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Adding NFTs to an IP Portfolio: Risks and Rewards, Key Considerations
Navigating Ownership, Enforcement, Contract Language, Likelihood of Confusion, Revenue Pot...
September 27, 2022 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on the risks and rewards of adding non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to an IP portfolio. The panel will address ownership, enforcement, First Amendment, and fair use defenses. The panel will discuss decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and the associated cont... Read More

Leveraging IP as Collateral: Due Diligence, Value Assessment, Risk Considerations, Contrac...
October 4, 2022 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on using IP as collateral. The panel will discuss the steps needed to conduct due diligence and determine the value of the IP assets. The panel will also address the potential risks of using IP as collateral and offer best practices for navigating through the p... Read More

University Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements
Determining Type of Transfer Agreement to Use, Structuring Key Provisions, Overcoming Uniq...
October 11, 2022 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide counsel in drafting university technology transfer and licensing agreements. The panel will discuss key contract clauses and best practices for negotiating the agreements and avoiding pitfalls unique to the university context. Read More

Leveraging New Expungement and Reexamination Proceedings Under the TMA to Protect Trademar...
Benefits and Risks, Reasonable Investigation, Instituting Proceedings, Meritless Filings,...
October 18, 2022 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on the new expungement proceedings. The panel will provide a deeper dive into the proceedings, discussing the benefits and risks and how these proceedings are instituted. The panel will address potential abuse by bad actors and the vetting process to weed out m... Read More

Nonfungible Tokens and Copyright: Ownership, Digital Exhaustion, and Resale
October 20, 2022 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on copyright issues related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The panel will examine ownership, digital exhaustion, resale, and collective rights management. The panel will offer best practices for ownership and resale of NFTs and addressing infringement issues. Read More

Functionality in Trademark Prosecution and Litigation: Protecting Trademarks, Defending Ag...
Functionality; Aesthetic Functionality; Related Copyright and Design Issues; Cross-Border...
October 25, 2022 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on protecting trademarks and trade dress, defending against such claims, and dealing with the challenges and limitations of functionality and aesthetic functionality. The panel will examine functionality as it is applied in trademark applications and trademark a... Read More

Licensing Digital Art and Copyright Metadata: Double Scienter Requirement, Implications fo...
Implications of Victor Elias Photography L.L.C. v. Ice Portal Inc.
November 1, 2022 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on digital art licensing, the recent Eleventh Circuit decision, and copyright metadata. The panel will discuss the heightened standard set by the court and its implications for photographers and other digital artists. The panel will offer best practices for lic... Read More

Influencer and Celebrity Marketing Partnerships: Sponsored Content for Brand Growth
November 29, 2022 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide IP and brand counsel on the issues arising from creating and exploiting sponsored content. The panel will address the use of third-party IP within sponsored content, content ownership, and content licensing for various uses by the brand. The panel will also discuss the in... Read More

Trademark Threats on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Other Social Media
Policing and Protecting Against Infringement and Counterfeiting by Website Users
September 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide best practices for attorneys in confronting trademark infringement and counterfeiting threats by users of social networking websites. The panel will outline strategies for businesses and their counsel to police and protect against unauthorized use of their brands on thes... Read More

Designer Jewelry, Knock-Offs, and IP Infringement: Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Dress P...
September 13, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on IP infringement related to designer and knock-off jewelry. The panel will analyze copyright, trademark, and trade dress law as applied to knock-off jewelry. The panel will address what is needed to establish a claim under each area of law and provide practic... Read More

Evidentiary Issues at the TTAB: Examination Guides, Generic Marks, Third-Party Registratio...
August 30, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on evidentiary issues at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). The panel will discuss the Examination Guides, particularly as they address generic marks, evidentiary issues related to third-party registrations, and consumer surveys. The panel will... Read More

IP and Related Issues for Computer Software: Leveraging Copyright, Trade Secrets, Trademar...
Evaluating the Protection Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks
August 23, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel in determining which of the many available forms of IP protection is the optimal mode for software in the United States, while also taking into account some international and related considerations. The panel will examine the pros and cons of each avenue and how de... Read More

Identification of Goods and Services in Trademark Applications: Key Considerations
Breadth of Identification, Impact on Foreign Filings and Enforcement, Implications of USPT...
August 16, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on the identification of goods and services and the considerations applicants should keep in mind when crafting identifications. The panel will discuss obstacles to registration and the implications of the USPTO's proof of use audits on crafting identific... Read More

Registering Trademarks: Overcoming Genericness Refusals, New Trademark Examination Evident...
August 9, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on the new Examination Guide on genericness. The panel will discuss how examining attorneys at the USPTO and panels at the TTAB decide the issue of genericism as it relates to trademark applications. The panel will outline approaches that work and don't w... Read More

Counterfeit Goods on Social Media: Takedowns, Litigation, and Other Alternatives for Comba...
August 2, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on combating the sale of counterfeit goods on social media platforms. The panel will discuss best practices for building intellectual property rights and preparing for social media anti-counterfeiting programs, submitting takedowns, platform immunities, safe har... Read More

Blockchain-Based Domains and Trademark Rights: Implications for Brands, Protecting IP, Enf...
July 26, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on blockchain-based names and domains. The panel will examine the opportunities and challenges they present for brand owners. The panel will discuss how blockchain-based names and domain names are being used. The panel will also discuss the enforcement difficult... Read More

