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Safeguarding Artist Rights & Public Artworks (2 hrs. CLE)
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2 hrs. CLE

When: 11/7/2014
Noon - 2:00 pm
Where: Indiana State Bar Association Conference Room
One Indiana Square
Suite 530
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
United States
Contact: Sherry Allan

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Earn 2 hrs. CLE


Noon to 1:00 p.m.
SESSION 1: Representing Artist Clients
Speaker: Kenan Farrell

This seminar will provide fundamentals and practical tools for representing artist clients, particularly visual artists. Key topics will include intellectual property (copyright and trademark), moral rights and rights of publicity. We will also discuss typical contracts that attorneys are likely to encounter, including agency, commission and gallery agreements.


Kenan Farrell is an intellectual property attorney licensed in Indiana, Oregon and before the USPTO. He is an adjunct professor of art and museum law at the I.U. Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Kenan is past president of IDADA, the Indianapolis arts group that organizes the First Friday Art Tour, and a founding board member of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Find Kenan online as @KLFLegal.


1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
SESSION 2: Contracting Artist Rights & Defaulting to VARA If You Don’t
Speaker: Randall Cloe

This discussion will review a range of contracts that are instrumental to the creation, display, licensing, and sale of artwork. The focus will be on key contract provisions that are instrumental to the transfer and display of artwork, including the default legislative protections provided under the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) and how the courts have applied them.


Randall Cloe is an attorney located in the Arts and Design District of Carmel, practicing in the areas of small business, intellectual property, and Internet law. Randall had a prior career in marketing and advertising before becoming an attorney, and now focuses on serving the special legal needs of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and particularly creatives. Learn more at


NOTE: Seating will be limited to the first 24 registrants.
This is a brown-bag program with an option
to order lunch for $15.


This program is free to artists!

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