Steeles Law commercial and employment teams have regularly hosted seminars to MA students at the Norwich University of the Arts. This year, due to the continued pandemic restrictions, in-person seminars gave way to an interactive online session. However, rather than being a learning hindrance, the sessions were attended by over 50 students and created lively discussion points around real-life case studies.
Intellectual Property continues to dominate the advice given to creatives by covering copyright, design rights, patents, trademarks, and the law of confidentiality. Using real-life case studies and examples, it aims to highlight the intellectual property challenges for creative entrepreneurs, with steps you can take to identify and reduce risk. It is never too early to get your legal affairs in order, to protect your assets and future growth.
‘Jonothan brought IP to life for our MA students with excellent IP dispute case studies relevant to a variety of disciplines. He answered all of their specific creative IP question and worries, helping them to feel more prepared when creating and sharing their work with the world.’ Lucy Robertson.
Understanding contracts can be a legal minefield, these are often easy to produce and have no legal standing, which could easily result in you agreeing to terms that are vastly unfair or unbalanced. During his presentation, James used real life case studies to highlight the basic principles of contracts, how they are formed, how to draft your terms and conditions, how to understand the importance of contracts when being commissioned to produce work and the know-how to spot a ‘bad’ job offer.
‘James Conley from Steeles Law presented an insightful presentation about contract law. James paced the presentation well and provided clear material so support his delivery. Helpfully, James also disseminated a case study that was sympathetic to the audience. There was a very useful Q & A at the end of the session and James responded with helpful answers that were relevant.’ Desmond Brett, NUA.
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