Trademark Prosecution in China: Timing, Filing Strategy, Appropriate Translations, and Reg...
Key Considerations When Seeking Brand Protection
July 19, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for companies with products in China to ensure IP protection through trademark registration. The panel will examine the considerations and procedures involved with securing trademark protection in China, such as actions against infringers. Read More

Bad Faith in Trademark Registrations: Navigating Recent Changes in the U.S., EU, and China
Mitigating the Impact of Bad Faith Registrations on Good Faith Applications
July 12, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide trademark counsel on recent global efforts to combat bad faith filings. The panel will focus on the recent U.S., China, and EU changes. The panel will offer best practices for dealing with bad faith registrations when they impact good faith applications. They will also ad... Read More

Trademark Registration and Use in the EU: Navigating Examination, Refusals, Appeals, and O...
July 6, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide trademark counsel on trademark registration and use in the European Union (EU). The panel will discuss what can and cannot be registered to file the trademark application. The panel will discuss refusals, documentation, the classification system, the examination procedure... Read More

Rights of Publicity and Social Media: Navigating the Complexities Absent Clear Court Guida...
Leveraging Social Media and Minimizing Exposure to Infringement Risk
June 28, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide companies and counsel on leveraging social media in brand promotion while navigating the right of publicity. The panel will offer best practices for minimizing infringement risks with little court precedent as guidance and differing state laws. Read More

Student-Athlete NIL: Federal and State Legislative Updates and Disparities, Litigation Tre...
June 23, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel to companies, universities, and student-athletes on name, image, and likeness (NIL) developments. The panel will discuss legislative updates and litigation trends and address pay-to-play concerns and issues related to using a university's IP. The panel will also d... Read More

Digital Fashion and Brand Protection: Leveraging Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Dress; NF...
June 21, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on protecting fashion intellectual property in the metaverse. The panel will discuss the various forms of IP that can protect fashion in the digital world of virtual reality and gaming and with respect to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the challenges of enforce... Read More

Trademarks Abandonment at TTAB and the Courts: Impact on Global Brands
June 7, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on trademark abandonment in the Courts and before the TTAB. The panel will address how an abandonment decision affects a global brand and offer best practices on how to avoid abandonment. Read More

NFT and Intellectual Property Intersection: Licensing, Monitoring, Enforcement Strategies
May 31, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the intersection with IP. The panelist will discuss the current lay of the land and examine IP protection, licensing, and enforcement strategies. The panelist will also discuss the growing number of lawsuits related to NFTs and... Read More

Registering Trademarks: Overcoming Section 2(d) Likelihood of Confusion Refusals
May 26, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel in understanding how examining attorneys at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and panels at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decide the issue of likelihood of confusion as it relates to trademark applications. The panel will outline approa... Read More

Trademark Infringement Remedies: Protecting IP Rights and Overcoming Challenges
May 17, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on the monetary and non-monetary remedies available for trademark infringement. The speaker will address navigating through inconsistent court rulings on trademark infringement remedies. Read More

Inducement Following GSK v. Teva
Evaluating the Effect of a Skinny Label, Implications of Recent Court Treatment
May 11, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on issues of inducement in pharmaceutical patent litigation in light of the GSK v. Teva decision. The panel will also discuss strategies and tactics regarding claim language and label language, as well as types of evidence to adduce to prove inducement of in... Read More

Open Source Licensing Risks and Requirements: Contract Compliance, Copyright Infringement,...
May 10, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel for companies using open source software to understand and address the legal risks of open source licensing. The panel will provide best practices for ensuring compliance, minimizing infringement, and monitoring. Read More

Brand Protection in the Metaverse: Obtaining, Monitoring, and Enforcing Trademarks; Mitiga...
May 5, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on protecting brands in the metaverse. The panel will discuss trademark protection of brands in the metaverse and the use of protected works and third-party marks. The panel will examine potential infringement and the liability risks, as well as what steps bran... Read More

The Trademark Modernization Act and Beyond: Prosecution Procedure Changes, New Weapons for...
New Mechanisms for Challenging Inaccurate and Bad-Faith Filings, Revived Cause of Action f...
April 21, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP professionals on the new Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) and related judicial and regulatory developments aimed at protecting the integrity of the USPTO's trademark registers. The panel will discuss: * the TMA's new ex parte procedures for challenging registr... Read More

NFTs and Rights Clearance: Due Diligence, Transfer of Rights, NIL, Terms of Service
April 19, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on clearing rights associated with nonfungible tokens (NFTs). The panel will discuss the key considerations related to rights clearance and NFTs, including the rights in the underlying asset, transfer of rights, name, image and likeness (NIL), and terms of service.... Read More

Demonstrating Use in Commerce for Trademark Registration and Enforcement
Navigating Use in Commerce Requirements Under the Lanham Act and for Purposes of Registrat...
April 12, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel for establishing proper use of a mark in commerce under the Lanham Act for purposes of securing registration, maintaining registration and/or establishing priority under Section 2(d), along with best practices to implement going forward. Read More

New SAG-AFTRA Influencer Agreement and Influencer-Produced Sponsored Content Waiver: Key P...
March 30, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on the new Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Influencer Agreement and the new Influencer Waiver. The panel will discuss the key provisions of the Influencer Agreement and the Influencer Waiver. The panel will ad... Read More

