Master Class | Copyright Training Series

The American Institute of Building Design partners with Louis K. Bonham, Of Counsel at Osha Liang, to present a series of lectures which focus on addressing copyright issues.

Mr. Bonham has extensive experience in advising architects, designers, builders, and developers in architectural copyright matters and in litigating architectural copyright cases.

He frequently speaks on copyright and intellectual property law to industry groups such as the National Association of Home Builders, the American Institute of Architects, and the American Institute of Building Design and the American Society of Media Photographers. He is a guest lecturer on architectural copyright law at the University of Texas School of Architecture, and has presented lectures on United States intellectual property litigation to industry and trade groups in Japan, Taiwan, and China.

Fundamentals of Copyright Law for the Building Designer

Tuesday, April 21, 2:00 to 3:15 pm EDT

Can You Protect Your Online Assets From Piracy?

Friday, April 24, 4:15 to 5:15 pm EDT

(A part of the D&B Spring Conference, on the Main Stage)

Hit ‘Em Harder: DMCA, Vicarious Liability, and Palmetto Builders Liability Claims by Building Designers

Tuesday, April 28, 2:00 to 3:15 pm EDT

April 21 – Learn the basics of copyright law, with particular emphasis on both the theory of the law and the practical implications for the building designer.

April 24 – It’s not just anonymous thieves that steal your work, learn a few essential words to include in your licensing agreements (when selling stock plans) that thwart your paying clients from becoming infringers, too.

This presentation is a part of the Design & Build Spring Conference, held virtually on 

April 28 – Except in the Eleventh Circuit, copyright law provides the creators of architectural works some very big sticks against those who misappropriate their work. This seminar addresses often overlooked remedies that go beyond the already potent weapons for damages, infringer profits, and injunctive relief.

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