Staying Legal: A Guide to Copyright and Trademark Use

  • 52m
  • Francine Ward
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2007

Staying Legal is the legal guide for learning officers, authors, human resource professionals, business owners, and business professionals concerned with how copyright and trademark laws affect their work.

About the Author

Francine Ward, internationally known speaker and personal coach, is an equally respected attorney and expert on copyright and trademark law. A 1989 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Ward is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section, the National Speakers Association, the American Society for Training & Development, and the International Coach Federation. She also finds time to participate in a number of community service activities, such as Rotary International, Marin Services for Women, volunteering to speak at local schools, Marin County Women’s Jail, Covenant House, Marin Abused Women Services, and Timothy Murphy School for Boys.

She’s the author of Esteemable Acts: 10 Actions for Building Real Self-Esteem and 52 Weeks of Esteemable Acts: A Guide to Right Living. She’s been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Black Enterprise, and Heart & Soul Magazine. She’s also appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show, Good Day New York, and Good Day Atlanta. PBS will profile her life and work in a show scheduled for January 2007.

In this Book

  • Staying Legal—A Guide to Copyright and Trademark Use
  • Preface
  • What Is a Copyright?
  • What Are the Rights of a Copyright Owner?
  • Who Owns a Copyright?
  • How Long Does a Copyright Last?
  • How to Protect Your Copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Fair Use and Public Domain
  • What Is a Trademark?
  • How to Select a Protectable Trademark
  • How to Protect Your Trademark
  • How to Register Your Trademark
  • Afterword
  • Resources
  • Sample Forms, Contracts, and Letters