Have you ever been scared that someone will steal your work? Or that someone else will accuse you of stealing theirs? Or are you just curious what legal rights you really have as you design and sell products and build your business?

In this Zoom session, British Columbia–based lawyer Czarina Pacaide of Anahaw Law will walk you through the differences between copyright, trademarks and patents, and answer your legal questions about how to use them to protect your business. The session will cover:

  • When and how to use copyrights, trademarks and patents in your handmade business and why you might want to.
  • How to stay on the right side of the law when you’re “borrowing inspiration” from others.
  • Things you can do if someone copies your work or (eek!) accuses you of copying theirs.
  • Key steps to take toward getting your legal affairs in order so your work and your business is protected both in Canada and beyond our borders.

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions!

Legal disclaimer (because of course): This is purely an informational session and in no way should be taken as personalized legal advice. Neither Workshop Magazine, Czarina Pacaide, nor Anahaw Law can be held liable for any actions that you may take based on information provided in the session. We recommend speaking with your own lawyer about your unique situation.

Event date: Saturday, February 25, 2023

Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am PT/12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET (Can't make this time? Registered attendees and paid members will also get access to a video recording.)

Location: Virtual; registered attendees will receive a Zoom link to join.

Admission: $15; free for paid members

About the speaker

Czarina Pacaide is a business lawyer for creative professionals and entrepreneurs who are tired of putting their projects on hold. Through her video tutorials, resources and strategic legal services, she's here to help you deal with the legal stuff — while making it feel like a cruisy adventure. Her work as a lawyer is informed by more than 15 years of experience developing non-profits and businesses that are changing the world for the better. Since founding Anahaw Law in 2018, more than 2,000 business owners (and would-be business owners) have benefited from her actionable insights. When she's not orchestrating the legal backstage of her clients' businesses, you can find her breaking her PRs in the gym, cooking up Asian fusion with her husband or riding another K-drama emotional roller coaster.