January 26, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Topic: Legal Issues
Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation
Location: Online Classes/Webinars
There comes a point in every artist’s career where there is a paradigm shift in focus. You’ve put in the work to hone your craft, develop your voice, and get your ideas out into the world. As your success increases, your art grows into a brand and your practice into a business. Then, suddenly, you have to focus on the protection of your work as much as its promotion.
With the increasing dependence on social media to market your work, new considerations must be addressed. Whatever medium you use, intellectual property can be a powerful tool in protecting your brand. This workshop will go over some basic strategies to implement so you can protect your work in the new digital world.
Anibal Luque grew up in Paterson, NJ and graduated from New York Law School. After some experience in the music industry, Anibal launched his own practice, Luque PLLC, to provide high-quality legal advice and practical counsel to creatives and entrepreneurs across the globe. Heavily involved in the technology, art, and media sectors, Anibal's client roster represents the new face of social enterprise. As a young enthusiastic entrepreneur himself, Anibal strives to help like-minded people become successful by sharing his own experiences along with the right legal planning.
As part of his work, Anibal provides strategic business and legal counseling to creatives and entrepreneurs. His experience is primarily in advising on entity formation, protecting and enforcing copyrights and trademarks, drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts including recording, publishing, licensing, independent contractor, sponsorship, tour, festival, merchandising, product endorsement, production, and distribution agreements, with a focus on international issues.
He is also Co-Founder & Vice-President of the board of POWRPLNT, a non-profit digital arts collaboratory based in Brooklyn. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States.