A guide to law and business practice for designers

Event Info

Wed 23 Sep, 2009 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Saint Martins, Innovation Centre, Conference Room
Southampton Row
London, WC1B 4AP, UK (Map)
Cost: Free Admission, however you must register and book your place online via the Own-it website.


When: 23.09.09 at 18:00
Where: Innovation Centre, Conference Room (entrance on Red Lion Square), Central Saint Martins, Southampton Row, London , WC1B 4AP
Success as a designer doesn't solely depend on your talent or brilliant ideas. It is the knowledge of how to protect and make money exploiting your ideas that gives you an advantage over your competitors. This seminar will give you an overview of IP rights relevant to your design business. We will discuss pro-active ways of protecting your work when working with others or exhibiting at trade shows. Additionally, we will show you how effective rights management can grow your business, i.e. through licensing contracts.

Speakers include: 

Clive Thorne, partner at Arnold & Porter LLP. Clive is a solicitor specialising in design law and the author of Users Guide to Copyright and Users Guide to Design Law.

Bruce Bell, designer and architect at Willson and Bell. Bruce first met his business partner architect Nick Wilson at Norman Fosters architectural practice. Bruce and Nick went on to research and develop the Facit pre-fabricated timber building system. Although some aspects of system are still in development, it is already proving a huge success, and was showcased in the House that Kevin [McCloud] Built at the Grand Designs Live exhibition in May 2008.

Presentations will take place from 6-8pm followed by networking until 8.45pm.

Admission is free, however places are limited. To reserve your place you must register and book online at: http://www.own-it.org/events/from-art-to-ad-the-moral-legal-and-aesthetic-consequences-of-a-current-trend



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