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Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Workshop for Creatives and Cultural Industries (CCI)
Online Webinar
October 16, 2023, 5-7pm Register here
This workshop will cover the following five different types of intellectual property (IP) rights: trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets and patents. From protecting your business name, logo or slogan to the information on your business website or secret internal information, to other ideas, artistic creations, inventions and innovations, IP rights are very important. This workshop is offered by Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

About the presenters:
Elizabeth Collinson has worked with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for more than 20 years in a variety of roles, including trademark examiner and business development officer. She has a passion for helping entrepreneurs understand the importance and value of intellectual property and believes strongly in providing service excellence to clients. Elizabeth is also an inactive Trademark Agent, listed on the Canadian Patent Agent and Trademark Agent (CPATA) register.

Caroline Lefebvre is Acting Manager, IP Awareness and Education Program, for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). She has been working with CIPO since 2007, initially as an IP Advisor, which allowed her to raise awareness, inform, and train various groups, such as entrepreneurs, inventors, professors and students on the importance of an adequate intellectual protection. She is a Political Sciences graduate from the University of Ottawa and has also worked in various sectors of the federal government. Her experience led her to promote, among other issues, Canadian expertise in sustainable development in emerging countries, foreign investments in Canada or the importance of the quality of web content. Throughout my career, she has developed a strong expertise in project and event management, as well as on building strategic partnerships, in marketing and in providing training.

Copyright for the creative – Understanding copyright and how it can work for you with Marcia Lea, Executive Director of CARCC (Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective)

November 6, 2023, 1-4pm – Whitehorse (Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre) Register here
November 8, 2023, 5:30-8:30pm – Dawson City (Klondike Institute of Art and Culture) Register here
This workshop will give members of the creative sector an understanding of their rights: Reproduction, Exhibition, Performance, and Moral Rights. Attendees will also learn about negotiating their own royalties or becoming a member of copyright collective that can represent their rights. The importance of the license or contract will be examined, including important clauses to include and others to avoid. The workshop will highlight clauses that need change in the Canadian Copyright Act and some important changes that could be coming and how they can affect arts professionals.

About the presenter: 
Marcia Lea is the Executive Director of Copyright Visual Arts (CARCC) and has been associated with Canadian Artists Representation since 1988. She is currently on the board of directors of Access Copyright, the reprography collective in Canada. As director of CARCC, she represents and licenses Canadian and international artists for reproduction and exhibition in Canada. She has a wide range of experience in visual arts having worked in artist-run centers, commercial galleries, and as executive director and curator of a public art gallery. Lea is a professional artist working primarily with paint and installation. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa, with an exhibition at Galerie Axe Neo-7 in Gatineau, Quebec. She has exhibited across Canada, the United States and Great Britain. Her artworks are included in collections such as the Bank of Canada, Toronto Stock Exchange, City of Ottawa, Omex Middleware of Zurich.