Picture this: you’re an entrepreneur or start-up business with a great idea, product, or service. You have worked hard on developing what you are passionate about and expecting success with your business growth. In a split second, your success and growth are put to a halt and all you have worked for is exploited. Are you protected?

York University’s Intellectual Property Law & Technology Program – IP Innovation Clinic, in partnership with Sandbox Centre, invites you to check out the 5-Part Series: The IP Lunch Club! Every Wednesday during the month of March IP Osgoode & SBX will be offering free virtual info sessions across a wide range of topics that will aid you in making sure your biz, idea, or product is properly protected. Thank you to our presenting sponsor of this series: Barriston Law. Barriston will be joining to offer some local insights on how they are supporting the business community with IP protection and commercialization.

Tattoo artists, graphic designers, art businesses, graffiti art, and the creative industry at large are continuously facing unique challenges when it comes to their legal rights and protecting their work. Does this sound like something you can relate to?

In Part 4 of 5 of the IP Lunch Club Series, join the team at IP Osgoode’s Innovation Clinic as they give an overview of relevant Canadian laws associated with protections afforded to artists, writers, and designers under The Copyright Act. It may seem like a silly question, but understanding and discussing “what is art?” will be helpful when it comes to protecting your creative ideas. The team highlights accessibility issues arising from artists’ lack of general awareness of their legal rights, and discuss digital fashion as an emerging creative industry, including how digital fashion shifts consumption models.

There was so much amazing information shared in this session! Check out the video below to get acquainted with the team, the topic, and leave this page feeling supported and more knowledgeable when it comes to Overcoming Intellectual Property Issues Facing Artists, Writers and Designers.

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IP Osgoode at Osgoode Hall Law School is an independent and authoritative voice which explores legal governance issues at the intersection of intellectual property (IP) and technology. In the context of a globalizing legal pluralist landscape, IP Osgoode cultivates interdisciplinary, comparative and transnational research, collaboration, policy-thinking and practice. The program’s researchers and collaborators from the academy, government, business and other networks actively engage in a vibrant Canadian and border-crossing, transnational debate. Our advisors are leading experts in the legal community and provide the bedrock of support and leadership to the program. Drawing from the best Canadian forces and the program’s global partners, IP Osgoode is involved in some of the most important and cutting-edge IP law and technology related research and policy discussions of today. Among the program’s current target areas are all facets of intellectual property protection and access, privacy, ethics and intersecting areas of the law, from contract, health, labour, aboriginal, environmental, constitutional, corporate and international all within a variety of disciplines, from business, sciences, and the arts.

We aim to provide balanced and objective research, offer new and unexplored viewpoints to public policy discussions which are inclusive of the opinions and interests of a broad range of IP stakeholders (including governments, nongovernmental organizations, the legal community, businesses and the general public) and ultimately, act as a facilitator for the flourishment of a knowledge-based society in Canada.

Our structure is based on a tight connection of teaching and research, which has made us the first choice for students and scholarship in this area of law. We have a wide variety of activities that focus on and address current and important IP issues. We are constantly building networks with industry and academics nationally and internationally, and responding to the needs of stakeholders.

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