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Copyright and Fair Use Issues: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $199.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $268.00


Gain a better understanding of legalities nonprofits face regarding copyright issues and risk of infringement for using copyrighted materials.

All companies-including nonprofits-are subject to copyright protections afforded to authors of expressive works.

Indeed, the law begs many questions that a nonprofit must regularly consider in its day-to-day activities: Do you own the rights in the materials created for you and your marketing materials (including your website)? Are you using materials of third parties? Do you need permissions to do so, or is such use 'fair use' under the copyright law?

This topic will explain the types of intellectual property you likely deal with as a nonprofit, specifically focusing on copyright issues to make sure the company owns the rights it intends to own and that it is using materials properly-including recognizing when permission is required to use third-party materials and the risks associated with use of such materials.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to define the differences between trademarks, copyrights, and patents and explain why the differences are relevant to your company.
  • You will be able to describe why ownership of expressive materials is not always clear.
  • You will be able to discuss how to go about making sure your company owns the necessary rights to use materials created for it by third party.
  • You will be able to explain why you may need permission to use materials created by third parties, and consider whether the risk associated with using such materials without permission is tolerable.

This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

Types of Intellectual Property

  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Patents


  • Ownership
  • Licensing
  • Protection

Fair Use

  • The Copyright Act
  • The Court Decisions
  • The Balancing Act
  • The Risks

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services)

  • CLE
  • CPE

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Nate Garhart, Cobalt Law, LLP

  • Partner in the office of Cobalt Law, LLP, Berkeley, CA
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of trademark, copyright, and advertising law, licensing, promotions and sweepstakes, social media and online matters, and web policies
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on trademark, copyright, and advertising topics
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of trademarks and copyrights
  • Member of the State Bars of California and New York
  • J.D. degree, Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
  • Can be contacted at 510- 841-9800 or

(Not available outside the US)