Design Victoria together with Commerce Ballarat and the Australian Graphic Design Association present the third seminar in the acclaimed law and design series with intellectual property lawyer Trevor Choy.

The Business Ready seminar series aims to improve the business and export capabilities of Victorian designers.

Seminar overview

Copyright is an important area for designers today. Clients are increasingly asking to own copyright, and this can affect designers in different ways – from your right to full fees if clients use your work in ways beyond what was originally agreed, to your ability to collect debts.

For this interactive seminar, intellectual property lawyer Trevor Choy has distilled the legal complexities down to 10 basic concepts, aimed at issues directly facing designers. Other intellectual property laws will also be briefly explained plus there is ample time for your questions to be answered.

The session will comprise:

  • a 45 minute presentation on copyright and other intellectual property laws
  • 45 minutes for questions and answers

Held as part of the Ballarat Innovation Festival.


Trevor Choy of Choy Lawyers

Trevor Choy has advised creatives for more than 10 years. He is a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Council on IP, which is responsible for changes to intellectual property laws.

Choy Lawyers was voted Best IP Law Firm at the Australian Law Awards 2005 and Trevor as a Leading Lawyer for Australian Intellectual Property in the Asialaw 2006 survey.

Who should attend?

This workshop will benefit designers from all disciplines who want to ensure that their designs can be protected.

Seminar details

Tuesday 13 May 2008
9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Registration: 9.15 am


The Alexandria on Lydiard
30 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria


The seminar will be followed by refreshments and networking opportunities.


























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