ArtCop.com is set up to educate working creative people about areas of the law they should know about. It is not intended to be legal advice or advertising. We know it is hard enough making it as an artist, writer, musician, performer, film and video producer while trying to understand the legal system that rules you.
Kohel is an advocate for intellectual property rights as well as a proponent of free expression and getting paid fairly for your work. He works closely with many successful creative people negotiating agreements for national distribution and international business growth in the creative industries including print, film, television, photography, theater and performance.
Highly involved with local arts organizations, Kohel is likely to be seen at the Independent Publishers Resource Center, Oregon Media Production Association, Portland Community Media, The Alliance of Community Media, and Stumptown Comics. Kohel regularly presents at local art schools instructing the community on the business of art, copyright, trademark, licensing, contract negotiation and business structures.
Kohel has been working with creative people and their businesses for over 25 years. He specializes in copyright and trademark law advising businesses to develop and protect their brand and property in the modern landscape that merges print, video, audio and the Internet.
· J.D., Northwestern Law School at Lewis and Clark College
· B.S., Antioch University, Yellow Springs Ohio.
ART AND LAW WORKSHOPS
· “Artist Contracts – Copyright and Licensing,” Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland
· “Art and Law – Some Pointers - Seminar,” Art Department Portland Community College
· “Copyright and Contracts and the WWW,” Portland Art Institute, Portland
· “Commissions, Copyright and Port Cards” Northwest Sculpture Society
· “Legal Issues for Artists” Lake Oswego Arts Commission
· “Contract and Consignment Tips for Metal Artists,” Creative Metal Arts Guild, Portland
· “The Arts and The Law” Beaverton Arts Commission
· “Copyright and Contracts and the Arts,” Pacific NW College of Arts, Portland
· “What City Government Should Know about Copyright Law” Government Law Section Oregon State Bar
· “Art from Copyrights to Gallery Consignment” Portland Society of Artists
· Independent Video Production, Copyright and Public Access, Portland Cable Access (2001)
· Keeping the Dream Alive - What can Video Producers learn about Copyright Law from this situation, Portland Community Media (2005)
· What Personal Historians should know about Copyright and Contracts, National Association of Personal Historians (2005).
· Copyright, Free Speech and the Zine Artist, IPRC Portland Oregon (2005).
· Oregon Consignment Law in English, Business of Arts Workshop, 2004
· Copyright Fair Use and Video Production, Independent Video Producers Guide to Legal Issues, Alliance for Community Media (2001).
· Copyright and the Arts - Navigating the Minefield (2000)
· Copyright and Multimedia Development, Oregon State Bar CLE Handbook, (1998)
· The Notice and Takedown Dance – protecting your stuff on the Web, Northwest Association of Book Publishers, (1999)
· University of Phoenix, Information Technology Department (1999 – present)
· Oregon State Bar, Executive Committee - Computer and Internet Law Section
· Past President, Board of Directors, Portland Community Media - 2000-2005
· Founding Board Member, President, Northwest Lawyers and Artists, Portland Oregon
Graphic Artists Guild (GAG), Authors Guild, Oregon Media Production Association, Alliance for Community Media, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators