Webinar – Legal Essentials for Online Sales


Presented in partnership with the Dougherty Arts Center


TALA’s Legal Director, Angela Lee, covers the legal and logistical aspects of running a distance-selling, art- or craft-based business.

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With traditional brick and mortar outlets shut down, the Coronavirus pandemic has massively accelerated a shift in the retail economy favoring online sales. Many artisans with a foothold in e-tail have seen their part-time creative pursuits blossom into self-sustaining businesses in just a few short months, while other artists may be wondering how to replace lost income from consignment and gallery sales. The upcoming socially-distanced holiday shopping season is sure to present even more opportunities and challenges for independent crafters and artists.

This webinar will cover the legal and logistical aspects of running a distance-selling, art- or craft-based business. We’ll cover copyright and trademark protection and infringement, business formation, product liability, sales tax, staffing, and more for both beginning and experienced sellers.

The webinar will be led by attorney and artisan Angela Lee. Angela is TALA’s Legal Director and owner of one of Etsy’s top-earning shops. Prior to earning her JD in 2006, she was the producer of the SXSW film festival.

Do you have questions for Angela? Is there a specific topic you’d like her to cover? Tell us on the registration form or if you’ve already registered, send the questions or suggestions to [email protected].

This program will be offered online. A link to access the webinar will be posted on the event page in Eventbrite. After registering, sign into your Eventbrite account to access the link to the webinar. You will also receive email reminders from Eventbrite closer to the event date.

This event is funded in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.