Protecting Nontraditional Trademarks Under Trademark, Copyright, and Design Patent Law
Using Conventional and Unconventional Approaches to Establish, Register, and Enforce Marks
March 24, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on the challenges and processes involved in trademarking and protecting nontraditional categories. The panel will offer approaches for registering and enforcing marks involving uniquely identifiable packaging, shapes, sounds, and other nonconventional aspects. Read More

Licensing Artificial Intelligence Systems
Rights of Licensor and Licensee, Liability for IP Infringement by AI, Rights to Product of...
March 22, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on addressing the IP and risk allocation challenges when licensing artificial intelligence (AI). The panel will discuss how AI licensing agreements differ from traditional software licensing agreements. The panel will also discuss the key provisions to be considere... Read More

Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings at the TTAB
March 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel in navigating opposition proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), opposing the application, or responding to the opposition. The panel will examine issues and offer strategies for filing the opposition, discovery, and trial phase. Read More

Proving Damages in Trademark and Copyright Cases
Actual and Statutory Damages, Disgorgement, Willfulness, Burden Shifting, Use of Experts
March 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on proving damages in trademark and copyright litigation. The panel will examine the damages available as well as the factors to consider when determining which damages to seek. The panel will also discuss the use of experts and burden shifting situations and of... Read More

Fraud at the TTAB: Leveraging the New Lower Standard, Mitigating Risk of Cancellation
February 22, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide trademark counsel on the recent trend at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) on pleading fraud. The panel will discuss best practices to mitigate the risk of inaccurate applications and registrations. Read More

Madrid Protocol: Obtaining and Maintaining International Trademark Protection
Filing Procedure, Deficiency Notices, Subsequent Designations, Application Amendments, and...
February 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the Madrid Protocol, including the application and examination process, how and where to file, amending an application, and dividing a registration. The panel will examine how to respond to a notice of irregularity from WIPO, apply for subsequent designations... Read More

Fair Use and IP Infringement on Social Media: Policing and Protecting Licenses, Copyright,...
February 9, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explain to counsel when fair use protects sharing content on social media sites and when it crosses the line into unauthorized infringement. The panel will outline steps for counsel to advise companies on monitoring and protecting against unauthorized use of their brands and soc... Read More

Responding to Trademark Office Actions: Raising Specimen Refusals, Disclaimer Requirements...
Overcoming Challenges With Descriptiveness, Likelihood of Confusion, Blocking Citations, a...
February 3, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on addressing refusals of registrations, from substitute specimens to disclaimers and suspension inquiries. The panel will offer strategies for counsel to overcome refusals that arise in the trademark application process. Read More

Structuring Student-Athlete NIL Agreements: Recent Decisions, Regulations, and Key Provisi...
January 27, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel to companies, universities, and student-athletes on name, image, and likeness (NIL) agreements. The panel will discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision permitting student-athletes to use their NIL. The panel will address the considerations for counsel and off... Read More

Functionality in Trade Dress Prosecution and Litigation: Protecting the Look and Feel of P...
January 25, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on identifying and overcoming challenges related to the distinction between nonfunctionality and functionality in connection with trade dress. The panel will examine the judicial treatment of that distinction in the registration and litigation contexts. Read More

When a Business Uses Music: When are Music Licenses Needed and What Legal Issues Should be...
January 11, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide business attorneys on determining when their clients need music licenses for the use of music by any of their clients. The panel will discuss how any business may need to obtain licenses when they use music in events (including virtual events), commercials, websites, podca... Read More

Protecting Trademark Rights Outside the U.S.
Registering Marks Abroad, Pros and Cons of the Madrid System, Enforcing IP Rights
December 14, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel to trademark owners and applicants in deciding whether to register marks outside the U.S., the advantages and disadvantages of the Madrid System for International Registration, and trademark rights enforcement challenges. Read More

IP Licensing and the Metaverse: Practical Considerations and Key Provisions for Agreements
Implications for the Physical World and Mitigating Risks in the Metaverse
December 7, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel on licensing IP and the metaverse. The panel will discuss the practical considerations and critical provisions of licensing agreements for the physical world and metaverse contracts. The panel will also examine metaverse implications for physical world contracts a... Read More

Product Designs and Packaging Protection: Leveraging Trade Dress, Design Patent and Copyri...
Overcoming the Challenges of Protecting the Look and Feel of Products and Packaging
November 18, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on protecting product designs and packaging. The panel will review current case law and discuss the unique challenges of packaging and product design protection and the options available to overcome them. The panel will provide practical guidance for leveraging... Read More

Trademark Enforcement: Analyzing Claims, Crafting Cease and Desist Letters, Monitoring Mar...
November 10, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to trademark owners to develop and implement effective trademark enforcement strategies. The panel will review recent developments that may impact trademark enforcement efforts. Read More

Structuring Trademark Clearance Opinions
Assessing Search Results to Identify Infringements, Overcoming Clearance Challenges, Prepa...
November 9, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on conducting, analyzing, and using trademark searches. The panel will discuss overcoming the challenges in the trademark clearance process and outline best practices for preparing clearance opinions. Read More

Employee-Created Intellectual Property: Securing Ownership Rights in a Remote Working Envi...
Structuring Assignment Agreements and Third-Party Contractor Agreements, Navigating Carve-...
November 2, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide IP counsel with guidance on securing ownership to IP created by employees or independent contractors. The panel will discuss strategies for structuring employee assignment agreements and third-party contractor agreements. The panel will also address key provisions, carve... Read More

