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Union County Hosts Free Workshop about Intellectual Property Laws for Artists, Historians, Musicians & Writers, June 24

RAHWAY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a free technical assistance workshop about intellectual property laws for visual artists, historians, musicians, performers, and writers will be offered in Rahway on Wednesday evening, June 24th. The free workshop will be presented by Joey Novick, Esq., the Executive Director of the New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (NJVLA).

“Intellectual property laws are important to historians, novelists, poets, and anyone involved in the visual or performing arts,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. “This workshop will help writers and artists understand how to protect their creations from infringement.”

The workshop will take place Wednesday, June 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Stage of Rahway, 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway, NJ 07065.

Individual artists will be able to explore general and specific questions about intellectual property laws, including topics such as copyright and trademark. For example, artists may actually retain the rights to their image after they have sold their piece of art.

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, in the Department of Parks and Recreation, is presenting this workshop, which is funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

There is no charge for the workshop but pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop or learn about other programs, services and volunteer opportunities, please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202. Telephone 908-558-2550. NJ Relay users dial 711. The e-mail address is Assistive services are available on request in advance. Click here to register online.