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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Trademark Basics & Beyond
In today`s brand-conscious environment, all practioners should know the basics of trademark law. This program will provide an overview of the basic principles of trademark law and brand protection, including (a) trademark selection and strategies for searching and clearing a mark in the United States and internationally; (b) procedure for registering a mark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, including strategies for overcoming substantive and technical refusals to the application; (c) basics of trademark registration and protection in select popular countries around the world; (d) the intersection of trademarks and domain names, including the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP), and (e) basics of trademark enforcement.
When and How to Use Computer Forensics Professionals
Not every case requires the use of computer forensics professionals, but when computer systems and data must be preserved, it's imperative to employ professional help as soon as possible. This program discusses the scenarios when you should seek the skills of a computer forensics professional.
Participants will explore:
* The definition of computer forensics.
* What you should tell your client about their computer system use.
* How to properly protect information on a computer.
Computer forensics can be scary – professionals can literally scrape information from your computer about e-mails you've sent, Websites you've visited, and old documents you thought you deleted. This session will inform you what computer forensic specialists can do for you and your client, and also help you obtain the electronic evidence you need from the other side.
Current Developments in Copyright Law 2009 (Original Live Program Date:3/12/09)
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 fair use - injunctions and eBay, potential liability arising from user-generated content, statutory termination after Superman and Steinbeck, and other current issues. The program will provide a case law update on the covered topics as well as information that transactional and in-house attorneys can use in their day-to-day advisory roles.
This program provides 3.0 credits in professional practice
Current Ethical Issues for Entertainment Lawyers (Original Live Program Date: 6/23/08)
This program will focus on the ethical issues faced by transactional entertainment lawyers representing clients in music, film, television and theatre. We will discuss the potential impact on entertainment practitioners of the adoption of the New York State Bar Association's proposed Rules of Professional Conduct, now being considered for adoption by the Appellate Divisions in New York. We will also review the Standards of Civility. Hypothetical fact situations will be utilized. For practicing lawyers, the program will provide an update on current practices; for newly admitted lawyers, the program will provide the necessary ethical ground rules.
This program provides 3.0 credits in ethics
Current Ethical Issues for the Entertainment Lawyer (Original Live Program Date: 6/15/09)
This program will focus on the ethical mandates that every entertainment attorney should know about, whether handling transactional or litigation matters. The program will cover ethical concerns arising during various stages of a representation, including business development, Internet marketing, fee arrangements, scope of representation, multi-jurisdictional practice, and managing conflicts of interest. The presentation will also include a behind the scenes look at the Disciplinary Committee.
This program provides 3.0 credits in ethics
Ethics for the Trademark Practitioner (Original Live Program Date: 3/27/07)
This program will focus on ethical issues common to trademark and unfair competition law practitioners. A panel of experts will examine issues such as proper behavior during investigations and protecting privileged information when interacting with third parties and in-house clients.
This program provides 2.0 credits in ethics