C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Legal Basics for Creative Businesses

May 13, 2015 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Colorado Center Community Room
2500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404
United States
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California Lawyers for the Arts ·

Join CLA and attorney Scott Hervey to learn about some of the basic legal issues involved in starting and operating a small business. Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Selecting an appropriate business structure, including pitfalls to avoid in connection with each type of entity;

  • Employees and independent contractors;

  • Intellectual property issues involved in forming a new entity, including naming the business and protecting its copyrights; and

  • Protecting yourself with enforceable contracts. 

New-CLA-LOGO1.jpgAn in-depth discussion of trademark issues facing new companies will follow at Branding for Creative Businesses on Tuesday, May 19.


Scott Hervey, Esq. is a corporate and intellectual property attorney at Weintraub Tobin who works with companies in a variety of different industries. His clients include wineries, restaurants, technology companies and entertainment/new media ventures. Scott has led his clients through hundreds of matters involving complex acquisitions and licensing, financings, and other transactions. He also assists his clients in protecting their valuable brands through trademark infringement litigation, domain name infringement arbitration, and proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.

These workshops are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council. 

$20 in advance // $25 at the door


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