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SHOP: Intellectual property – The Art of knowing your rights

May 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



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WORKSHOP: Intellectual property – The Art of knowing your rights
Becoming aware of the rights behind your work and creations

Date: Wednesday 1st of May
Time: 09-12h
Location: Auditorium @ The Student Hotel Maastricht, Sphinxcour 9a
Language: EN
Fee: €10,- including drinks

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind. It encompasses several types of rights, such as copyright, trademarks, patents and designs. Just like any other property right, intellectual property rights allow their owners to benefit and get income from creations such as paintings, sculptures, fashion items, logos, games, software, photos, and many more.

Despite its relevance for artists and designers, IP is not yet part of the educational curriculum of art academies. This workshop addresses this gap, since it is important to know your IP rights as soon as your career starts to develop, whether you are a student or a professional.

What you will learn during this interactive workshop:

1) General considerations on protection and exploitation of creations:

  • What type of IP rights are there and what do they protect?
  • How do you protect your creations before entering the market and to make sure they are not copied?
    How do you generate income from marketing the creation through, for instance, licensing?

2) How to acquire the rights:

  • How do you register a trademark of a design?
  • What type of trademark should you have? The rules of thumb when creating a trademark.

3) After acquisition: know your rights:

  • What are your rights when receiving a commission, or selling an artwork or a product?

4) Infringement of rights:

  • Spotting infringement
  • What to do when your rights are infringed?

How will you learn:  

Through a mixture of a presentation, Q&A and interactive workshop with Ana Ramalho, the founder and Director of the Indie Art Legal Clinic. You will also learn by sharing your experiences and knowledge of the market with the other participants. Your are encouraged to bring an object or work you have created and you would like to know more regarding IP protection and exploitation.

Who should attend:

If you are a creative professional or recent graduate who wants to gain more information about your professional rights and how to acquire and protect these rights, this workshop is a must for you.

Artists & designers who want to know their rights when it comes to receiving a commission or selling an artwork or product and who want to be aware of how to register a trademark. In conclusion, this masterclass is for any creative who is professionally interested in knowing their intellectual property rights.

The workshop has been created in order to give you the basic knowledge that professional must have on intellectual property for artists and designers to develop their professional career further.  

Please keep in mind spaces are limited for this workshop! You can bring an object or work you have created, about which you would like to know more regarding IP protection and exploitation.

Join us, get your spot and master IP for your future career! 



8:30 – 9:00


Coffee & Tea

9:00 – 11:00

Ana Ramalho

Intellectual property for Artists and Designers

11.00 – 12:00

Q&A and interactive workshop




This masterclass is supported by The Student Hotel Maastricht


May 1, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Artist and the Others


The Social Hub
Sphinxcour 9A
Maastricht, Limburg 6211 XZ Netherlands
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