Free Seminar on Trademark Law for Arts/Business Tonight

If you're an artist, you should know your artistic rights and protections -- or at least take a few notes from a legal professional who's looking to help.

That's where local attorney Hamid Jabbar comes in. He'll be giving a free legal seminar in association with Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists (VLAA) of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU at Monti's La Casa Vieja in Tempe at 6 p.m..

The seminar is part of ASU Art Museum's "Open for Business", an interrelated exhibition and outreach series throughout Tempe.

During tonight's talk, Jabbar will advise artists and business owners on trademark establishment and protection.

More details after the jump ...

Open for Business, which launched in early October, features art works installed throughout downtown Tempe businesses and at the ASU Art Museum.

Sixteen artists (who we blogged about earlier) are currently showing their work; each piece addresses the importance of each business. Together, these pieces invite the public to interact with the businesses' spaces along a guided map tour. Installations will be up until January 29, 2011.

Upcoming public programs include a panel conversation on November 9 at ASU Art Museum at 11 a.m., and a conversation with Mary Lucking, Saskia Jorda and Erin Sotak on November 19 at ASU Art Museum. For more information and updates on upcoming Open for Business events, check out the ASU Art Museum's blog.

Monti's La Casa Vieja is at 100 South Mill Avenue in Tempe. For more information, visit the event's facebook page.

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