The Business of the Arts – Professional Development Series Upcoming Free Workshop

By East City Art Editorial Team on June 18, 2018

Workshop: Wednesday, June 20 from 7pm to 9pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is proud to partner with the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) for the Business of the Arts.

Since 1983, WALA has support artistic expression and creative innovation by serving the legal needs of the DMV arts and culture communities. WALA provides access to education, advocacy, and legal services through workshops and seminars, legal clinics, and pro bono legal referral services.

Trademark Basics
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This session aims to help artists, producers and makers cultivate their local communities to identify strategies for continuous support of the local arts and humanities beyond public funding.

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 Question & Answer session with John D. Mason
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.

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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is located at 200 I (Eye) Street SE; Multipurpose Room.