Monday 6 June 2022, 5 - 7pm

Location: School of Digital Arts (SODA) Manchester Metropolitan University, 12 Higher Chatham St, Manchester M15 6BR

Event Type: In-person and Virtual

Price: Free


Knowing what your creative work is worth and how to protect it is crucial for freelancers and small businesses in navigating the digital landscape. In this event, experts will take you through aspects of protection for intellectual property (such as copyright and branding) and introduce you to additional approaches for creating equity (such as open licensing and collaborative arrangements). Discussion on the most pressing considerations for IP at the intersection of creativity and technology will follow, along with networking and drinks.

This event features Anjali Vats (Associate Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh), Marsha Courneya (Senior Research Assistant at SODA and Open Licensing specialist), Graeme Murray (UK Trademark Attorney), and Simon Portman (UK Commercial Contract Lawyer specialising in Tech companies).


5.00pm: Registration

5.15pm: Welcome and panel introductions

5.20pm: Speaker presentations/panel discussion

6.20pm: Q&A

6.40pm: Networking

7.00pm: Close of event