CDJ Show 2015 Seminar - Intellectual Property Law Overview

Presenter:Paul Sanderson
Title:Intellectual Property Law Overview
Organization:Sanderson Entertainment Law
From:Toronto, ON

What is intellectual property? Why is it so relevant in today's entertainment industry? How do you acquire intellectual property rights?

What is the difference between copyright, trademarks and patents and industrial designs? How long do these rights last? Do you have to register your rights? This seminar will shed light on these and other questions. Spend an hour with Paul Sanderson, the author of “Musicians and the law Canada to be enlightened regarding intellectual property rights.

Since being called to the Ontario bar in 1983, Paul has been in private practice and has practiced entertainment and arts law exclusively. He is currently a sole practitioner in the firm Sanderson Entertainment Law which is located in the upper beaches district in Toronto. For more information visit the firm website at

Paul is the author of the legal texts “Musicians and the Law in Canada” (Carswell Legal Publication), now in its fourth edition, Music Law Handbook for Canada (Seraphim Editions) and Artists' Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists (CARFAC Ontario) now in its 2nd edition.

Paul is co-founder of ALAS (Artist Legal Advice Services), Canada’s first summary advice legal service which offers free legal advice for artists of all disciplines.

He is an instructor at Metalworks Institute of Sound and Music Production and in this position he provides education on such areas as Entertainment Agreements, Contractual and Legal Aspects of Live Show Production, and Intellectual Property.

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