Intellectual Property Panel


Date: May 19, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
Location: R&D, 691 Auahi Street
Free, no RSVP

Virtually all creators, as well as arts and cultural organizations, are faced today with licensing opportunities both as the owner (licensor) and potential licensee of intellectual property. Understanding licensing has never been more important, and various issues arising out of contractual licensing arrangements will be addressed from the perspective of both parties. This R&D program will focus on intellectual property (IP) law, with a primer on some of the more pressing legal concerns for artists and creatives today, such as the distinction between ideas and expression, the use of appropriated images and text, as well as fair use.


Sharon Webb, esq., Honolulu arts and IP attorney

Mark Bernstein, esq., Honolulu arts and IP attorney

Robert Saarnio, Director of Development, UH Foundation

Ola Rapozo, Designer and Owner, Fitted Hawaii

David Deluca, Executive Director, Bess Press