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Trademark Basics for Artists

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what a trademark is and whether you need one for your business or venture? Or how to establish and maintain trademark rights? This class will provide an overview of trademark law in the United States and will discuss how to establish a trademark, how to obtain a federal trademark registration through the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and how to maintain and protect your trademark rights.

This class will be taught by Erika Stallings, Esq., VLA Associate Board Member.

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 5:30 – 7 PM

VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

This class offers 1.5 Continuing Legal Education credits for attorneys


About the instructor

Erika Stallings is an attorney at Broadcast Music, Inc. where she handles all legal issues relating to BMI’s affiliated songwriters and publishers. Prior to joining BMI, she worked in private practice handling intellectual property litigation matters and trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement issues. She is a 2010 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a 2007 graduate of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Membership Discount Code:

*For members, please contact 212.319.2787 ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org to receive your discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your ticket.


$25 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$25 Artists Over Sixty
$35 Arts Professional VLA Member
$55 Arts Professional Non-Member
$150 Legal Professional VLA Member
$200 Legal Professional Non-Member
$130 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)

All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received. For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here.

For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org or 212.319.2787 x 10.

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April 18
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(212) 319 - 2787


Event type
CLE Class
Event Cate
CLE Class


VLA Auditorium
1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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(212) 319 - 2787