Rachel Brenke is the head attorney and photographer behind TheLawTog – the legal resource for photographers.
As an MBA, business consultant, and multi-state licensed attorney, she knows the ins and outs of what goes into running a photography business AND how to legally protect yourself. Not only does Brenke have real world photography entrepreneurship experience, but she combines this with her intellectual property law and business knowledge to provide a one-stop resource to help protect your photography business.
Her resource is currently helping creative industry professionals all over the world initiate, strategize and implement strategic business and marketing plans through various mediums of consulting resources and legal direction.
With hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, TheLawTog.com has become the go-to legal resource in the industry. Pair this with the international stages that have held TheLawTog’s teachings, you’re sure to learn a lot from Brenke. Brenke’s experience and teachings have been featured on CreativeLIVE, WPPI, Professional Photographers of America, Business Insider, TedX, International Business Times, and more.
As a mother of five, Army Veteran spouse and Team USA Athlete – she understands that life is busy, and we don’t have time to mess around.
listen in as we discuss everything from starting a photography business to how to protect your images.
1:44 Welcome Rachel
3:05 Rachel Brenke’s background
13:38 What to know if you’re getting into photography to make money
15:55 The LawTog Checklist
19:15 One major item you need after you register your business
24:07 Don’t fall under the mind set of “It’ll never happen to me”
27:40 Copyright Infringement
30:25 Unregistered photographs
33:51 Major Corporations Rachel has gone against for infringement
36:43 The steps when infringement happens to you
40:52 When to register your copyright on an image
See more: http://www.thelawtog.com/
Disclaimer: I am a lawyer but I’m not your lawyer! View my entire disclaimer here
The Legal Roadmap from The LawTog: Photographer’s Legal Roadmap
Copyright Registration: https://copyright.gov/
Copyright Infringement Letters from The LawTog:
Dubsado (CRM): dubsado.com/?c=karahanescredit
Rachel’s Law Firm: eden-law.com