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Intellectual Property / Internet

Current Developments in Copyright Law 2010 (3.23.10)

This program, intended for practitioners who have a working knowledge of the law of copyright, will focus on a cross-section of recent developments. A panel of experts will discuss:

  • The Google Books settlement
  • Salinger v. Colting
  • Music copyright and licensing
  • Considerations in asserting copyright infringement claims

The program will provide information that transactional and in-house attorneys can use in their day-to-day advisory roles. Read more


Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Business Transactions (2.2.10)

The object of intellectual property due diligence is to identify and evaluate the potential strengths and risks associated with intellectual property and technology rights in business transactions. This program, designed for general practice, corporate, and intellectual property attorneys, will focus on the practical aspects of conducting an effective patent, trademark, copyright, and domain name due diligence analyses. Attorneys coordinating an intellectual property due diligence should understand the process, which requires interaction among intellectual property attorneys, corporate attorneys on the transactional team, and key business personnel and involves legal and business considerations pertinent to the transaction. In addition, this program will also address certain bankruptcy considerations that arise in the due diligence process relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and domain names. Read more


 

Internet Rights & Technology: A Practical Legal Guide To Doing Business on the Internet (9.28.10)

In today`s technology environment, the Internet permeates all areas of the law – corporate, intellectual property, new media, monetization of ownership rights, regulatory, litigation (e.g. e-discovery) and licensing. This program will address the following issues:

  • CDA Section 230 immunity
  • Interactive Websites
  • Social Media policies
  • Recent on-line case developments
  • Interactive Gaming
  • FTC guidelines for Internet advertising
  • Privacy and data security
  • Content licensing
  • Internet marketing strategy
  • Right of publicity and character protection

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Key Issues in Copyright & Trademark Licensing (10.12.10)

This program will follow the negotiation of a hypothetical license agreement from the initial negotiation through dispute resolution. Among the topics the panelists will address are the goals of a licensing agreement and how they may differ depending on the degree of maturity of the brand, the pros and cons of different types of licensees, the divisibility of copyrights, types of compensation arrangements, grants of rights for both traditional and new media, protection of trademarks through quality control provisions, whether licensed rights are or should be assignable, international licensing issues, and enforcement and alternative dispute resolution. Read more


Lawyering in the Fashion Industry: A Practical Guide to Licensing, Trademark Protection & Other Industry Issues (6.11.10)

To bring value when dealing with their clients’ most pressing issues, fashion industry lawyers draw on a variety of disciplines, including intellectual property, contracts, international trade, and litigation. At this seminar an experienced panel will provide participants with practical insights on how to: structure successful license deals; navigate license disputes; win the fight against counterfeiters; litigate trademark actions; understand the ins and outs of customs, import and related regimes; and implement and administer human rights compliance programs. This program is intended for those who have clients in the fashion industry, those who practice intellectual property law, business executives in the fashion industry and both lawyers and business executives who handle licensing agreements. Read more


Trade Dress & Other Forms of Non-Traditional Trademark Protection (5.6.10)

Ever wonder if you can obtain trademark protection for a sneeze, the smell of a rose or the interior of a car? This program will focus upon achieving and enforcing trademark protection for non-traditional marks and trade dress. The speakers will review court decisions that have granted trademark protection for non-traditional marks and trade dress and analyze what non-traditional features are most likely to receive trademark protection. The panelists will discuss the type of damages and awards granted against the infringers of these non-traditional marks. The program will explore best practices for obtaining a United States trademark registration for non-traditional trademarks. Finally, the program will conclude with a brief round-up on the ability to protect non-traditional marks and trade dress outside the United States. Read more


 

6th Annual Lawyering in the Fashion Industry: A Practical Guide to Licensing, Trademark Protection & Other Industry Issues (6.7.11)


To bring value when dealing with their clients’ most pressing issues, fashion industry lawyers draw on a variety of disciplines, including intellectual property, contracts, international trade, and litigation. At this seminar an experienced panel will provide participants with practical insights on how to: structure successful license deals; navigate license disputes; win the fight against counterfeiters; litigate trademark actions; understand the ins and outs of customs, import and related regimes; and implement and administer human rights compliance programs.  This program is intended for those who have clients in the fashion industry, those who practice intellectual property law, business executives in the fashion industry and both lawyers and business executives who handle licensing agreements. Read more