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April 2017
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Latest in Copyright & Visual Arts

April 22 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 pm
Artomatic 2017, 1800 S. Bell Street
Crystal City, VA 22202 United States
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Saturday, April 22 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Workshop 1 (6th Floor) Latest in Copyright & Visual Arts Hot topics in copyright law, to include the Visual Artists Rights Act and what it aims to do, fair use, and recent trends and cases as applied to different media. Presenters: Alyssa Reiner - AOL Clinton J. H. Leite - Smithsonian George Koch - Chair Emeritus for Artomatic, Inc. Alyssa Reiner is an Assistant General Counsel with AOL Inc., specializing in technology and content development,…

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Shared Spaces & Entity Formation

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Artomatic 2017, 1800 S. Bell Street
Crystal City, VA 22202 United States
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Thursday, April 27 7:00 to 8:30 pm Workshop 3 (3rd Floor) Shared Spaces & Entity Formation This panel will discuss legal issues for artists in shared spaces, relevant contracts, how to join one, rights ownership, and business entity formation for how to form a shared space. Presented by Laura Possessky and Hardeep Grover Laura Possessky is a Senior Business Affairs Attorney with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Prior to her current position, Laura was a partner of Gura & Possessky, PLLC, where…

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State of the Arts

April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Artomatic 2017, 1800 S. Bell Street
Crystal City, VA 22202 United States
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Saturday, April 29 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Workshop 1 (6th Floor) State of the Arts An interactive lecture and discussion about strategies for increasing the public perception of the value of the arts and what kinds of persuasion have the best chance of working with decision makers. Historical efforts will provide context for challenges in today's environment. Attendees will learn from national experts how to use information and how to create an action agenda for effective advocacy. Presented by Jonathan Katz…

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May 2017

WALA Basics Workshop: “Trademarks”

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 655 15th St NW
Washington , DC 20005 United States
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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 and bring your questions! Presentation and Q & A session. Kirkland & Ellis LLP 655 15th Street…

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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
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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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