One of the first steps for any startup is forming as a legal entity. Join us at one of our upcoming workshops in January and February at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Level 4, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room 2.   You'll learn the factors that every entrepreneur should consider in forming his or her business. From liability to taxes, to corporate control and strategy, you’ll come away with an understanding of the legal considerations that will position your business for success.


When to Hire a Lawyer - Nervous about the legal risks in starting a business? Gain insights on how a lawyer can help you navigate the early stages of starting a company.

Intellectual Property Basics with a focus on Patents - If you are an inventor, entrepreneur, or other creator of innovative work, you can't afford to ignore your intellectual property (IP). Learn about IP from experts on the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Registration is recommended, but not required.

Corporate Formation - Interested in creating the best legal entity for your business? Join corporate law students from the University of Washington to learn about corporate entity formation.

Intellectual Property 101: Copyrights and Trademarks - Interested in how to protect your creations and innovations as intellectual property? Learn the ways intellectual property law can protect and enhance your business.



Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

These workshops are presented in partnership with the University of Washington School of Law's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

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