Art Law Institute – December 1, 2015

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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 […]

Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Artists – September 15th, 2015

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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 […]

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

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  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 […]

Seeing all the Angles: Legal Issues in Visual Art Transactions – May 27th, 2015

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In this workshop Alison Ivey, in-house counsel at Vulcan Inc., and Rachel Buker of Ironmark Law Group, PLLC, will explore legal issues that arise in various transactions involving visual art including sales, loans, commissions, and consignments. Moving beyond these core issues, our presenters will also examine legal updates, hot issues, and new trends in the […]

Save the Date for GiveBig

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For almost 40 years, Washington Lawyers for the Arts has provided artists with legal services and education. These services are critical to building the business side of their art careers and we are the only legal service program dedicated to the legal issues uniquely impacting artists in Washington. In 2014, we doubled the number of […]

Self Publishing – April 22nd, 2015

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  Are you an artist, author, musician or playwright who is thinking about DIY publishing and distribution? Even if you already are familiar with copyright basics, there are numerous other legal concerns of relevance to the self-publishing artist or author – especially if you publish online. From conception to publication to marketing, attorney Mark Wittow […]