Adoption of Pharmaceutical Trademarks for Approval: Navigating Differing Standards at the...
October 26, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the complexities of the pharmaceutical trademark adoption process to support a successful launch of a company's new pharmaceutical product. In particular, the panel will discuss the challenges inherent in pharmaceutical brand development and approval, an over... Read More

Trademark Licensing: Key Provisions, Practical Considerations to Maximize and Protect the...
Structuring and Managing an Agreement, Reporting, Auditing, Termination
October 19, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE will guide IP counsel on licensing trademarks. The panel will discuss the practical considerations and key provisions of the licensing agreement. The panel will address the extent of rights, commercial and financial considerations, compensation, reporting and auditing, and termination, amon... Read More

IP Agreements: Structuring Indemnification and Limitation of Liability Provisions to Alloc...
October 12, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to IP owners, licensees, and licensors to protect their interests by allocating infringement risks during negotiations using indemnification and limitation of liability provisions in the agreement. The panel will offer best practices for negotiating and structuri... Read More

Embedding Photos and Videos From Social Media and Copyright Infringement
Recent Court Treatment, Responding to Unlicensed Use, and Ensuring Policies are in Place t...
October 5, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on embedded photos from social media and the associated copyright issues. The panel will review recent court treatment of these issues. The panel will discuss what companies can and should do if they have unlicensed third-party content currently embedded on thei... Read More

Trademark Application Pre-Filing Strategies: Overcoming the Obstacles
Anticipating Blocking Citations, Determining Applicant/Owner, Adhering to Settlement Agree...
September 28, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on effective strategies before a trademark application is filed. The panel will discuss pre-filing considerations and offer best practices for overcoming pre-filing obstacles for trademark applications. Read More

Trademark Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents: Prosecution, Clearances, Infringing Marks in Di...
September 14, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on the doctrine of foreign equivalents. The panel will examine the doctrine in the context of trademark prosecution and clearances and trademark infringement in different languages. The panel will also review recent cases and discuss the lessons from thos... Read More

Settling Trademark and Other IP Disputes: Key Lessons From 1-800 Contacts, Balancing Antit...
September 9, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals' recent decision in the 1-800 Contacts case and the implications for trademark and other IP enforcement and settlement. The panel will offer best practices for how companies may reduce antitrust risks in settling trademark... Read More

Licensing Trade Secrets: Risks and Benefits, License and Payment Terms, Boilerplate Langua...
Avoiding Litigation, Allocating Risk, and Maximizing Trade Secret Value
August 26, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare IP counsel to craft trade secret licenses. The panel will discuss the risks and benefits and review key clauses. The panel will outline best practices for structuring the agreement to avoid litigation, allocate risk, and maximize value. Read More

Joint or Co-Ownership in Copyright and Protecting IP Rights: Assignment, Licensing, Transf...
August 24, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine co-ownership of a copyright, discuss the impact of recent federal appellate court decisions, and offer best practices to protect ownership rights. Read More

Trademark Licenses and Accidental Franchises
Navigating Differences Between Trademark Licenses and Franchises, Avoiding Naked Licenses
August 17, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the differences between trademark licenses and franchises and provides best practices for structuring licenses to avoid inadvertently creating a franchise agreement. The panel will also discuss best practices for avoiding a naked license, complying with franchise laws if... Read More

U.S. Trademark Office Changes and the Impact: Rules to Implement the TMA, Specimen Require...
August 3, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on recent rule changes and proposed rule changes by the U.S. Trademark Office, including those implementing the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA). The panel will examine the impact of these changes on trademark applicants, registrants, and U.S. trademark practic... Read More

Trade Secrets in IP Litigation: Strategies for Disclosure and Protection in Discovery, Pre...
July 27, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on disclosing and protecting trade secrets in trade secret litigation. The panel will examine the risks related to disclosing trade secrets and address the when and how of disclosure during discovery, pre-trial, and trial. The panel will also discuss recent deci... Read More

Protecting Trademarks Abroad: Madrid System vs. National Filing Directly in Foreign Jurisd...
July 20, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel to trademark owners regarding trademark registration strategy outside the U.S. The panel will take an in-depth look at the advantages and disadvantages of using the Madrid System and filing national applications through local counsel in the foreign jurisdiction. Th... Read More

Copyright and the Originality Requirement for 2-D and 3-D Designs: Guidance From Recent De...
July 7, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the originality requirement for copyright and the challenges of meeting that requirement. The panel will discuss recent U.S. Copyright Office Review Board and judicial decisions involving 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional designs and consider how the law applie... Read More

Derivative Works and Copyright: Scope, Termination, Infringement, Considerations for Draft...
June 22, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on derivative works, the scope of the derivative right, termination of granted rights, and lessons from recent court decisions. The panel will also discuss copyright infringement when making/selling derivative works and the intersection with fair u... Read More

Google v. Oracle: Implications for Fair Use Doctrine, Developing, Copying and Licensing So...
June 15, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel the Supreme Court's recent decision in Google v. Oracle. The panel will discuss the decision and the implications for the fair use doctrine and the copyrightability of application programming interfaces (APIs). The panel will also address the potential implicati... Read More

Trademark Incapability, Merely Informational, and Failure to Function Refusals: Strategies...
Assessing Response Alternatives and Persuading the Examiner
June 10, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on strategies for assessing, avoiding, and overcoming trademark incapability, failure to function, and merely informational trademark registration refusals from the USPTO. Read More

