This practical program will provide an overview of trademark and other intellectual property considerations important to creative artists, and will address such questions as: When should you register your work and how do you do so? What specific issues are involved in using trademarks in music, theater, visual art, etc. without permission? How much use is “fair use?” and many other important intellectual property issues specific to the creative community. The program will feature helpful practice tips and an informal, interactive question and answer session.
Presenter: Elizabeth Rest, Esq. is a partner at Crown, LLP in San Francisco, California. Elizabeth’s practice is focused on representing clients in domestic and international trademark selection, clearance, prosecution, and enforcement, including handling trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and in both state and federal courts.
Her practice also focuses on transactions and litigation involving intellectual property and business matters, including copyright, entertainment and sports law, rights of publicity, business entity formation, maintenance, and dissolution, civil litigation in both state and federal courts, and in all aspects of the creation, protection, licensing and distribution of intellectual property. Elizabeth's clients are active in the entertainment, arts, new media, and technology sectors and include filmmakers, musicians, writers, publishers, musical instrument manufacturers, artists, and distributors of all forms of entertainment and informational content. Elizabeth is the Chair of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section.