The Museum of Ventura County & the Ventura County Bar Association Present Legal Issues for Artists: Protecting Your Works from the Moment of Creation and Beyond.

We invited artists of all media, at all stages of their career, to attend this informational panel, free, live via Zoom.

The panel offers professional advice on topics including copyright law, musicians’ rights, fair use issues (what an artist can use from works of others, as well as what an artist can prevent others from using from the artist’s own works), estate planning, nonfungible tokens, and more.

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Rebecca Makitalo Partner @ Cislo & Thomas LLP
Rebecca is experienced in all aspects of intellectual property law including copyrights, trademarks, and patents. She is experienced in both the transactional and trial side of intellectual property law. Learn more about Rebecca at

Brian Philpott Partner @ Ferguson, Case, Orr, Paterson LLP
Brian J. Philpott is a partner with the firm in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on patent prosecution and litigation, trademarks, copyrights, internet and domain name matters, and general international intellectual property issues. Learn more about Brian at

Corey Donaldson Partner @ Ferguson, Case, Orr, Paterson LLP
Corey is a partner in Ferguson Case Orr Paterson’s intellectual property group. He practices extensively in patent prosecution and procurement, as well as in design, trademark, and trade dress procurement and enforcement. Learn more about Corey at

Jaye Heybl Partner @ Ferguson, Case, Orr, Paterson LLP
Jaye Heybl’s experience focuses on patent and trademark matters and litigation, both in federal and state courts and in the Patent and Trademark Office. He has prosecuted patents in a variety of electronics and computer related matters, as well as mechanical matters. Learn more about Jaye at

Brian Fitzgerald Associate @ Ferguson, Case, Orr, Paterson LLP
Brian Fitzgerald is an associate in Ferguson Case Orr Paterson’s intellectual property group. He practices primarily in patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, IP licensing agreements and IP litigation, represent from individual inventors to large multinational corporations. Learn more about Brian at