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Let’s Talk About Butts: A Conversation on Copying

  • Design Week Portland, Pearl West conference room 1455 Northwest Irving Street Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Cost: FREE

OVLA and Design Week Portland present  a panel discussion with artist and illustrator Sabrina Elliott about different types of copying and infringement, including fan art, memes, and outright stealing. Sabrina will share stories about her experiences with being copied and how she approached it, and our panelist attorneys Susan Ford and Jia Feng will talk about options and tools that you can use to help you in these situations. We’ll also show some great art in the process.

Light lunch provided.

Panelist: Sabrina Elliott

Sabrina Elliott is an illustrator and artist whose work has been featured in galleries around the US, as well as internationally, and has graced the covers of publications like the Portland Mercury and The Stranger. Originally hailing from California, she now resides in the misty forests of Portland, OR. She graduated from School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Illustration.

Panelist: Susan Ford

Susan is an experienced intellectual property and business litigator at Res Nova Law, with 20 years of experience working with creative individuals and businesses of all sizes to resolve intellectual property disputes and avoid future litigation.

Panelist: Jia Feng 

Jia is an intellectual property and business attorney at Res Nova Law with a science background. Her practice focuses on business transactions and litigation relating to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

Moderator: Bryan Wasetis

Bryan Wasetis is an attorney at Aspect Law Group and works specifically with the creative community. He is also on the board of directors for Design Week Portland and Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

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