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If you’re selling work or services, you’re doing business.

And if you’re doing business, you should know how to protect your career, your work, your business, and your livelihood.

Two KC-based organizations can help you tease out the sometimes tangled details of business and arts law to help you understand your business and your rights .

Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
KCVLAA is a nonprofit organization that provides legal and accounting assistance to qualifying artists and arts organizations from all creative disciplines. Their ArtsSmarts program provides seminars in arts law to help artists avoid common pitfalls in their professional arts careers.

UMKC Entrepreneurial Legal Clinic
At the UMKC Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic, students from the UMKC School of Law help new entrepreneurs obtain the legal and business services they could not otherwise afford.

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  • Patent, Trademark and Copyright: LegalZoom can help you protect your intellectual property, whether a trademark for a business or product name, patent or provisional application for patent for an invention, or copyright for an original creative work of authorship.

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