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BEAD and the BAC Host Free Workshop: “Trademark, Copyright and Contract Law for the Creative Community"

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 3, 2015

For more information, please contact:

Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, 812.349.3534


BEAD and the BAC Host Free Workshop: "Trademark, Copyright and Contract Law for Visual Artists, Musicians and Other Creative Folk"

Bloomington, Ind. - The Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD), in partnership with the City of Bloomington Arts Commission, will host a workshop presented by Robert S. Meitus and fellow attorneys at Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP's Entertainment and Media Law practice on "Trademark and Branding, Copyright and Contract Law for the Creative Community."

Participants will learn the need-to-knows of copyright, trademark, branding and contract law with content designed for the specific needs of the creative sector. Breakout discussion sessions will follow for visual artists, musicians, film artists, literary artists and other creative folk to address specific issues within each discipline.

The workshop will be Friday, October 16, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., and is open to artists statewide. The workshop is free of charge, and advance registration is required as space is limited. To register, visit the BAC website.

Workshop facilitator Robert S. Meitus chairs Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP's Entertainment and Media Law practice and serves as counsel for a wide range of clients, including recording artists, record labels, filmmakers, authors and creative business clients in a range of industries, such as print and broadcast media, fashion and other areas. His practice largely involves negotiation of agreements, work with intellectual property protection, clearance and licensing and generally serving as business/legal counsel to numerous creative clients. The firm's clients have included a diverse array of talent, such as The Alan Parsons Project, Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty Records, Cage the Elephant, Foxygen, Trixie Whitley, Ron Artest, as well as institutional clients such as the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Emmis Broadcasting and the NCAA. Meitus is an adjunct professor of law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, teaching Entertainment Law and a music law clinical course. Meitus received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, his Master's of International Affairs from Columbia University, and his B.A. from Wabash College. He also performs in his band Blue Sky Back and lives in Bloomington with his singer-songwriter wife, Carrie Newcomer, whom he also manages.

The workshop is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, with additional support provided by BEAD and the City of Bloomington Arts Commission.

For more information on the workshop, contact Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts Miah Michaelsen at michaelm@bloomington.in.gov or 812.349.3534.

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