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Art Law for Jewelers and Craftspeople
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
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Art Law for Jewelers and Craftspeople
Special Lunch Program!

As an artist, jeweler or person working in a creative field, it's important to understand the law as it relates to your work. A basic understanding of intellectual property law will help you protect your work and avoid disputes with other parties. Learn about the legal principles of copyright, trademark and design patent law as they apply to works of artistic craftsmanship, like sculptures and jewelry.

If you've ever used someone else's work as an "inspiration", you'll learn some of the differences between appropriately using ideas from another's work and unlawfully copying artistic expression. And if you've ever felt that someone else has used your work inappropriately or without permission, you'll learn the basics of infringement and how to bring a claim. Be sure to bring your questions! This is an excellent introductory seminar for all artists and for business or licensing attorneys whose clients include artists.

Mark P. Walters is a patent attorney with extensive experience in complex intellectual property cases, including asserting and defending claims of patent, copyright, and trademark infringement, as well as false advertising. His litigation experience includes jury trials, appeals, arbitration and mediation. For the past 10 years, Mark has represented inventors and artists as well as the companies that employ them. He is a Washington Law & Politics Magazine "Rising Star" (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), and a founding partner of the Seattle office of New York City based Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP.


Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States


Education > Workshops

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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