"Legal Issues for Artists"
Founder of Greg Victoroff & Associates
Los Angeles, California.
Attorney GREG VICTOROFF
Since 1979, Attorney Greg Victoroff has handled intellectual property and business litigation matters, trials and appeals in state and federal courts, copyright, trademark, and intellectual property contracts and insurance issues in the film, fine art, written word, music industries, and many others. This presentation will cover important topics such as:
Copyrights: their creation and formalities including registration, derivative works, and fair use of copyrighted material.
Cover infringement and protection of digital assets.
California Lawyers for the Arts - how they can help you in your creative works.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room
More about this presenter: An expert in so many areas, Greg Victoroff has received numerous awards, including being named 2014, 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property by American Lawyer Media. Mr. Victoroff is the past President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers and a founding member of its Committee for the Arts.
Mr Victoroff frequently lectures on intellectual property law matters for Bar Associations, law schools, art and music schools across the country, some of which are the Art Institute of California – Hollywood, The University of The Arts, Honolulu Academy of Art Center, Claremont College, California.Institute of the Arts, Screen Actors Guild, The Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair and Art Expo New York.
As well as authoring a myriad of articles on copyright and entertainment law, he is the editor and co-author of “The Visual Artists Business and Legal Guide” (Prentice Hall 1995) and the “Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines” (GAG 2001-2010) and Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal. His entertainment law interviews have appeared in many publications such as USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Art and Business News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, People, Los Angeles Lawyer and Keyboard Player magazines.
Mr. Victoroff received a B.A. in Theatre and teaching credential from Beloit College in 1976 and received his J.D. degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1979. In 1978 he transferred from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law to the UCLA School of Law to study copyright and entertainment law with the late Melville Nimmer, and art law with Monroe Price.
Beyond his legal career, Mr. Victoroff is a musician and has backed artists such as Santana, Huey Lewis and the News, Bobby McFerrin, Journey, Jefferson Starship and Graham Nash, Ernie Watts and Barbie Benton. He currently performs with the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Orchestra and his own jazz ensemble.