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VLA Auditorium

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1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
(212) 319 - 2787 https://vlany.org

April 2019

Trademark Basics for Artists (Continuing Legal Education)

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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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…

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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VLA is proud to present its popular series of free classes targeted to artists, students and practicing attorneys. The classes will be taught by current law school students. Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR"), such as mediation or arbitration, is an increasingly popular method to resolve legal disputes without going to court. Understanding the implications of ADR is especially important if you're entering a contract. In this class, we will cover (1) What is ADR; (2) What to be aware of when…

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Non-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Workshop (Continuing Legal Education)

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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This workshop provides valuable information about starting an arts-related non-profit organization. State issues to be covered include articles of incorporation, bylaws, and the first organization meeting. Federal issues include the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and corresponding regulations, application for employer identification number, IRS disclosure rules, unrelated business taxable income, charitable contributions, and restrictions on lobbying. This workshop will also touch on the legal and ethical duties for board members; donor requirements; the new Form 990; intellectual property issues specific…

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