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June 2017

WALA Basics Workshop: “Copyrights”

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 655 15th St NW
Washington , DC 20005 United States
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Do you have a creative work that you want to copyright? WALA Copyright Basics - June 21, 2017  (Brown Bag Lunch Session) Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 12:00pm (EST) Washington, DC | Kirkland & Ellis LLP Come learn about the basics of copyright at this presentation and Q & A session. U.S. Copyright Basics What is a copyright? Who owns a copyright? When does a copyright exist? What is the effect of registration? What is the effect of a copyright…

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WALA “21 on 21” Member Meetup! (Networking Event)

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Proper 21, 1319 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Join WALA Attorneys, Artists, Board and Staff for happy hour at Proper 21 on June 21!   Meet and mix, make new connections, promote your craft, and immerse yourself in the vibrant WALA community!   Enjoy Proper 21's outstanding specialty cocktails and unique twists on All-American classic cuisine.  Cash bar.   Bring your business cards!  About Proper 21:  Brought to DC from the New York City restaurateurs Rob Zahn and Will Strozier that own Manhattan Proper and Proper West, Proper 21 opened in early October 2016. Located…

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July 2017

WALA Basics Workshop: “Creating a 501(c)(3)”

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Squire Patton Boggs, 2550 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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Thinking about starting a non-profit corporation? This workshop will provide soup-to-nuts guidance for launching and maintaining a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. Topics to be covered will include: Forming Your Organization: incorporation, the first organizational meeting, securing an employer identification number, setting up Understanding the Pros and Cons of 501(c)(3) Status:  charitable contributions, public support rules, unrelated business taxable income, restrictions on lobbying Securing Federal and State Tax Exemptions:  the Form 1023, fiscal sponsorships as an alternative to a stand-alone charity, related…

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August 2017

WALA Basics Workshop: “Trademarks”

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, 901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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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 and bring your questions! Presentation and Q & A session with: Sydney English Sydney English is a first-year associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP. Ms. English was born and raised…

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September 2017
Free

WALA at DC Shorts Fall Film Festival

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC United States
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WALA is proud to team up with the DC Shorts Fall Film Festival on Friday, September 8, 2017, for two exciting events:   "Pitching, Pitching & More Pitching!" Entertainment Law for Filmmakers 11:00-12:30 PM E Street Cinema /  555 11th Street, NW Instructors: Brian Frankel (Chair, Education Committee, WALA), Sandra Aistars (Clinical Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, GMU), John Mason (Board President, WALA) We’ve all heard horror stories about someone’s brilliant idea being stolen. When pitching your ideas to funders and executives, it’s…

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WALA Basics Workshop: Copyright – September 20, 2017 (Brown Bag Lunch Session)

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 655 15th St NW
Washington , DC 20005 United States
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!! THIS EVENT IS NOW AT A NEW LOCATION !! Interested in learning about copyrights? Do you have a creative work that you want to copyright? Bring your lunch, and learn about the basics of copyright at this presentation and Q & A session. U.S. Copyright Basics What is a copyright? Who owns a copyright? When does a copyright exist? What is the effect of registration? What is the effect of a copyright notice? Copyrighted works involving people or third…

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October 2017

WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series (Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs)

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - November 8 @ 9:00 pm
THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus, 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States
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A series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills and finally to taxes and leases. The series comprises six sessions to be held on consecutive Wednesdays, starting Wednesday, October 4th and continuing through Wednesday,…

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WALA at 2017 East of the River Book Festival

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rocketship Rise Academy, 2335 Raynolds Place, SE
Washington, DC United States
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WALA is proud to be apart of this year's 2017 East of the River Book Festival!  Saturday, October 14, 2017 Noon - 12:50 - Getting Published: A Discussion on “Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing, and Literary Agents” with Jackie Young, Deborah Johnson and John Mason (WALA Board President) This session is sponsored by The Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA). Visit http://www.eotrbookfest.com/ for details and see you Saturday!

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WALA / DC Bar Networking Event at Penn 6

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penn 6, 1350 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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WALA and DC Bar Arts, Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law Networking Event Thursday, October 26, 2017  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Pennsylvania 6 1350 I Street NW Washington DC 20005 Join the D.C. Bar’s Arts, Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law Community and the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) for a fall networking event. Catch up with colleagues in your field, or connect with those working in other fields within the Community. Anyone working or interested in art law, entertainment law, media law, or sports…

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November 2017

WALA Basics Workshop: “Trademarks”

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, 901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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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 and bring your questions! Presentation and Q & A session with: Sydney English Sydney English is a first-year associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP. Ms. English was born and raised…

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