Needles and Sins to Host Seminar at Paradise Tattoo Gathering

The Paradise Tattoo Gathering is happening September 13th – 15th in Keystone, CO and there are tons of seminars and events planned over the weekend. One of those seminars is taking place Saturday at 5pm and is titled “Controlling, Protecting and Profiting from Your Work: Copyright, Trademark & Licensing for Tattoo Artists & Collectors.” The $175 seminar will be hosted by Needles and Sins (and Attorney) Marisa Kakoulas. If you at the Gathering this weekend and want to learn the important matters discussed below – buy your tickets in advance and email questions beforehand!

Controlling, Protecting and Profiting from Your Work: Copyright, Trademark & Licensing for Tattoo Artists & Collectors.

Who owns your tattoo? Is it you . . . or your client?  Do you need to copyright your work?  How is a copyright different from a trademark?  How can you protect your art from being used without permission by media, corporations and others?  How can you protect your studio’s name, logo and reputation?  This seminar will provide you with information on understanding the basics of copyright and trademark as it applies to artists and collectors.

In addition, artists more and more are finding alternative avenues for generating revenue from their artwork, image and even endorsements – this seminar will provide you with information to understand how to control the use and licensing of your work and image as well as understand the issues you may confront and how to be prepared to maximize your profits and best protect your interests before signing away any of your rights.

Attorneys John Kastelic and Marisa Kakoulas will break down US copyright, trademark and licensing law as it relates to tattooing and answer your questions in plain language that you won’t need a law degree to understand. The multi-media presentation will include real world examples, informative handouts, sample contracts, and a Q&A. 

Mr. Kastelic has more than 25 years in private practice counseling diverse clients such as Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google, Zynga, the San Francisco Chronicle, Warner Bros., Malpaso Productions/Clint Eastwood, NBC-Universal, Paramount and many others.  Ms. Kakoulas has been practicing law for 15 years and is the author of the tattoo culture blog Needles & Sins ( as well as numerous feature articles in INKED, Skin & Ink and Total Tattoo. He book “Tattoo Law” is forthcoming.

Artists & collectors are encouraged to submit questions beforehand to but any question during the seminar will be addressed.


About thehopeblog
This entry was posted in Events, Rules and Laws and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s