Intellectual Property in the Entertainment and Media Industries

Intellectual Property in the Entertainment and Media Industries 

In the world of entertainment and media, content and branding are kings. In order to protect your content and your brand, it’s important to understand intellectual property, specifically copyright and trademark. This workshop will explore an overview of copyright and trademark and the roles they play in the entertainment and media industries.

Topics will include:

– What is protected under copyright law and what is not?
– How is copyright protection obtained?
– What rights are granted under copyright?
– Infringement & Fair Use
– Work made for hire
– Obtaining Trademark rights


Eldonie Mason is an entertainment and business attorney with Mason Firm, LLC and an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association handling entertainment disputes. She graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and is licensed to practice in NY, NJ and FL. Mason’s practice areas include fashion law; intellectual property-copyright & trademarks; entertainment law including music, film, TV and other areas and has represented an array of clients including small businesses, artists, DJs, fashion designers, actors, costume designers, photographers, painters, film and music producers, directors and promoters. She has also written articles and taught seminars about IP issues.

Special Thanks to
William Fischer and Fortis Lux Financial (an office of MassMutual)


December 1 @ 6:30pm
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm (2h)

Fortis Lux Financial
(an office of MassMutual)
277 Park Avenue, 44th Fl.
(between 47th and 48th Streets)

NYWIFT Member Only Event
Free Admission

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.