Learn how to protect your intellectual property

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will present a half-day training course on ‘Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law’, which aims to demystify copyright, contracts and intellectual property law for Australians working in creative industries and running their own businesses.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Insight and explanation of intellectual property law in ‘plain English’
  • Key legal concepts through real-life case studies
  • User-friendly flowcharts and tables that simplify legal terms, processes and procedures that creatives regularly encounter
  • The protection of designs, trademarks, copyright, reputation, confidential information and other intellectual property (IP)
  • How to reduce the risk of inadvertently infringing someone else’s rights
  • Contract basics and licensing
  • How the law applies online and to certain aspects of social media
  • How to better achieve positive legal outcomes

The course will provide attendees with a broader understanding of how intellectual property laws impact on packaging, food, beverage and manufacturing businesses. The focus will be on how to be proactive rather than reactive and preventing problems from arising, and also how to protect what you own. The training is suitable for food and packaging designers, technologists and engineers, brand managers, PR, marketing and graphic designers, business managers and owners, and quality control teams.

The course presenter is Sharon Givoni, an experienced intellectual property lawyer who is on a number of intellectual property committees including the IP Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria. She is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and is also the General Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin and the Internet Law Bulletin, published by LexisNexis.

The course will be held on Wednesday, 5 October at Viewpoint Centre, St Kilda, Victoria.

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