WHOIS and Enforcement: Data Accuracy Concerns, Natural/Legal Person, NIS2, SSAD, and Curre...
Opportunities and Risks of UDRP, ACPA, PDDRP, Sunrise and Trademark Claims Services
June 1, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on recent developments on WHOIS heading into the next Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meeting (ICANN71). The panel will also discuss the current policy issues driving changes to WHOIS and how data is accessed all with an eye on... Read More

Meeting Distinctiveness Requirements for International Trademarks
Protecting Global Brands in the EU, UK, China, Canada, and More
May 25, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel for multinational companies on distinctiveness outside the U.S. The panel will compare and contrast the requirements and offer best practices for meeting the requirements in multiple countries. Read More

Trademark Infringement and Irreparable Harm: Implications of the Trademark Modernization A...
Proving Harm With and Without Survey Evidence
May 18, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on the courts' treatment of irreparable harm since the eBay decision and the Trademark Modernization Act's (TMA) impact. The panel will also discuss the steps to take to prove irreparable harm and obtain an injunction--both with and without survey evidenc... Read More

Trademark Representation Risks: Best Practices for Reducing Malpractice and Ethics Complai...
Recognizing and Eliminating Problem Behavior, Identifying and Preventing Client Conflicts,...
May 6, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on minimizing the risk of ethics and malpractice claims in trademark representations. The panel will examine common pitfalls and problematic behavior, client conflict issues, and hypothetical scenarios. The panel will also offer guidance on steps counsel can tak... Read More

Trademark Year in Review: Understanding Key 2020 Trademark Decisions and Their Impact On Y...
Generic + TLD Marks, Profit Disgorgement, Color Marks, Standing in TTAB Proceedings, Failu...
April 27, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine key 2020 decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). The panel will discuss best practices to incorporate these decisions into trademark registration and trademark enforcement strategi... Read More

Trademark Confusion: Proving or Defending Against Infringement
Addressing Forward, Reverse, Initial Interest, Post-Sale, and Affiliation Confusion Challe...
April 20, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare trademark counsel to understand the different types of trademark confusion and meet the challenges of each. The panel will discuss applications of the likelihood-of-confusion standard and will review recent developments in trademark confusion. Read More

Protecting IP Rights in the Food and Beverage Industry
Leveraging Trademarks and Copyrights to Protect IP From Product Development to Marketplace...
April 13, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel advising companies in the food and beverage industry on managing key intellectual property challenges. The panel will discuss infringement and enforcement and licensing and leveraging protection to enhance the brand. Read More

Fraud in Trademark Applications and Registrations: Proving or Defeating Allegations
Navigating Differing Standards at the TTAB and in the Regional Circuits, Mitigating the Ri...
March 30, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review TTAB and court treatment of fraud in the procurement and maintenance of trademark registrations. The panel will suggest best practices for trademark applicants, owners, and their counsel to mitigate the risk of findings of fraud arising from inaccurate recitations in trad... Read More

Implied License and De Minimis Use Defenses in IP Litigation: Raising and Contesting the D...
March 25, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on using the implied license and de minimis use defenses in copyright and trademark litigation. The panel will examine recent litigation and discuss the analysis for both defenses and when the defenses are likely to succeed. The panel will offer best practices f... Read More

Sublicenses and Unintended Sublicenses in Social Media
Mitigating Risks to IP Rights, Third-Party License Managers in Social Media Disputes
March 16, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on sublicenses and unintended sublicenses through social media and IP rights implications. The panel will discuss recent litigation that demonstrates the risks to IP rights and steps that can be taken to mitigate these risks. The panel will also discuss third-party... Read More

Protecting Trademarks Post-Brexit: Implications of Brexit on IP Rights
Current and Pending EU Registrations, Renewals, and Cancellation; Considerations for IP Ag...
February 23, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on trademark protection after Brexit. The panel will discuss current EU registrations, renewals, and cancellations, as well as pending EU applications. The panel will address IP agreements and the importance of reviewing these agreements and considering whether... Read More

Enforcing Trademark Rights Against Gray Market Imports
Preventing Sales, Dealing With Retailers, U.S. Customs, and Copyright Law
February 2, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on the challenges in enforcing trademark rights against gray market imports in traditional retail environments and over the internet, including the gray market sale of products directly to U.S. consumers via foreign websites and on U.S. websites. The panel will exa... Read More

Madrid Protocol: Obtaining and Maintaining International Trademark Protection
Filing Procedure, Deficiency Notices, Subsequent Designations, Application Amendments, and...
January 28, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the Madrid Protocol, including the application and examination process, how and where to file, amending an application, and dividing a registration. The panel will examine how to respond to a notice of irregularity from WIPO, apply for subsequent designations... Read More

Rebranding Trademarks: Challenges of Walking Away and Choosing a New Mark
January 12, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel and companies facing the decision to rebrand trademarks. The panel will address the legal and business issues that arise when companies consider dropping or changing a mark, including when dropping a potentially offensive or insensitive trademark. The pan... Read More

Making Section 2(f) Claims: Demonstrating Acquired Distinctiveness
Leveraging Declarations, Establishing Use and Evidence of Secondary Meaning
January 7, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel in understanding how the courts and USPTO view the issue of acquired distinctiveness in support of a trademark application. The panel will outline approaches that work--and those that don't work--in demonstrating acquired distinctiveness. Read More

