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How not to get ripped off in the creative industries

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm followed by drinks/networking until 8.45pm
Admission free.
As places are limited please register online to reserve your place: http://www.own-it.org/events/

Being copied and someone else ripping off your creative ideas is a major concern once you start to sell, publicise and promote your creative work. You need to protect your ideas and make sure you know what to do if someone does actually copy or makes money from work that is rightfully yours.

This seminar will offer a basic guide to the law, covering the steps any creative professional should take in order to stop somebody else stealing or otherwise using your work without your permission (including copyright, patenting, trade marks, licensing and design rights.)
There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

‘Good coverage of a wide field of IP law. Not all of it was relevant to my area of interest but it explained similar and related aspects, which may affect me, and explained them clearly and simply. …’ Delegate in February 08

The event is organised by Own-it in conjunction with Innovation Central and supported by Creativematch.


Tom Cowling, Swan Turton
Tom Cowling is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Advertising & Marketing Groups advising a broad range of corporate and individual clients.

He specialises in intellectual property and commercial litigation but has particular expertise in contractual and copyright disputes, defamation and non-contentious trade mark and internet matters. Tom has been involved in numerous trials and appearances in the High Court and is experienced in the use of mediation as a means of resolving commercial disputes.

Tom started his career as an investment banker in the City and in Paris before training as a solicitor and qualifying with a leading West End media and entertainment practice.
He joined Swan Turton from the Indonesian office of a global intellectual property consultancy where, amongst other clients, he managed the Motion Picture Association’s Indonesian anti-copyright piracy programme.

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Date and Time:

21 May 2008 at 6:00 pm


2 hours



Central Saint Martins
Southampton Row
020 7514 7015
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