PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, February 28, 2013

It’s Mine! Right??? A Presentation About Intellectual Property Sponsored by Women in Communications

Communicators are challenged by how to protect their intellectual property in an increasingly digitized world.

To shed light on these challenges, the Santa Barbara chapter of the Association for Women in Communications will sponsor a presentation It’s Mine! Right?? Attorneys Mike Velthoen and Jim McDermott of Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP will discuss the intellectual property issues of copyrights and trademarks, and how to protect your work from getting stolen.

The presentation will cover:

What is a copyright?

What works are copyrightable?

If I make something for “Big Company,” who owns it?

Who really owns your website?

What are trade secrets, and why do they matter?

How do trademarks work? How do I protect them?

How does copyright work with social media (reposting blogs on Facebook or Tweeting)?

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 20123, 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

Location: Antioch University Santa Barbara, Community Hall, 602 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Free to Members; $20 for Non-members of AWC-SB

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