IP Rights in eSports: Maximizing Brand Control, Minimizing Infringement Risks
December 21, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel advising eSports game creators, designers, event sponsors, gamers, and others in the eSports industry on protecting IP rights. The panel will discuss infringement and enforcement and IP provisions in contracts to maximize control over the products and brands. Read More

Trademark Genericism: Minimizing Risks to Brands, Protecting Brand Value, Best Practices,...
December 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel and brand owners on genericism and its threat to brands. The panel will discuss the risks of genericide to brand owners and where and how they arise. The panel also will discuss the steps companies and their counsel should take to minimize these risks. Th... Read More

Refuting Obviousness With Secondary Considerations
Surviving or Defeating Validity Challenges, Lessons From Recent Federal Circuit and PTAB D...
December 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the use of secondary considerations to demonstrate or refute obviousness. The panel will examine what works and what does not when seeking to survive or defeat validity challenges. The panel will also review recent Federal Circuit decisions and PTAB prece... Read More

Blockchain in Trademark Transactions, Enforcement
Documenting Use in Commerce, Detecting Counterfeit Goods, Chain of Ownership and Assignmen...
December 9, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the many possible uses of blockchain for trademark management and transactions. The panel will discuss how brand owners can leverage blockchain in establishing, licensing, and enforcing trademark rights. Read More

Online Counterfeiting and Infringements: Pursuing Trademark and Design Patent Infringers
Monitoring Social Media Sites, Identifying Legitimate Goods With Registries
November 24, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide strategies for IP counsel to monitor and protect against online sales of counterfeit products. The panel will examine new brand registries that identify legitimate brand goods, review lessons from recent cases, and offer best practices for stopping online infringers. Read More

Trade Dress, Design Patent, and Copyright: Strategies to Maximize Protection, Challenge an...
November 12, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on maximizing the protection of product design and packaging by using trade dress, trademark, patent, and copyright law. The panel will discuss the advantages and mechanics of design patent protection and trade dress protection. Read More

Domain Name Disputes Post-GDPR: Navigating URS, UDRP, ACPA With Reduced Access to Informat...
November 11, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the impact of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on domain name dispute mechanisms and access to accurate WHOIS. The panel will examine the domain name dispute process in light of reduced access to information that has been traditionally used.... Read More

Nonuse of Trademarks Due to Economic Hiatus: Maintaining Registration, Navigating Excusabl...
November 5, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to trademark counsel on excusable nonuse of marks, including the impact of COVID. The panel will examine recent cases and the lessons learned from them. The panel will also discuss use audits and the implications of those audits for nonuse. The panel will examin... Read More

Mobile Apps: Navigating Intellectual Property, Data Privacy, and Cybersecurity
October 27, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to anticipate and respond to legal challenges facing companies that develop and utilize mobile apps. The panel will examine and offer solutions to hurdles to obtaining IP protection for mobile apps, outline strategies for minimizing infringement risks, monitoring... Read More

Trademark Maintenance: Monitoring, Renewing, and Auditing Marks to Ensure Brand Protection
October 14, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on trademark maintenance. The panel will discuss the monitoring of marks and the renewal process. They will address protecting a company's brand by conducting regular trademark audits, examine recent case law, and provide best practices for maintaining tr... Read More

Booking.com and Implications for Domain-Name Trademarks: Distinctiveness, Consumer Surveys...
September 29, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel through the Supreme Court's June 30, 2020 decision in Booking.com and its implications on brand management strategy related to domain names containing generic terms, including trademark prosecution and trademark enforcement. The panel will address the pot... Read More

Perfecting Security Interests in Intellectual Property: Article 9, Federal IP Statutes, an...
September 23, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss how IP attorneys can perfect security interests in intellectual property under UCC Article 9. The panel will explain the intricacies of overlapping federal IP statutes impacting IP security interests, outline best practices for drafting the IP security agreement, and bri... Read More

Trademark Applications and Protection: Parallel vs. Serial Approach
Clearance, Intent to Use, International Filings, Non-Traditional and Descriptive Marks, an...
September 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on whether to file trademark applications using a parallel or a serial approach. The panel will examine the benefits and challenges of parallel applications as well as serial applications. The panel will offer best practices for determining how to pursue... Read More

IP Licenses in Bankruptcy: Strategies for Licensees and Licensors to Protect IP Interests...
September 10, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP licensor, licensee, and bankruptcy counsel on the impact of the Bankruptcy Code on IP license agreements. The panel will examine the Supreme Court's decision addressing trademark licenses in bankruptcy. The panel will analyze the issues from all perspectives and outline... Read More

Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct and Unclean Hands in Patent Prosecution and Litig...
July 30, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on understanding the types of activity that may lead to a finding of inequitable conduct or unclean hands. The panel will also provide insights into practical tactics to avoid the risk of a court's ruling of inequitable conduct or unclean hands. The panel wi... Read More

Color Marks and Brand Strategy: Proving Distinctiveness, Demonstrating Mark is Not Functio...
July 28, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on protecting color marks. The panel will examine recent court and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decisions regarding color marks. The panel will also discuss the evidentiary requirements for proving distinctiveness, outline how to show that color is no... Read More

Evidence at the PTAB: Evolving Standards, New Precedential and Informative Decisions
Best Practices for Submitting and Challenging Evidence in PTAB Proceedings
July 23, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel through the evolving evidentiary standards at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The panel will examine decisions recently designated as precedential or informative and their impact on the standards. The panel will off... Read More

