Fund and Done: Avoiding the IP Legal Risks of Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Co-authored by Lucas S. Michels, Attorney at Ironmark Law Group, PLLC and founder and author of The IP Exporter blog, and Mackenzie Stout, recent law school graduate and new member to the Washington State Bar. A few weeks ago, Crowdfund Insider reported that San Francisco based start-up GeneHub (now Catlin Genomics) launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter […]

Fan Fiction Resources

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Our presentation on fan fiction at GeekGirlCon was a great workshop! Thanks to all the fantastic folks in the audience, we had lively question and answer session. We’re sharing our slides and a list of resources. Presentation slides Fan Fiction: Sharing, Creating, and the Law. GeekGirlCon panel from Washington Lawyers for the Arts Resources The […]

Art Law Institute | December 15, 2014

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Lawyers representing artists, creative professionals, and entrepreneurs need specialized legal education to stay sharp. Washington Lawyers for the Arts is here to help with our third annual Art Law Institute on December 15, 2014, at the Seattle office of Perkins Coie. Register now! Our full-day legal education seminar provides training on how the year’s cases […]

Street Artists Suing over Copyright Infringements

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In our social media streams, we see a lot of examples of artists claiming their work was stolen by large corporations, without permission, acknowledgment, or credit. The folks over at Brooklyn Street Art have a great piece outlining just three recent cases in which graffiti artists are suing for copyright infringement over pieces allegedly used […]

New Intern Introduction

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Hello Seattle. Today is such a beautiful day to make some new friends and introduce myself, the new legal intern for the Washington Lawyers for the Arts (“WLA”), to the members and the blog followers of the “WLA.” My name is Yu Wang. I am from Vancouver, Canada. I graduated from the University of Victoria […]

October 2014 Workshops with Shoreline – Lake Forest Park Arts Council

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The Shoreline – Lake Forest Park Arts Council is reprising two of our most popular workshops this fall! If you missed out earlier this year, here’s another chance to catch: Business Fundamentals for Artists with Tolis Dimopoulos, Tuesday, October 14 Washington State Taxes with Valerie Moseley, CPA, Tuesday, October 28 Please visit the Shoreline – […]