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Our Next FROLIC Is May 24th With Kirkland Arts Center

Mark Your Calendars!  Join Washington Lawyers for the Arts  and Kirkland Arts Center on May 24th, 2017 for the next WLA FROLIC! WLA invites you to visit the 2017 KAC Artists Exhibition housed in the historic KAC, sip sparking wine, and learn about the KAC and WLA. You will also have the opportunity to meet KAC students and make your own souvenir to take home! This is …

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Work-Made-For-Hire Agreements: What They Are, When You Need Them, and Why | Tuesday, May 23rd

From video games, to Broadway shows, to commercial websites, creative projects often involve multiple people working together. This presentation will discuss an essential tool for collaborative projects: the work-made-for-hire agreement. The presentation will address: – Who owns rights in the absence of a work-made-for-hire agreements – Who benefits from work-made-for-hire agreements – What attributes are necessary for a work-made-for-hire agreement …

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Trademark Law: Protecting Artist Brands – Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

If you have ever wondered how the world of trademark law intersects with the arts, come join us at WLA’s March workshop! We will sit down with Greg Wrenn, from Paradigm Counsel, and discuss trademark and its impact on artists and the arts community. This is a great opportunity to get valuable information on trademark and how it impacts you or your clients …

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Federal Taxes with Neil Sussman-Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Depreciation, capital gains, deductions, W-2s, 1099s! Having trouble keeping track of it all? Neil Sussman’s popular tax workshop is back to guide artists and their attorneys through yet another season of gains, losses, formulas and forms. Learn all the basics you need, plus special tips and what’s new for your 2016 tax return. Designed specifically to address the arts and …

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An Evening with MadArt-Thursday, January 26, 2017

WLA & MADART WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Join us, Bring friends, Celebrate Art, Sip sparkling wine & savor chocolate, Meet the artists, Tour the exhibition: We Are a Crowd of Others  at MadArt 325 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm RSVP to director@thewla.org by January 20, 2017 Evening organized by

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WA State Tax Fundamentals-Monday, January 23, 2017

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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WLA40: THANK YOU!

On October 6th, 2016, we welcomed over 100 supporters, colleagues, volunteers and friends to the Columbia Tower Club to help us ring in our 40th year! We want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting one of the only non-profit organizations in Washington dedicated to bridging the gap between the Washington arts and legal communities. Thank you for your support, enthusiasm …

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ART LAW INSTITUTE- Monday, December 5, 2016

We invite both lawyers and artists the opportunity to participate in a full day legal education semi-nar. Art Law Institute includes 4.5 CLE credits, and 1 CLE credit in ethics. Please arrive at 15 minutes prior to event. For directions please visit www.perkinscoie.com. Copyright | Trademark | Fair Use | Ethics | Publicity Rights $300 attorneys / $50 artists & …

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IP FUNDAMENTALS FOR ARTISTS – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

We’re pleased to present the Intellectual Property Fundamentals workshop with attorneys Aaron Hendelman and Mark S. Warnick. Whether you’re an artist or an attorney serving clients in creative professions, you’ll leave this 90-minute workshop with a better understanding of IP law and how to protect creative works.  Key points will include: Basics of trademark, copyright and domain law Important issues …

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YOU’RE INVITED: WLA Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

  This year, we are proud to celebrate 40 years of fulfilling our mission! As the only non-profit organization in Washington dedicated to bridging the gap between the Washington arts and legal communities, the WLA provides tools and resources so artists and art organizations are better able to handle the legal and business aspects of their careers. Join us to …

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