Art and Merchandising Class

~~Legal education workshop for artists~~

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Ken Edwards Center
1527 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Clothing, posters, pillows, candles, key chains, stickers, dolls – the list of merchandise items is long, varied, and represents a major revenue stream for artists and rights holders. Copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and rights of publicity – these and more are implicated in the wild world of merchandise.

  • What do artists need to know before allowing their work to be used on merchandise?
  • What are the different kinds of agreements that artists can make with merchandisers?
  • Are there ways for artists to enforce their rights if they discover unauthorized use of their work?

Join CLA and attorneys Scott Burroughs and Stephen Doniger for a presentation covering the intellectual property and contract issues involved in using visual art on merchandise.

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