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 […]

Save 20% with WALA Members-Only Discount to “One Day Film School for Producers”

WALA is pleased to be a Promotional Partner for DC Filmmakers’ “One Day Film School for Producers” to be held on February 25,  from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm at Pigmental Studios in Washington, DC. As part of this daylong event, WALA will co-produce the popular “Entertainment Law Bootcamp.”
Save $20%!  WALA Members who register using promotional code “WALAmember” will […]

2017 DCIFF/WALA Entertainment Law Seminars

DC Independent Film Festival and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts join forces on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 2:20 to 5:00 pm, to present
ENTERTAINMENT LAW 101 – Intellectual Property and Beyond  – a macro level discussion about copyright, trademark, fair use, licensing, options, using images/music, WGA registration, releases, film permits, location considerations, and legal considerations for the use […]

2017 WALA Creative Entrepreneur Series at VisArts at Rockville – Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs  

Every Wednesday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, beginning February 15 and running through March 22, WALA will present it’s acclaimed Creative Entrepreneurship Series at VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs Street, in Rockville, MD 20850.  Participants can choose to attend as few or as many sessions as they like. The six-installment Series addresses a different topic each week, each vital to […]

“Employment Law” Info Session at Round House Theatre

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County in collaboration with Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts  present: “Employment Law” Info Session  (Understanding the New Maryland and Federal Employment Law), Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7pm (EST), at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, in Bethesda, MD.
This “Employment Law” info session is designed to cover the effects […]

Make a Year-End Gift to WALA

Like you, we believe that the arts have the power to build better lives, better communities, and a better nation.
Here at Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts we work every day to do just that.
Since 1983, WALA has supported artistic expression and creative innovation by serving the legal needs of Washington, Maryland, and Virginia’s arts […]