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WA State Tax Fundamentals – January 27th, 2016

With the new year coming, taxes are always just around the corner! Be ready and reduce your anxiety by attending our State Tax workshop! In this workshop, we’ll review Washington State business taxes including Business & Occupations (B&O), Sales, Use, Personal Property, and a few others that artists should be aware of. We’ll highlight filing methods and record-keeping tips, pointing you to other resources …

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WLA is hiring!

WLA is hiring for a new Administrative Director. The Administrative Director supports the mission of Washington Lawyers for the Arts by managing the daily office operations and assisting the Board as requested. The Administrative Director is the main point of contact for members, donors, volunteers, and clients. The Administrative Director works with the Chair of the Board and the Executive …

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Sign Here Please: Contract Law Basics for Artists & the Lawyers that Represent Them – December 15th, 2015

Contracts are a necessary part of any business transaction undertaken by artists.  In this workshop, Sign Here, Please: Contract Law Basics for Artists and the Lawyers that Represent Them, transactional and art lawyer, Alison Ivey, will walk you through the basics of contract law including an explanation of fundamental contract terms and an overview of key principals surrounding contract formation …

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Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Artists – December 14th, 2015

We’re pleased to present the Intellectual Property Fundamentals workshop with Jen Frankel Hurley. Whether you’re an artist, or attorney serving clients in creative professions, you will leave this 90-minute workshop with a better understanding of how to protect creative work.     Key points will include: the law as it relates to your work the differences between copyrights, trademarks and …

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WLA’s Robert C. Cumbow Brio Award to Mark Wittow

Mark H. Wittow to recieve WLA’s Annual Brio Award! Seattle, WA – Washington Lawyers for the Arts would like to announce Mark H. Wittow, from K&L Gates, as the award winner of 2015’s Robert C. Cumbow Brio Award for his volunteer services with WLA, as well as his dedication in helping artists with legal matters in intellectual property. Mark has …

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Art Law Institute – December 1, 2015

WLA’s Art Law Institute returns, our biggest and most popular education program. We invite both lawyers and artists the opportunity to participate in a full day legal education seminar involving training on topics of trademark, copyright and personality rights, ethics in representing artists and art institutes, and a panel discussion on film and law. Featuring talks and panel discussions by: …

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Member Appreciation Night – November 19th, 2015

 

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Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Artists – September 15th, 2015

We’re pleased to present the Intellectual Property Fundamentals workshop with attorney speakers Mike Meints, Jordan Rood and Lindsey Burt. Whether you’re an artist, or attorney serving clients in creative professions, you will leave this 90-minute workshop with a better understanding of how to protect creative work.   Key points will include: the law as it relates to your work the differences …

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Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law Fundamentals for Artists- August 25th, 2015

  Whether you are thinking about starting your first business or are a seasoned, serial entrepreneur, a thorough understanding of how to setup and structure your business will maximize the potential of your venture. In Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law Fundamentals for Artists, business attorneys Tolis Dimopoulos and Mike Meints will take you through a whirlwind seminar of legal issues …

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Trademark & Fair Use Webinar – June 24th, 2015

When it comes to trademarks, what is nominative fair use? What is classic fair use? If you have ever wondered how the world of trademark law intersects with the arts, come join us at WLA’s inaugural webinar! We will sit down with Chad Smith, from Ironmark Law, and discuss trademark fair use and its impact on artists and the arts community. This is …

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