The ALO has created handouts for a number of its workshops. All handouts are in PDF format.

Please note that the information provided below should be viewed as general information only, not legal advice. Copyright and trade-mark are complex subjects and the information on this page is only a brief introduction. If you have a legal or business issue, we recommend that you consult a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the area in question to obtain tailored legal advice.

What's In a Name? The Do's and Don'ts of Trademark and Copyright for Non-Profits
Using the PuSh Festival as a case study, this comprehensive handout examines the legal implications of trademarks and copyright, and provides guidance on uses of both. September 2008.
Download the handout

10 Things to Know About the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act
In 2008, the ALO presented a workshop on the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act. The workshop addressed the legality around using Olympic trademarks in artwork. November 2008. October 2008.
Download the handout (PDF).

Making Art Public: Artists, the Law, and the Making of Art in Public Spaces
This workshop provided an overview of some of the intricacies involved in public art.
Download the handout (PDF).