Make Art Your Business: Copyright and IP Basics for Artists, March 26

What: Make Art Your Business: Copyright & IP Basics for Artists

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 6–7:30pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: Free for SF Open Studios artists, ArtSpan members and SOMArts artists. $10 suggested donation from the general public, no one turned away

As online marketing becomes ever more popular, it is increasingly important to know how to protect your rights to your original creations. Veronique Kherian, founder of Kherian Law, brings professional experience working with artists and creatives to provide explanations and best practices to common copyright and intellectual property questions.

Topics to be discussed include: what copyright law protects, how to enforce & protect copyright in creative works, fair use/the internet/other sticky situations in copyright law.

The presenter Veronique Kherian is the founder of Kherian Law. Her practice focuses on trademark and copyright law, particularly in relation to the creative and food/beverage industries. During her legal career, she has worked at offices in both the United States and France: the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Virginia trademark law firm of Erik M. Pelton & Associates, the Paris business firm Jobard, Chemla & Associates, and the employment law division of Ernst & Young in Paris, France. With these experiences, she built her knowledge of U.S. trademark law, U.S. copyright law, U.S. immigration law, and French and U.S. business law. Ms. Kherian is Special Counsel to the San Francisco law firm of Higa & Gipson, LLP, managing that firm’s trademark and copyright divisions.

ArtSpan presents monthly 90-minute workshops designed to sharpen business and financial literacy for professional artists, prepare artists for exhibiting work inside and outside the studio, and encourage community between fellow artists and the public.

Gary Bishop of Nice Records SF has over 15 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting, including over 10 years of experience working with artists and creatives of all types. His specialties include bookkeeping for small business, individual artists, and small proprietaries. Gary is an avid art appreciator, and especially enjoys working with artists in order to give back to the community from which he gains so much.

ArtSpan produces monthly workshops and discussions to aid artists with the professional side of their art practice.  Through these community events ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.

The Make Art Your Business series is presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.