Description

Sharon Givoni Consulting is a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Melbourne, Australia. We are passionate about the rights of creatives and protecting peoples’ brands and ideas. We focus on all industries including: art and design, fashion, street art, packaging, photography, architecture, product design and media. Our tagline is turning your ideas into assets and that is just what we aim to do. Sharon Givoni, the principal, has recently released a book for creatives called Owning It: A guide to copyright, contracts and the law which has been very successful and is designed to demystify the law in this area.

This engaging and interactive session will cover how product designers can protect themselves under the law. This is a real challenge as the best way is often design protection but not always. Furniture, fashion and product designers (include jewellery and accessories) will really benefit from this.   

By the end of this workshop attendees will understand when to register their designs, what design registrations protect, how copyright fits in (and other laws), what happens if you should have registered but don’t and someone copies your products?

Practical examples and case studies will be explored as a group in an interactive fashion in a manner that this area, dubbed even by lawyers, as mental gymnastics, will become clear enough for you to know where you stand and how to protect yourself.

And if you’re still interested learning more, don’t miss the other 2 workshops as part of this series: ’’Owning It’ – Protecting Your Intellectual Property (How to turn your ideas into assets) and ’Owning It’ – Intellectual Property, The Internet and Social Media (Discounted ticket prices when booking multiple sessions).

ABOUT SHARON GIVONI

Sharon Givoni is the Principal Solicitor at Sharon Givoni Consulting, a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Melbourne. She has clients in all areas relating to the creative industries, ranging from artists, musicians and sculptors, actors and architects through to graphic and furniture designers. Since 1999, she has been the General Editor of the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin and the Internet Law Bulletin, both published by LexisNexis and has recently published a book called Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright Contracts and the Law. Like her workshops, the book is packed with real-life case studies that apply in businesses every day practice she speaks in plain English demystifying the law for creatives. Sharon has been invited to lecture at numerous industry events and universities.

http://www.sharongivoni.com.au/

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Class Schedule

Session 2 of this essential workshop series for creative businesses.

What you will learn
  • In this engaging and interactive session we will focus on how product designers can protect themselves under the law
  • Learn the best way to protect your designs
  • Learn when to register your designs, what design registrations protect and how copyright fits in (and other laws)
What you will get
  • A beautifully designed 10-point checklist for attendees to take away with them from the workshop
  • A wealth of knowledge presented in a way that is easy to understand and relevant to creatives

What to bring
  • If you have any examples of your own work that you have questions about bring it along

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Work-Shop

Vendor sincce 2014

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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