* You will be able to define the differences between trademarks, copyrights, and patents and explain why the differences are relevant to your company.
* You will be able to describe why ownership of expressive materials is not always clear.
* You will be able to discuss how to go about making sure your company owns the necessary rights to use materials created for it by third party.
* You will be able to explain why you may need permission to use materials created by third parties, and consider whether the risk associated with using such materials without permission is tolerable.
Gain a better understanding of legalities nonprofits face regarding copyright issues and risk of infringement for using copyrighted materials.
All companies, including nonprofits, are subject to copyright protections afforded to authors of expressive works. Indeed, the law begs many questions that a nonprofit must regularly consider in its daytoday activities Do you own the rights in the materials created for you and your marketing materials (including your website)? Are you using materials of third parties? Do you need permissions to do so, or is such use fair use under the copyright law?
This topic will explain the types of intellectual property you likely deal with as a nonprofit, specifically focusing on copyright issues to make sure the company owns the rights it intends to own and that it is using materials properly including recognizing when permission is required to use thirdparty materials and the risks associated with use of such materials.
Types of Intellectual Property
ï The Copyright Act
ï The Court Decisions
ï The Balancing Act
ï The Risks
Nate Garhart with Farella Braun + Martel LLP
CLE (Please check the Detailed Credit Information page for states that have already been approved) ,CPE ,Additional credit may be available upon request.