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WALA Brown Bag Lunch Workshop: “Trademarks”

WALA Basics Workshop: “Trademarks” (Brown Bag Lunch Session)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 12:00 PM (EST)
Are you interested in learning more about trademarks?

What exactly are trademarks? What is their function?
How can you use your trademark?
What’s the difference between a registered and unregistered trademark?
What is a service mark?
Can you register a sound, smell, color?

Come to this session […]

WALA at Artomatic 2017 -“Artists in the Reframed Space” Legal Education Series

Artomatic returns to Crystal City for its signature art event!  This year features over 600 artists, performers, musicians, and creatives of all stripes showcasing their talents on 7 floors.
WALA is proud to once again join forces with Artomatic to present the “Artists in the Reframed Space” Legal Education Series.  This 6-part series explores relevant historical legal […]

You Can Help #SAVEtheNEA

As you may have heard, yesterday, President Trump proposed to Congress $18 billion in cuts to the current fiscal year’s federal budget. The proposed cuts are being made to offset higher than projected defense and border security spending. The cuts include, among other things, $15 million cuts to both the NEA and NEH. Please read […]

RESCHEDULED: “Grants and Leases” at VisArts Rockville

“Grants and Leases” the fifth in the 2017 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ VisArts at Rockville, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT).
WALA Creative Entrepreneur Series @ VisArts at Rockville
(Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 
Session 5 […]

WALA Walk-in Legal Clinic – February 21

WALA Member Artists: Do You Have A Question About Copyright or Trademark?

If you have a question about intellectual property rights that does not involve a dispute with another party, and you are available to attend a legal clinic on the evening of February 21st, email Legal Services Director Maggie Gladson at  Please include your […]