Intellectual Theft: Best Practices in Protecting Your Work and Brand

09 Feb 2018
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Chelan 2

Intellectual Theft: Best Practices in Protecting Your Work and Brand

Has this happened to you? You review a garden design with a potential client, later learning they copied your plan and their brother-in-law installed their garden. Or maybe you’ve been perusing a gardening blog or website and see your own photos (watermark removed) prominently displayed. What are your options for protecting your intellectual property? More importantly, how can you prevent this from happening in the first place? Attorney Mike Atkins, founder of Seattle law firm Atkins Intellectual Property and author of the Seattle Trademark Lawyer blog, will outline the best practices for designers and writers to protect their work from infringement, including protecting a brand name, copyright registrations and avoiding disputes.