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Protect Your Product!
June 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$25
For Urban Air Market’s June meet & greet workshop, they’ve teamed up with Handcraft Studio School to bring together two things that you rarely see in the same sentence: Getting crafty and learning about the law. Taught by Legally Vogue’s co-founders and Lord Bertram Attorneys Brad Carrick and Gregory Lemmons, this workshop is a great place to meet artists and designers and ask your burning business and legal questions.
What: Protect your product: Trademark, Copyright, and Patent Law for creative entrepreneurs
When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Arrive on time to grab a light snack, do a small craft project, and network with each other and the Urban Air Market team before the Legally Vogue presentation and Q & A session.
About This Workshop:
This workshop will cover the most important aspects of protecting intellectual property in the fashion and design world. Terms like trademarks, copyrights and patents are often misunderstood and misused – and they are especially tricky in the fashion world! We’ll clarify what they mean and how we can use them to protect our products and build our brands. We will use real world examples and help you avoid the mistakes so many have made before.
Students should come away from this workshop with an actionable understanding of intellectual property law and how they can protect their products and brands.
What can (and what can not) be protected by law?
What is a trademark and when should they be registered?
What is needed to register a trademark?
What, if anything, can be patented in fashion?
Should we be interested in registering copyrights? What can go wrong?
When is a lawyer needed and where can we find one?
About the Instructors:
Brad Carrick – Legally Vogue
Brad Carrick is Editor in Chief of Legally Vogue and Managing Attorney at Lord Bertram with a passion for helping creative entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. An attorney for over 10 years with a degree from Harvard Law School, Brad also pursued a MBA at IE in Madrid, Spain with a focus on fashion and then launched SOLZ, Inc., a unique brand creating “Functional Fashion for Active Lifestyles.” He and his legal team guide artists and designers through the ins and outs of the legal and business issues that affect small business owners today.
Gregory Lemmons – Legally Vogue
Gregory Lemmons is the founding attorney of Lord Bertram Law Corporation, a national entertainment, fashion, and design law practice, and co-founder of Legally Vogue. He began his legal career as an associate with a large defense firm practicing class action litigation. He has taught business law at the University of Phoenix, and served as a guest speaker at Hastings College of the Law, Academy of Art University, and the 2013 International Fashion and Beauty Bloggers (iFabbo) conference. A San Francisco Bay Area Native, Mr. Lemmons was an A Better Chance Scholar and attended The Cate School in Carpinteria, California. He obtained his B.A. from Columbia University in New York City, and his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.
About the Venue:
Handcraft Studio School was founded by Marie Muscardini. Marie was born and raised in Berkeley by two creative parents: art, teaching and design have always been a significant part of her life. Handcraft Studio School brings people together with a mission to promote and preserve the art of handcrafts by partnering with local artists and craftsmen to teach workshops ranging from letterpress printing to flower arranging.