23 December, 2008

Free Intellectual Property Events - London

Own-it organises regular events and workshops covering IP issues for creative people. The majority of our events are free. You must register with us in order to make a booking.

How not to get ripped off: Enforcing and Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Date: Wednesday 14 January 2009
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 (presentations from 6-9pm followed by drinks and networking until 9pm)

Podium Lecture Theatre
London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle
London SE1 6SB (map)

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 will offer a basic guide to the law, covering the steps any creative professional should take in order to stop somebody else stealing or otherwise using your work without your permission (including copyright, patenting, trade marks, licensing and design rights.)
This event is for new Own-it members who haven't attended an IP event previously. It's a basic guide to the law.

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Exposing Yourself - all you need to know about self-promotion in the digital world

Date: Wednesday 21 January 2009
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm (presentations from 6-8pm followed by drinks networking until 9pm)

Westminster Kingsway College
Hopkins Street, off Berwick Street
London W1F OHS (map)

Some people believe that you are not a real creative contender if your visual work is not on the internet… and whether you have your own website, use stock libraries, portfolio websites, or display your work on YouTube, MySpace or Flickr, you are also competing and struggling for attention with a vast number of other creatives showcasing their visual work on the internet and trying to get new business and new clients.
So how do you cut through the jungle to find the clients you are happy to work with? We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of visual libraries, what to look out for before signing up to a portfolio site and whether user generated websites are just about exposure, trust and good will or really do provide a longer term business opportunity.

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