Copyright and Trademark protection for Writers

Copyright and Trademark protection for Writers
Pamela Osborne, Esq.
Synopsis of workshop

This workshop will give an overview of the field of “intellectual property law” with emphasis in copyright and trademark protection under the law. This will cover copyright law including the definition, how are they created, who owns them, how can they be transferred, how long do they last and what happens if someone uses another’s copyrighted property. Trademark law will define what are trademarks and service marks, how can they be protected, and when are they not protected, who owns them, how is ownership determined, how does a mark receive federal registration, how to find out if a proposed mark is already in use by other businesses, when is notice to the public necessary, and what to do if someone is using your mark.

Attorney Pamela Osborne’s Bio

Pamela Osborne practices in the area of municipal law, with extensive experience in legislative and labor relations matters. She is a publisher and founder of Pavers Publishing. She has authored several books and advises clients on intellectual property law, writing and publishing. She currently serves as editor of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan’s Heart of Justice newsletter and vice president of the State Bar of Michigan’s Arts, Communications, Entertainment, and Sports Section. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section. She has been a speaker for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education regarding making movies in Michigan and was an adjunct professor in Wayne County Community College District’s Paralegal Program. She has designed and taught numerous conflict resolution seminars