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Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar #28: Intellectual Property Law, Copyright and Trademark of Artistic Works
DATE: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
LOCATION: The New Tropic
7230 NW Miami Ct #5, Miami, Florida 33150
Suggested Donation: $10 (not required).
Free parking available.
Subject: Intellectual Property Law, Copyright and Trademark of Artistic Works
Speaker: Allen F. Bennett, Bennett Intellectual Property, Attorney, Patent, Copyright and Trademark Law
Complimentary wine and refreshments included.
Supported in part by the Venture Law Project of Dade Legal Aid and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Protect your art! How do you Copyright your art work? Is it expensive? Is it complex? What does Intellectual Property actually mean? What is the difference between between Copyright and Trademark? Are people allowed you use your public (street) works without permission? Is it okay for people to photo and share your studio works with their smart phone? These are all questions that artists ask us all the time. In this seminar, we will answer these and more in language that regular people can understand.
In addition, we will be making an introduction to the Volunteer Lawyers for the Art. The program provides pro bono legal assistance through volunteer attorneys on specific client requests for the Miami-Dade region. This is a program that you really need to know about.
8:00-9:00, Q&A Social
About Allen F. Bennett
Allen F. Bennett graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Mathematics minor. He spent time in the Ph.D. program at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, before attending law school. Before forming his own firm, Mr. Bennett worked at small and medium size IP Boutique firms, a civil litigation firm, as in-house counsel for a small biotech start-up as well as general civil litigation firms. These diverse experiences allow us to understand the needs of our clients and formulate individualized IP protection strategies.
Bennett Intellectual Property is a full service intellectual property firm. While focusing particularly on start-up companies and entrepreneurs, we also serve multi-million dollar corporations. Allen F. Bennett, founder of Bennett IP, has been registering and enforcing all forms of intellectual property since 2002.
We restrict our firmâ€™s practice to patents, copyrights, trademarks, internet law and unfair competition. Itâ€™s all we do, and we do it well. In addition to securing hundreds of patents, trademarks and copyrights for our clients, we enforce and defend our clientsâ€™ rights in court and administrative proceedings at the Patent and Trademark Office. We also structure licensing and distribution agreements and can protect your intellectual property overseas.
About The New Tropic
Live like you live here.
Helping our fellow locals curate, navigate and explore Miami. So, this is The New Tropic. Weâ€™re excited about helping people become better locals. We make local journalism and events that help our fellow Miamians explore and connect with the fascinating, lovably eccentric city we all live in together. You can read a bit more about what weâ€™re doing, and why weâ€™re doing it, in this launch letter.
We publish a daily e-mail newsletter that curates the dayâ€™s most important local news and shares original work we make. We produce events, from tours to art lessons to civic forums, that get locals together, exploring with and learning from each other. Our members get access to special content and events, and to a unique community of curious locals who share ideas, inspiration, and opportunities.
About Venture Law Project of Dade Legal Aid, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts with the Put Something Back Program
Venture Law Project is an in-house program of Dade Legal Aid (DLA); they also have family law, domestic violence, landlord tenant, child advocacy and custody, guardianship, bankruptcy – all in house attorneys at Dade Legal Aid (123 NW 1st Avenue). The Put Something Back program is a separate program run administratively out of DLA’s office that is a referral system for private attorneys that want to give back and take on pro bono cases that DLA has interviewed and verified they are qualifying financially inaccessible persons. The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is one of the areas Put Something Back refers attorneys through, in addition to hundreds of other areas we don’t handle in house.
About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a series of of professional development seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts featuring experts speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.
About Life Is Art, Inc.
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area. Having just celebrated its six year anniversary, Life Is Art is poised to continue being one of the few true advocates for the local arts and artists.