April 28, 2010
7:00pm - 8:30pm
John D. Mason will be discussing an array of of important legal issues for artists. Topics include contracts, licensing, negotiations, online/internet legal issues, business formation and maintenance, intellectual property and copyright/trademark. Please go prepared with questions because he likes an interactive discussion and is happy to explore the questions artists always want to ask an art lawyer.
John D.Mason of The Intellectual Property Group, PLLC is a Washington DC/Maryland-based art and entertainment and intellectual property attorney. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark matters, litigation, contracts, and commercial matters. He works with writers, artists, and creative people and companies to protect, promote and exploit their work and is also a literary agent. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Washington Lawyers for the Arts and the Advisory Board of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington.
The Artist Speaker Series is a succession of lectures given by established artists and art professionals to aid in the artistic and entrepreneurial development of our So-Hamiltonian Fellows and other emerging artists.
Hamiltonian Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for creative artists early in their careers. We offer a competitive two-year fellowship program to new, innovative visual artists in all media through an annual competition. Artists from around the nation are encouraged to apply.
Hamiltonian Artists is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.