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New WALA Fall Creative Entrepreneurship Series Announced!

Every Thursday from 7pm – 9pm, beginning October 2nd and running through November 6th, WALA’s annual autumn Creative Entrepreneurship series will be hosted at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives at 1201 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Each series session is free for WALA members and $30 per session for WALA non-members. Participants [...]

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A New WALA “LIVE” Creative Economy Legal Clinic to be Announced for Fall!

In October of this year, the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) is planning to host another WALA “Live” Creative Economy Legal Clinic in conjunction with partners at George Washington Law School Small Business and Community Economic Development Clinic (SBCED) and American University (AU) Washington College of Law, through the support of the DC [...]

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DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & WALA PARTNER FOR “READING THE FINE PRINT” WORKSHOP

WALA and the DC Shorts Film Festival has planned a great session on Friday, September 12th at 11am to 1pm with facilitator Brian Frankel, JD on reading contracts and permits, and how best to legally protect yourself and your films! The session is being held at the E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street NW, Washington, [...]

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WALA Creative Economy Report Re-Released!

On the heels of the District government’s historic release of new information about DC’s creative economy (click here to obtain the full “DC Creative Economy Strategy Report”), we at WALA thought it would be an ideal time to make more widely available the release of our own creative economy white paper, “Perspectives on the Creative Economy” done in conjunction with the George [...]

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Guest Writer: “What’s In A Name? Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc”

by Cynthia M. Gayton, Esq.
© June 18, 2014
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) canceled six trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins. The plaintiffs in the case are five Native Americans who wanted to cancel registrations filed by, and issued to, the organization from 1967 and 1990. The 2-1 decision in Blackhorse, et al. [...]