Winter Craft Racket – All about IP law!


The FREE winter Craft Racket this month is all about IP law! Got a question or a topic you’d like our expert to cover during the discussion? Post it here, or email it to

Guest Speaker: David Adler, Esq. – principal attorney, Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC

Learn the basic differences between copyrights, trademarks and design patents. What do they protect, what don’t they protect, and how does an individual or business obtain them? What can we do, as small businesses, if someone steals a design and replicates it? What sorts of motifs and logos can or cannot be used on handcrafted items for sale? When should crafters create contracts, and what sorts of agreements should an attorney review?

If you’re curious about any of the above questions, or have other legal questions, c’mon over to the Racket! If you’ve got a particularly burning question, please send it to by Wednesday, January 15 We’ll try to answer as many questions as we can during the racket, and attendee questions sent ahead of time will take priority.

CRAFT RACKET – Fall, 2013
Tuesday, January 21
6pm – 9pm
Blue Buddha Boutique
1127 W Granville, Chicago, IL (just west of the Granville stop on the Red Line)
Cost: FREE!
Please RSVP by emailing or calling Blue Buddha at 773.478.3767

Keep on crafting!
The Chicago Craft Mafia

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