THE LEGAL HELP YOU CAN GET WITHOUT HIRING AN ATTORNEY
911 Media Arts Center, 402 9th Avenue N, Seattle, Washington 98109
Thursday, November 15, 2007, 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
SEATTLE— Attorney Gary Swearingen will discuss steps you can take on your own to help protect your intellectual property rights. Gary plans for this session to be interactive, based on the situations and questions of those attending. He’ll offer an overview of what (if anything) you need to do to secure your rights to your intellectual property. He’ll also discuss copyright and trademark registration. For example, do you need to register? Is there an advantage to registering? How do you go about it? And with trademarks, when and how do you register—both with the state and with the Federal government? This discussion will be designed to help you distinguish what you can easily do yourself, and at what point you might want to call in the professionals. Time permitting, he'll also discuss getting your business license, incorporating your business, and finding form contracts. DATE
Thursday, November 15, 2007 TIME
11:45 am – 2:00 pm (program begins at noon, lunches welcome) LOCATION
911 Media Arts Center
402 9th Avenue N
Seattle, Washington 98109 FEE
: In advance: $35 Attorneys and Paralegals; $10 Artists and Students. At the door: $40 Attorneys and Paralegals; $15 Artists and Students REGISTRATION
To register, visit Brown Paper Tickets, http://brownpapertickets.com/producer/3042
, or phone 24/7 at 800.838.3006. To pay at the door, RSVP to Washington Lawyers for the Arts at 206.328.7053. Please note that the event is subject to cancellation; visit www.wa-artlaw.org
or call 206.328.7053 for more information.
Gary Swearingen is an in-house attorney with Washington Mutual Bank. Before joining WaMu he was an intellectual property attorney at Garvey Schubert Barer where he represented artists and other creative types as well as companies who buy creative works. He is a past president of WLA and a frequent speaker on arts-related legal issues.