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Leaving Your Legacy: Estate Planning for Creatives

Death isn’t the end of the road for copyright. The term of copyright endures, in most cases, for 70 years after the creator’s death. Creatives must understand probate and trust laws to adequately protect and maximize the value of their creative works after death. This includes understanding the transfer termination right that allows creators to reclaim control of transferred rights and the role of IP fiduciaries. This workshop answers these and related estate planning questions affecting artists

Learning Objectives

  1. To provide attendees with essential information about their intellectual property rights after death.
  2. To explain what the copyright transfer termination right is and how it impacts post-mortem copyrights.
  3. To detail why attendee should create an estate plan that includes a will & trust and appoints an intellectual property trustee to manage those rights.



Tonya Evans, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law

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