May 18 - 19, 2014

2014 SURTEX Conference

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New York, NY

May 18, 2014

Anatomy of a Licensing Contract
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

The licensing agreement is a crucial tool of understanding in the art licensing business. For licensees, it Is critical to spell out what is required from designers/artists and what the parameters are for sales, royalties and approvals. For the licensor, the contract defines what is expected, as well as one’s rights and responsibilities.  It is the blueprint for doing business amongst the parties involved.  Join our legal counsel as we dissect a prototype contract from top to bottom, and cover key topics.

    Joshua Kaufman, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP

May 19, 2014

Protecting Artwork through Copyrights & More
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET

Concerned about having designs copied and used illegally?  Interested in learning the best ways to protect intellectual property including art & design?  This session will dig into the fundamentals of copyright filing, then, expand into legal options and suggested actions should you discover your work is being used without permission – whether on textiles, paper, tabletop, or any other product, as well as in the fast-changing digital landscape.

    Meaghan H. Kent, Esq., Associate, Venable LLP

Licensing Agreements: Challenges & Resolutions
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET

Once a licensing deal is signed, the partnership is not always smooth sailing – it requires constant nurturing.  Our panel will present some real-life examples of challenging scenarios, how they were dealt with and resolved. These varying circumstances can happen to anyone, so get armed with knowledge to help anticipate potential bumps, and best practices to drive the most positive outcome.

    Joshua Kaufman, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP
    Po Yi, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP
    Steve Harris, Harris-Sachs

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