerous trials and appearances in the High Court and is experienced in the use of mediation as a means of resolving commercial disputes.

Tom started his career as an investment banker in the City and in Paris before training as a solicitor and qualifying with a leading West End media and entertainment practice.
He joined Swan Turton from the Indonesian office of a global intellectual property consultancy where, amongst other clients, he managed the Motion Picture Association’s Indonesian anti-copyright piracy programme.

How not to get ripped off in the creative industries

Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Innovation Centre/Conference Room
(entrance on Red Lion Square)
Central Saint Martins
Southampton Row

Time: 6.00 – 9.00pm followed by drinks/networking. Admission free. As places are limited please register online to reserve your place.

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