C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to The Merch Table: Licensing & Merchandising for Creative Artists

April 16, 2015 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
1999 Harrison St
25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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California Lawyers for the Arts ·

New-CLA-LOGO1.jpgJoin Dawn Newton and Daniel Schacht of Donahue Fitzgerald LLP for a discussion of the essential legal and business concerns that creative artists need to consider when entering into a licensing agreement. This workshop will cover legal questions and common deal points for merchandising agreements for clothing, souvenirs, and the like. 


Dawn Newton is a partner at Donahue Fitzgerald LLP, and member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Business & Corporate Transactions Practice Groups . Her practice focuses on intellectual property and franchise matters, and she is a certified as a legal specialist by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Franchise and Distribution Law.

Daniel J. Schacht is an attorney at Donahue Fitzgerald LLP, specializing in intellectual property, technology, and music law. He handles a variety of copyright, trademark, licensing, employment and general business matters for artists such as Carlos Santana, Journey, and Amon Tobin. He currently serves as co-counsel in Good Morning to You Productions Corp. et al. v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., the "Happy Birthday" class action lawsuit described by the New York Times as "a lawsuit for the ages." Before law school, Mr. Schacht worked ten years in the Bay Area music scene as a bassist, sound engineer, studio owner, and producer.

$20 for General Public / non-members of the C.L.A.


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