Legal & Legit: Intellectual Property Issues for Creative Professionals

Our creative work has value. But with that value comes responsibility. Designers, photographers, writers, illustrators, and creative professionals of all stripes need to understand the legal framework in which we work, to protect our efforts and help our clients thrive.

Join AIGA Arizona and Intellectual Property specialist Tony Marino for a focused look at IP as it relates to modern creative work. Learn the distinctions between copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks, and discuss examples and scenarios that affect us and our clients.

Attendees will come away with new clarity on the legal terminology of creative work, as well as new best practices for working with creative teams, clients, and attorneys.

Light bites and beverages will be provided.

Paid parking around venue. Close to the Light Rail and bus stops.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Arizona, and places you on the master mailing list.

AIGA Arizona has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to its activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the AIGA Arizona president.

Speakers' presentations and viewpoints are their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of AIGA Arizona. We are not responsible for the content of every presentation; please be aware that adult language, visuals or topics may sometimes be included.

About the speaker

Anthony Marino is an associate in the firm's intellectual property practice group whose practice focuses on patents, trademarks, and copyrights. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs in a variety of technological disciplines.

Anythony is a registered patent attorney who routinely prepares, files, and prosecutes patent applications in the artificial intelligence, eCommerce, business method, biotechnology, agriculture, and medical device spaces. He has extensive experience filing and managing international and foreign patent applications. His practice also includes preparing trademark applications and policing issued trademarks.

Anthony is a frequent guest lecturer at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of law, where he speaks about various patent prosecution topics. He also coaches Arizona State University’s patent drafting team, which competes in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s annual National Patent Application Drafting Competition. And if you were at Phoenix Design Week 2022, you may remember Anthony's standing-room-only presentation on the topic of copyrights for creatives.

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When & Where
Thu, Jun 15, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM MST
Law offices of Snell & Wilmer
1 E. Washington St.
27th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004