Intellectual Property Law Program

March 27, 2013 | 1.00 PM - 4.30 PM

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Tony Duarte, B.A., J.D.
Fundamentals of Copyright Practice

  • Which works are protected by copyright and which are not?
  • Who is entitled to copyright protection and for how long? 
  • Why does it matter if a work was created in the course of employment?
  • What are the benefits of copyright registration?
  • What can be registered in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office?
  • How is a copyright registration prepared and filed for a work and for an assignment or option of a work?
  • How do you search for an owner or author in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office records?
  • To what extent can someone rely upon “fair dealing” to use a work without obtaining permission of the copyright owner?

Jordan Nahmias – Nahmias Law Professional Corporation
Intellectual Property Concerns in Entertainment and Media Matters 

  • Intellectual Property Use Clearance pre- and post-production 
  • The License and Distribution Agreement - What to be aware of
  • Rights Management - How to organize and be on top of your 
  • Catalog of Intellectual Property 

Jim Russell – Heenan Blaikie LLP
Security Interests in Works Protected by Copyright 

  • Identifying the work: the idea/expression dichotomy 
  • Locating the work: tangible and intangible elements of the work
  • Monetizing the work: using copyrightable works and revenues as a collateral for debt
  • Securing the work: perfecting security interests in copyright works 

Austin Wong - DHX Media Inc. 

  • General overview and practical issues that arise in:
  • Optioning properties
  • Music licenses
  • Clearances