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Ten Questions with Mark Wittow, Intellectual Property Attorney

Mark Wittow is partner at K&L Gates, and presents Copyright Year in Review at this year’s Art Law Institute. He’s an active volunteer with our Arts Legal Clinic, advising artists and mentoring students in legal issues faced in art. I recently talked with him about his experience with Washington Lawyers for the Arts and what we can expect from his …

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Thanks to Our Members & Supporters

Sure, the numbers are impressive – in 2014, Washington Lawyers for the Arts: helped twice as many people than the year before more than doubled our membership increased financial support from individuals by 70% so far We’ve helped more people like J-Knee January negotiate rights for their music. And people like photographer Dan Driscoll, who we helped tackle legal paperwork …

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Preserving a Legacy: Estate Planning for Artists

What will happen to your artwork when you pass away? Who will take care of the works you created and collected during your lifetime? Would you like your family to keep your artwork, or donate it to a museum, or sell the works to interested buyers? While every responsible person should have an estate plan to distribute their belongings upon …

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Panel Roundup: Fanfiction and the Law at Geek Girl Con ’14

This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a panel at Geek Girl Con on “Fanfiction: Sharing, Creating, and the Law,” put on by the Washington Lawyers for the Arts. It was a great experience! It was fun to work with the knowledgeable and friendly panelists, and I got answers to questions I’ve had for a long time. I’ve …

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Art Law Institute | December 15, 2014

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 impact your trademark and copyright …

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Fan Fiction: Sharing, Creating, and the Law, October 11-12, 2014 @ GeekGirlCon

GeekGirlCon selected Washington Lawyers for the Arts for their 2014 conference line-up! We’re really excited to be a part of this event. If you’re not familiar with GeekGirlCon, it’s a 2-day convention celebrating “the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women world-wide and creating community …

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IP Fundamentals with Jim Vana, September 30, 2014

We’re pleased to present the Intellectual Property Fundamentals workshop with speaker Jim Vana of Perkins Coie LLP. Jim is a long-time volunteer in our Arts Legal Clinic and a former WLA Board member. His WLA clients always remark how much clarity they received from talking with him, and he’s a highly-reviewed speaker at WLA workshops. Whether you’re an artist, or …

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Crowdfunding Resources for Nonprofits and Art-repreneurs

Entrepreneurs, artists, art-repreneurs, non-profits, and, well, everyone it seems, are jumping into the crowdfunding mix. We’re here to help! TechSoup has a forum “Which Crowdfunding Platform is best for your Nonprofit?” – a good starting point if your organization is thinking of using one of these sites. On September 19, WLA and Seattle University School of Law are co-presenting Funding …

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Crowdfunding 101: Funding Your Passion | September 19, 2014

Enabling artists and creative entrepreneurs to fully explore their work via community support has been a recent and exciting development locally, nationally and internationally. This program comprised of Lawyers, Artists, Legislative Experts and Academics will explore in two substantive panel sessions the methodology, challenges and opportunities in community sourced capital. Whether you are considering using crowd funding for your own …

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Making Use of WLA’s Services – a chat with J-Knee January

  J-Knee January had a few questions. After taking a break from making music to raise a family, she returned to a vastly different industry. Eager to get her work out in the world, she came to Washington Lawyers for the Arts for help working with labels, studios, other musicians, and protecting her original work. “Copyright, trademark, licensing – these …

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