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CLA's Educational program offers workshops, seminar and special events throughout the state on a variety of legal and business topics that affect the creative community.

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Past Education Workshop Topics Include:

  • Copyright: A Basic Introduction
  • Trademarks: A Basic Introduction
  • Licensing: A Basic Introduction
  • The Artist-Gallery Agreement
  • Public Art Contracts: What every artist needs to know about public art commissions, from RFQ to Moral Rights
  • How to Protect Your Art with Design Patents
  • Copyright "Fair Use:" What Creative Artists Need to Know
  • Using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to Resolve Disputes in the Arts and Entertainment World
  • Intellectual Property Law Survey for the Creative Arts
  • Copyright for Educators and Librarians
  • Collaboration Agreements for Creative Artists
  • Patents: A Basic Introduction
  • Trade Secrets: A Basic Introduction
  • Negotiation: A Basic Introduction
  • Termination of Copyrights: What You Need to Know
  • How to Register Your Music With the Copyright Office
  • Social Entrepreneurship: The California B-Corporation
  • How to Represent the Low Power FM Station License Applicant: Module #1
  • How to Represent the Low Power FM Station License Applicant: Module #2

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