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Copyright Fundamentals for Creatives
5:30 PM17:30

Copyright Fundamentals for Creatives

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council, presents Copyright Fundamentals for Creatives. 

This workshop provides valuable information on the fundamentals of basic copyright protection, including copyright ability of works, ownership (initial ownership; transfers; works-for-hire), registration, infringement and remedies, and fair use. Through this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of copyright law and learn how to protect your work. 

Advance registration is recommended. Click here to purchase tickets.


Kohel Haver received his JD from the Northwestern Law School at Lewis & Clark College, and he is currently a partner at Swider Haver LLP. Haver practices in the areas working with creative people and the arts, including a specialty in copyright and related intellectual property, technology, and business law. He has been serving the arts community for all of his professional life, including service on the boards of directors for community and arts based programs nationwide.

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 Contract Basics for Artists.
6:00 PM18:00

Contract Basics for Artists.

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Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (in partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council) presents this seminar about the basics of contracts for artists. This workshop will walk you through important contract clauses, how to negotiate those clauses effectively, and best practices to avoid finding yourself in contract litigation. Whether you are a painter, performer, or writer, this workshop will explore the elements of a succesful contract. 

Cost: $15. 

Click here to register for this event. 


Sean Clancy is an attorney whose practice focuses on business and intellectual property (“IP”).  As outside IP counsel for a variety of innovative industries including state-licensed cannabis, entertainment media, design, consumer products, food, beverages, professional services, software, and new technology, Sean advises on state and federal trademark rights, copyrights, publicity, privacy, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, and licensing.  As general business and corporate counsel, Sean negotiates, prepares legal documents, and advises on relationships spanning from entity formation and ordinary business to complex transactions and disputes.  Before becoming an attorney, Sean was a filmmaker in Seattle.

Tricia Juettemeyer is senior corporate counsel at a software company headquartered in Portland. Prior to this Tricia was an intellectual property and business attorney at a law firm in Portland. She took a winding path to the law, starting with art school, working in post-production, heading to library school, working for many years as an academic librarian, along the way learning about copyright, eventually leading her to law school. Tricia has advised clients in the area of copyright law, trademark law, contracts, and more, and currently advises broadly on business and intellectual property matters. An educator as well as an attorney, Tricia taught Business Associations as an adjunct professor for the University of Oregon law school, and will teach an intellectual property for business course to undergraduates at Lewis & Clark College next spring.  

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9:15 PM21:15


"All Things Considered" host Ari Shapiro is coming to town November 16-18 with his new one man show with music, "Homeward".

Join OVLA for a special opening night party with Ari Thursday, November 16 at 9:15 pm at the Klarquist Law Firm, 1 World Trade Center. Beer! Wine! Music! Tasty nibbles! Ari!

Net proceeds benefit OVLA. Tickets on sale HERE

A special thank you to Klarquist for the use of their space!

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