UDRP, URS, ACPA and Beyond: Domain Name Enforcement, Brand Protection Strategies, Recent D...
July 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on the relative advantages and disadvantages of the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP), the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) system, and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). The panel will examine the considerations in determining which ac... Read More

IP Rights and Infringement With Podcasts and Live Streaming
Copyright, Trademark and Other IP Considerations When Creating or Producing Podcast or Liv...
July 14, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide intellectual property counsel on the IP issues that arise in podcasts and live streaming. The panel will discuss protecting rights in podcasts and live streaming. The panel will also examine the steps to take to minimize the likelihood of infringing upon the IP rights of o... Read More

Global Patent Litigation: Leveraging the Substantive and Procedural Differences Between th...
June 30, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to patent counsel on litigation of patent rights globally. The panel will examine substantive and procedural differences that counsel should analyze when determining when and where to bring infringement suits in various global jurisdictions. The panel will also... Read More

Trademark Remedies: Willfulness Requirement, Lessons From Romag v. Fossil, Implications fo...
Maximizing Monetary and Non-Monetary Remedies in Trademark Litigation
June 23, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the monetary and non-monetary remedies available for trademark infringement. The panel will examine the Supreme Court's recent decision in Romag Fasteners v. Fossil, the willfulness requirement, and the decision's potential impact. The panel will discuss non-... Read More

Structuring Trademark Coexistence Agreements: Evaluating and Negotiating Agreements to Res...
June 3, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel to trademark owners on negotiating and drafting coexistence agreements. The panel will offer strategies for pursuing, negotiating, and structuring such contracts. Read More

Global Patent Litigation: Trends, Tools, and Strategies to Enforce Your Patent Rights Glob...
Data Metrics, Win Rates, and Other Key Considerations for Parties Pursuing a Global Approa...
June 2, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the enforcement of patent rights globally. The panel will examine global patent litigation to protect IP rights in the worldwide marketplace. The panel will discuss current global litigation trends and the tools necessary when determining if, when, and wh... Read More

Inducement to Infringe in Hatch-Waxman Litigation: Strategies for Patent Drafting, Prosecu...
May 28, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with suggestions on claim and label language; to proactively coordinate patent, regulatory, and clinical personnel; and to maintain consistency between claims and likely or actual label language throughout patent prosecution and label negotiation with the... Read More

Protecting Copyrights on the Internet: Latest Approaches and Developments
Navigating Fair Use, Infringement Claims, DMCA Safe Harbor and Secondary Liability Issues
May 13, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare copyright counsel to police and protect against copyright infringement on the internet. The panel will outline the tools available to monitor IP rights and examine fair use defenses and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor. Read More

IP Protection and Limitations for Fictional Characters: Trademark, Copyright, and Contract...
April 29, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the legal protections available for fictional characters. The panel will discuss strategies for using copyright, trademark rights, and contract provisions to build equity in fictional characters. They will also discuss limitations on exclusive use and will of... Read More

Patent Litigation: Formulating Infringement Positions Within the Scope of the Invention, A...
April 29, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent litigators in understanding and recognizing untenable positions in patent infringement litigation. The panel will discuss how to formulate reasonable infringement positions that do not press patents beyond the scope of the invention and will offer strategies to navi... Read More

Trademark Registration: Overcoming Failure-to-Function Refusals, Meeting Use and Distincti...
April 22, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on avoiding or overcoming potential roadblocks to trademark registration for failure to function under the Lanham Act. The panel will discuss the use and distinctiveness requirements and how the USPTO and courts have treated the issue. The panel will also provid... Read More

IP Rights in the Fashion Industry: Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents to Protect Designs...
April 16, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel advising designers and others in the fashion industry on managing key intellectual property challenges. The panel will discuss infringement and enforcement, as well as utilizing trademark, copyright, and design patent law to protect IP rights and build and enhan... Read More

Managing IP While Using Open Source: Copyright and Patent Licensing
Assessing Software Options, Mitigating Risk of IP Infringement in Software Development
April 1, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on managing IP while benefiting from using open source. The panel will review the risks and benefits of using open source software and ways to appropriately manage IP rights while participating in the open source community. The panel will also discuss patent issues... Read More

Paragraph IV Litigation, IPRs, and New Settlement Risks
Interplay Between Paragraph IV Litigation and IPRs, Multiple Generic Challengers, Key Issu...
March 31, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on pharmaceutical-related patent challenges from strategy to settlement. The panel will discuss the interplay between Paragraph IV litigation and post-grant proceedings, and where multiple generic challengers fit in the exclusivity scheme. The presenters will also... Read More

IP Issues in Marketing and Advertising: Identifying and Perfecting IP Rights, Minimizing R...
March 18, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on the IP issues involved in marketing and advertising. The panel will offer guidance in identifying, perfecting, and enforcing IP rights and will address potential pitfalls and what companies and their counsel can do to avoid or mitigate risks. Read More

Hashtag Trademarks: Legal and Practical Implications of Use by Brand Owners or Third Parti...
March 11, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on the use of trademarks as hashtags. The panel will examine the pros and cons of using a mark as a hashtag. The panel will discuss determining whether to use a mark as a hashtag, how to use it, and the steps to take to protect the mark when using it as a... Read More

Trademarks and Reverse, Forward, Post-Sale, and Initial Interest Confusion
Proving or Defending Against Infringement Under the Likelihood of Confusion Standard
February 19, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare trademark counsel to understand the different types of trademark confusion and meet the challenges of each. The panel will discuss applying the likelihood of confusion standard and will review recent developments in trademark confusion. Read More

