PDX Women Chefs & Restaurateurs

January Workshop: Intellectual Property in the Food Industry by triciab
January 19, 2010, 7:09 pm
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Have you ever wondered if you borrowed or reprinted a recipe that you would be stealing? Do you publish recipes on a blog or give them to friends? Have you found a menu item at another restaurant or posted online that looked like an original you created?

The upcoming meeting this Sunday is a workshop focused on intellectual property in the food industry. We’ll learn about the basics, when to use non-compete agreements, the pros and cons of giving away your intellectual property and how to go about effectively publishing recipes in print or on the web.

Many of you emailed to say that you are excited about this topic, and it’s shaping up to be a lively discussion!

Not sure you need the workshop?

If you know all there is to know about intellectual property and how it relates to the food world, then come for the networking. The meetings are a great place to meet others interested in food – we’ve had attendees in the past who are writers, PR consultants, architects, and photographers.

It’s a potluck

The format will be a potluck – we’ll eat at the beginning while networking and then listen to a few speakers with a discussion at the end. Please bring a dish for about 6-8 people.

Details and RSVP

  • Date: Sunday, January 24th
  • Time: 5-7PM
  • Location: 2746 SE 37th Avenue (Clinton neighborhood)
  • RSVP by commenting on this post below.

Hope to see you all there!


13 Comments so far
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i’ll be there

Comment by Sarah Hart

It is unfortunate that I can’t make this gathering, since I know what a good cook Catherine is, but could you add me to the email list so that I can make future gatherings, please? Thanks!

Comment by Michele Knaus

I’m really sorry I won’t be able to attend this workshop, but I wanted to add my 2 cents to the discussion.
As a cooking instructor who uses a lot of recipes that are the intellectual property of other cooks, I believe that if you borrow a recipe you must give credit to the cookbook author who originally wrote it. An exception might be made for truly “traditional” recipes, but even in those cases I acknowledge the writers whose versions of those recipes I use. I feel that giving credit where it’s due is especially important when you’re providing printed recipes in a class. And pretending that someone else’s recipe is yours is simply immoral. That said, cooks frequently make significant changes to the recipes they borrow, which especially in the case of traditional recipes means that a recipe you’ve adapted can arguably become your own creation.

Comment by Amelia Hard

I’ll be there

Comment by Marcia hara

I will be there! Looking forward this is a great topic.

Comment by Michelle Girard

Should be a lively discussion, see you there!

Comment by Kris Pennella

Hi – I am an intellectual property lawyer, planning to attend this Sunday and chat with everyone. If you have particular areas you want to discuss, I hope you will post or e-mail them. Looking forward to it!

Comment by Anne Glazer

See you there!

Comment by Kelly Myers

I’ll be there!

Comment by Michelle DeChesser

Looking forward to it and am curious if “concepts” can be protected.

Comment by Peggy Alter

Looking forward to it!

Comment by Nancy Ettinger

See you there!

Comment by Stephanie Burrack

bummer. wish I were invited.
sounds like a great discussion,
but I guess I’ve got most of that stuff covered.

maybe the next one?

Comment by mo

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