Protect your writings: Scottsdale events cover creative work

Join Maria Crimi Speth, intellectual property attorney and author of “Protect Your Writings” for two informative presentations about the laws that affect writers and their creative work in Scottsdale.

Attendees will learn about the laws relating to writing books, articles, blogs and how to avoid making common, costly legal mistakes.

The Desert Dreams Writers Conference is to be 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale. Followed by the Write On Workshop hosted by the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library.

Ms. Speth practices in the areas of intellectual property, internet law, and commercial litigation, representing clients throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on assisting businesses in protecting their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, information technology, and other intellectual property through preventative measures to avoid disputes and through litigation when disputes arise, according to a press release.

She has been practicing law for 28 years and has handled cases in state and federal courts around the country. Ms. Speth is the author of “Protect Your Writings: A Legal Guide for Authors” and “Apple v. Samsung, The Balance Between Patent Rights and the Free Market.”

She has numerous published articles and dozens of published court cases, the release stated.

For more information on the Desert Dreams Writers Conference visit For more information about the Write On Workshop, visit

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