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Film and Intellectual Property

  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Intellectual property plays an important role in the filmmaking process.  Ensuring all layers of the process are legally protected, licensed and accounted for is collaborative and complex.  Please join California Lawyers for the Arts and Lisa A. Cervantes of IP Legal Studio LLC for a discussion on intellectual property as it relates to the film and television industry. 

Ms. Cervantes will cover the topics below and you may submit a question in advance within your registration on the subjects below.

- Intellectual property issues in trademark, copyright, fair use, licensing, and options. 

- Actor, director, producer, finder and personal appearance / participation agreement(s).

- What terms to include in work for hire clauses/contracts and copyright registrations.

-"options" "deliverables" and "chain of title."

-"fair use" and what's in the "public domain."

- Production agreements (basic portfolio).

About our Speaker: 

Lisa A. Cervantes is the founder and owner  of IP Legal Studio, LLC, a private  entertainment law practice in business for  over 21 years. Throughout her career, Lisa has specialized in film, TV and music, clearing and resolving various copyright and trademark disputes. She has  negotiated thousands of licenses and  entertainment related agreements on  behalf of artists, producers and directors. Registered and certified in practice before  the United States Patent & Trademark  Office (USPTO) and WIPO (Madrid  System), she works with entities of all sizes  to protect, license, assert and defend rights  in intellectual property, including  trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Lisa regularly lectures on copyright,  trademark and entertainment law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL), and has presented at Cal Western School of  Law, University of San Diego School of Law,  National University in Los Angeles, and  University of Turin, Italy. 



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The information provided on this website is not legal advice. You should consult with an attorney for individual advice regarding your legal matters.

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