Intellectual Property and Copyrighting Your Work / Seattle

Start Date / Time: 2019-02-14 02:00:00

End Date / Time: 2019-02-14 04:00:00

Venue: Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts in Community Room 2915 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98144



Getting your work out into the world is an important part of building your audience as an artist, and it’s easier than ever before with social media and platforms like Etsy and YouTube. But the work you share is still yours, so you should know your rights and what to do if your work is used without your permission.

This workshop, led by attorney Benjamin Kerr, covers intellectual property, including copyright, trademarking, and work-for-hire agreements. You’ll learn what can and cannot be copyrighted and trademarked, how to register, what constitutes fair use, and what to do if your copyright is violated.

*Open for artists of all disciplines at all career stages.

– Intellectual Property
– History of copyright
– Federal statute
– What is copyright
– What can and cannot copyrighted
– How long copyright lasts
– How copyright attaches
– Copyright infringement
– Importance of registering copyright
– How to register
– Work made for hire
– Fair use
– First right doctrine
– Trademark
– How to register trademark

The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible and can be accessed by Metro transit. The venue has identified as a non-scent-free space with gendered bathrooms. This event is service dog friendly and child friendly, but child care will not be provided. Also, if you do plan to bring your child please keep in mind that certain topics and language may not be appropriate for children.

Artist Trust reserves the right to cancel any program. If cancelled, a full refund will be applied. A full refund can also be received if requested 7 days before the event. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you have any questions regarding specific content of the workshop.

Email Program Coordinator Zach Frimmel for questions about member codes, scholarship inquiries, accessibility, or workshop details.

This workshop is part of a series on business and legal issues for artists, each led by attorney Benjamin Kerr. The other topics he will be teaching are Understanding Artist Contracts and Turning Your Art Practice into a Business. You can choose to take one, two, or all three workshops. Each individual workshop is $40 /$30 AT Member or you can register for all three classes at a discounted price $100 / $80 AT members. PLEASE NOTE: To receive the discount, you must register for the workshop package.