Tattoo Continuing Education
To maintain licensure, a tattoo license holder must complete a minimum of ten (10) continuing education (CE) hours every licensure year.
Business Issues for Tattooists: Business Concepts
This class explores important legal principles related to the business of tattooing, with special focus on general business contracts, employment contracts, and liability issues. What is considered a contract? What responsibilities do you have while a client is in and after they leave your place of business? This class will count towards continuing education hours for licensing by the Oregon Board of Body Art Practitioners under 331-915-0055(4).
Intellectual Property: Who owns a tattoo?
This class will teach critical legal principles related to the concepts of copyright and ownership of works of art in the medium of tattoo. Students will learn what protections are available for their rights in ideas and works of art. This class will count towards continuing education hours for licensing by the Oregon Board of Body Art Practitioners under 331-915- 0055(4).
Recent Issues in Tattoo Law
This course focuses on recent legal developments at the local, state and national level that have an impact upon the business of tattooing. This class will examine broad issues through recent legislation and court cases. This class will count towards continuing education hours for licensing by the Oregon Board of Body Art Practitioners under 331-915- 0055(4).
Meet the Instructor
Kohel made his way from the East Coast by attending Antioch University in Ohio and after some fancy footwork landed in Portland. Kohel’s interest in copyright and trademark law began when his own cartoon was used by another in a contest that awarded the infringer $50. When Kohel went to claim his prize he was told, “too late kid, we gave that prize away.” Kohel, dumbfounded by the event, shouted “That’s my art!”
The experience led Kohel to Lewis and Clark Law School where he learned the ins-and-outs of working with artists, writers, graphic designers, filmmakers, musicians, actors, cartoonists and software engineers, like himself, so that they may rightfully claim their prize.
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.