Artists Discuss Intellectual Property at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
Artists and creative practitioners met at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) Monday, 17 July 2017 to discuss Intellectual Property (IP) with Trade Mark Examiner, Candace Westby from the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO). The event was held as part of the National Gallery’s, The Business of Art initiative, which began with a symposium in May 2017 and has now evolved into an ongoing programme of discussions and presentations for artists and creative practitioners to explore how to build a sustainable business around their talent.
CIIPO Tade Mark Examiner, Candace Westby provided information on various aspects of IP, from trade marks and design rights to copyright protection and infringement. The workshop helped participants understand how to use intellectual property to protect their creative practice. NGCI Public Engagement Manager, Kaitlyn Elphinstone comments, “The presentation illustrated the way in which the modernized IP law now offers the expected and necessary level of protection and security to artists, ensuring that their works will be safeguarded. The event certainly increased the confidence of our artists and we look forward to hosting more events as part of The Business of Art initiative.”
For more information on IP in Cayman, visit www.ciipo.gov.ky.