Intellectual Property 101 by Mark Walters

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This presentation, given in March 2010 as part of the WLA legal workshop series, was a general overview of the various forms of intellectual property protection, covering basic information concerning copyrights, patents, and trademarks. The presentation discussed the registration process for copyrights and the scope of copyrightable subject matter. Fair use defenses to infringement and […]

Rights of Publicity by Robert C. Cumbow

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What is the risk in my creating an artwork that includes an image of a famous person? Is it different if the person is not famous? When do I need permission, and in what form? These questions we hear frequently from artists invoke the comparatively little-known area of law called Rights of Publicity. In April 2012, […]

Featured Member Artist: Mark Gentile

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Mark has crisscrossed the country a few times during his lifetime, setting up residence in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City and, currently, Seattle. Born in South Florida, his periodic travels have been for reasons of education and adventure. Along the way, he’s spent much of the last 15 years working as a graphic designer, […]