Join BAIPA on October 8
When BAIPA Member and Attorney Kelley Way
Talks About Dealing with Legal Issues
Morning Speaker Presentation: 11am to 12:15pm
How to Avoid a Lawsuit: Tips and Tricks to Reduce the Risk of Being Sued
While it’s impossible to eliminate the risk of a lawsuit, it is possible to make the odds of being sued less likely. This presentation looks at the most frequently encountered types of lawsuits encountered by authors and publishers in five areas of law – copyright, trademark, right of privacy and publicity, defamation, and contracts – and what you can do to minimize the risk of encountering any of them personally.
Afternoon Workshop: 1-3pm
You’ve Been Sued; Now What? What to Do When They’ve Come For You
Sometimes, even when you’ve done everything right, you still find yourself on the receiving end of a lawsuit. This presentation covers how to respond to a cease and desist letter, how to respond to a lawsuit, and what the most common defenses are in five areas of law – copyright, trademark, right of privacy and publicity, defamation, and contracts. The presentation will also include an overview of recent cases that will have an impact on publishers and authors.
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Kelley Way was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. She graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in English, followed by a Juris Doctorate. Kelley is a member of the California Bar, and an aspiring writer of young adult fantasy novels. She can be contacted at [email protected]