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

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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 to be legally effective

The presentation is oriented towards artists, developers, and the attorneys who advise them, and will address examples including musical recordings, website development, and film production.

Mike Matesky is the founder and principal attorney at Matesky Law PLLC in Seattle. Mr. Matesky provides advice and representation to clients of all sizes operating in a wide variety of industries, regarding business, intellectual property, technology, and entertainment matters. Mr. Matesky counsels clients regarding trademark prosecution, domain name and internet issues, and drafting and negotiation of contracts and deals touching on all aspects of intellectual property, technology, and entertainment transactions. Mr. Matesky also regularly represents clients involved in business and IP-related disputes and litigation, including lawsuits in state and federal court, involving copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, and related claims.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm 
@ The Vera Project (on the corner of Republican & Warren, across from Taylor Shellfish)

Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
Contact Julia Rome at for member discount.