WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series - Copyright/Trademark Protection & Use

September 15, 2020  • 

Event Summary


WALA’s Creative Entrepreneurs Series is 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 understanding the grants process.

The series comprises of six sessions to be held on *consecutive Tuesdays, starting Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and continuing through Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 11am – 12:30pm.

Session #1

Copyright/Trademark Protection & Use


Presentation and Q & A with:
John D. Mason

This session covers:

• Copyright Registration
• Fair Use
• Works Made For Hire
• Trademark
• Rights Management
• Creative Commons
• Licensing
• Protecting your creations

John D. Mason of Copyright Counselors, LLC is an art, entertainment and intellectual property attorney, and literary agent. He is based in the Washington DC/Maryland area. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark transactional matters, litigation, publishing and media issues, contracts, and commercial matters. He works with writers, artists, filmmakers and people and companies in creative industries to protect, promote and exploit their work. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Mason is adjunct faculty teaching Entertainment Law at UDC Law School, past adjunct teaching Art and the Law at George Mason University, Board President of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and past Advisory Board member of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. His email is jmason@copyrightcounselors.com and his firm website is www.copyrightcounselors.com.

Event Details


  • Date

    September 15, 2020

  • Time

    11:00am - 12:30pm

  • Partner

    Alexandria Office of the Arts, Torpedo Factory Arts Center, Arlington Arts, and ArtsFairfax

  • Venue

    Online

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