Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (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. Each interactive workshop is facilitated by an expert WALA volunteer, and includes livestream access, supporting materials, and ample time for audience Q&A.

This presentation and Q & A with Karl Means covers: When is a deal a deal? What can you license? What Happens If Someone Fails?
Karl W. Means advises clients on a range of intellectual property-related issues, including working with clients on to protect and license copyrighted works covering a wide variety of subjects, including publishing, music, computer software and web-based content.  Karl also counsels clients on the selection and protection of federally registered trademarks in the U.S., international trademarks, domain names and web-based advertising, and brand development. He also has extensive experience with technology-based transactions involving the commercialization of products and services, brand licensing, technology transfer, software licensing and development agreements.

Attention Arlington Artists: To help you manage the impacts of the pandemic, Arlington Arts will underwrite the workshop fee for Arlington-based artists and performers (free tickets subject to availability). To register, click here.

This program is offered in partnership with Arlington Arts. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm
* Online
Arlington Public Library
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