Introduction to Intellectual Property
with Dave Ratner
Understanding the basics of intellectual property is foundational for artists of all kinds. Learn the basic concepts, including copyright and trademark, that comprise intellectual property. Learn your rights as a creator, how to protect your art from infringement, and how to make sure you aren’t infringing someone else’s creative work. Come with all your IP questions! This workshop will be led by Dave Ratner with the Creative Law Network, presented by Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA).
About Dave: It isn’t often that you run into a band manager turned lawyer. But that’s Dave Ratner. During his career in the music business as a tour manager, publicist, band manager and founder of his own management agency, Dave learned first-hand the important legal considerations and challenges creative professionals face. Dave channeled his passion for the creative arts into Creative Law Network, a law firm built specifically for creative professionals. As the principal of Creative Law Network he leads a team that is passionate about the arts, ensuring creative work is protected, and helping creatives leverage the law to maximize the value of their work.
Dave has been one of 5280's Top Lawyers for Entertainment Law since the magazine began publishing its list of top lawyers and been named both Client's Best and Barrister's Best Entertainment Lawyer by Law Week Colorado.