19 April

Law of the Written Word

Law of the Written Word

Presented by: Robyn Ayres & special guests

Venue: Writers Victoria, Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne

When: Monday 23 April 2012, 6:30pm-8:00pm


Join Arts Law Centre of Australia Executive Director, Robyn Ayres, and guest practitioners Barrister James Samargis and Dr Mark Williams as they discuss a broad range of topical Arts Law issues affecting writers.

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is the national community legal centre for the arts. Arts Law provides legal advice and information on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters including contracts, copyright, business structures, defamation, insurance, employment and taxation to artists and arts organisations across all art forms.

James Samargis specialises in Intellectual Property Law and works in all areas of IP. James provides validity and infringement advice for patent, trademark, design and copyright rights as well as advice on unfair advertising and misleading and deceptive conduct in trade under Part V of the Trade Practices Act (Cth) and under State Fair Trading Acts. He serves on the IP&IT committee of the Commercial Law Section of the Law Institute and is a director of Craft Victoria, the peak State body for designer-makers.

Mark Williams has nearly thirty years experience in the law of technology and arts. He is a practising lawyer to the arts, commercial and scientific community and the entertainment, information, research and development industries, and has been at the forefront of convergence issues including Federal and High Court cases on copyright infringement and the protection of confidential information.



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