LIVE ZOOM: Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights

Tuesday, April 25, 2023: 12:15 – 2:00 p.m.


As a business owner, artist, or creator, you try to do things that set you apart from the competition. Usually, you do not want the competition to know your important business information, and you don’t want them to profit from your creative expressions and original works. In this class, learn how to protect the information and work that gives your business an edge.

Class covers:

  • Copyright: what is protected, and how to make sure no one profits from your original works and expressions
  • Free for the taking: what you can take from others, what others can take from you
  • Clearance required: what you do need permission to use
  • Pitching, idea theft, and implied-in-fact-contracts

Participants are encouraged to join the Zoom session using video as this class may involve sharing of visual information and writings, participation via the chat function, and the opportunity to interact with others. Virtual networking reception to follow class.

Presented by John L. Geiger ( 

John L. Geiger is an intellectual property attorney in Los Angeles with over thirty years of litigation and transactional experience.  He has represented a broad variety of entertainment professionals, including screenwriters, producers, directors, and actors, as well as music recording and headline international concert tour artists.  Mr. Geiger is co-author of Creativity and Copyright: Legal Essentials for Screenwriters and Creative Artists (UC Press, 2019).  Currently, as a Principal Deputy County Counsel for the County of Los Angeles, he advises public agencies on complex information technology and intellectual property matters.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service.  The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons.  For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

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