Trademark Infringement and Enforcement in China
Protecting and Enforcing IP Rights Under Trademark Law Amendments, New IP Tribunal, and Re...
February 11, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer guidance to counsel for companies operating in the Chinese market on protecting and asserting trademarks. The panel will examine China's current trademark environment, including the recent amendments to the trademark law and the new IP tribunal, as well as 2019 key decisio... Read More

Registering Trademarks: Overcoming Descriptive, Geographic, and Surname Refusals
February 6, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on avoiding or overcoming potential roadblocks to trademark registration under Section 2(e) of the Lanham Act. The panel will discuss the descriptive, geographic, and surname requirements and offer best practices for overcoming descriptive, geographic, and surna... Read More

Trademarks, Search Engine Keywords and Keyword Advertising: Understanding the Risks
January 28, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the legal implications around the purchase and use of key words, keyword advertising, and the intersection with trademark law. The panel will examine how courts have treated trademark infringement claims related to keywords. The panel will offer guidance for... Read More

Blockchain and IP: Smart Contracts, Protecting Innovations, Enforcing Licenses, and More
January 23, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will familiarize counsel with some of the current and potential uses of blockchains, and more broadly, distributed ledger technology (DLT). The panel will also discuss the legal and regulatory hurdles that companies may encounter in implementing and transacting on DLT platforms, hand... Read More

Divided Patent Infringement and Inducement: Protecting IP Rights and Allocating Liability
January 21, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on handling divided infringement claims when enforcing patent rights. The panel will review recent court decisions and outline steps to protect IP rights and allocate liability in the event of an infringement. Read More

Patent Litigation in China: Navigating the Chinese System and IP Courts
January 16, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer guidance to counsel for companies operating in the Chinese market on asserting patents and avoiding and defending patent infringement litigation. The panel will also outline best practices for counsel involved in infringement disputes in China. Read More

Trademark Bullying: Cease and Desist and Litigation Tactics in the Battle for Brand Protec...
January 16, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for counsel to trademark owners to understand trademark bullying in the context of brand protection. The panel will outline approaches to fight trademark bullies or to respond to being accused of being a trademark bully. Read More

Intellectual Property in Government Contracts: Negotiating, Preserving and Enforcing IP Ri...
December 18, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel in preserving and protecting clients' intellectual property rights in government contracting. The panel will review best practices for counsel for negotiating the contract and will address potential government misuse of the IP and remedies. Read More

WHOIS, GDPR and ICANN: Policing and Protecting IP Rights Post-GDPR
November 14, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP and brand counsel on the WHOIS system and brand protection after the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The panel will examine the impact of the GDPR and offer best practices on protecting brands during this period of uncertainty. Read More

IP Rights in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Protected Works, Third-Party Marks, Content Created for AR/VR, Content Created in VR
October 30, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on intellectual property issues that arise in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The panel will discuss the protection of IP rights and address the use of protected works and third-party marks. The panel will also examine potential IP infringement and... Read More

PTAB Trial Practice: New Trial Guidance, and Precedential and Informative Decisions
Implications for Discretionary Institution, Discovery, Claim Construction, Joinder, Amendm...
October 10, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide patent counsel with insights on the new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) trial practice guidance, focusing on claim construction, amendment practice, additional discovery, joinder, institution decisions, and much more. The panel will discuss the implications of the n... Read More

Privilege in IP Litigation: Overcoming Challenges in Review, Applicability to Foreign Atto...
September 12, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the unique challenges related to privilege in IP litigation. The panel will discuss how the courts have treated the issue of privilege in IP litigation and address privilege review and the applicability to documents involving non-U.S. attorneys. The panel wil... Read More

Combating Counterfeiting: Collaborating With Competitors, Customers and Online Operators
Protecting Confidential Information and Trade Secrets, Avoiding Antitrust Risks
July 31, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel to brand owners on collaborating with competitors, customers and others to fight counterfeiters. The program will discuss the importance of working with business competitors as well as the roadblocks and risks for companies deciding whether to collaborate. The prog... Read More

USPTO Recent Precedential and Informative Decisions: Lessons for PTAB Practice
Guidance on Issue Joinder, New Evidence at Rehearing, Live Testimony at Oral Hearing, RPI,...
July 18, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) precedential or informative decisions. The panel will discuss what they mean for the introduction of new evidence at rehearing, issue joinder, live testimony at oral hearings, and the PTAB's discretion to de... Read More

New European Copyright Directive: Fundamental Shift From U.S. Policy
Enforceability for U.S. Companies, Required Licensing Agreements, Take Down Policies, Prep...
July 10, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the new European Copyright Directive and what it means for U.S. companies. The panel will explain what exactly it means procedurally and discuss its enforceability as well as the consequences for failing to comply. The panel will also discuss what steps U.S. companies sh... Read More

Comparative Advertising: Avoiding Trademark Infringement, Disparagement
Lessons From Recent Cases, Avoiding Pitfalls, and Substantiating Comparative Claims
June 25, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel to companies using or facing competitor comparative advertising. The panel will examine the use of competitor's marks/logos in advertising, puffery vs. actionable comparative advertising, the use of consumer-generated content related to competitors, and substantiat... Read More

Emojis: Trademark, Copyright, Rights of Publicity and Other Considerations
June 13, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel for protecting emojis under trademark and copyright law. The panel will discuss the potential challenges of getting protection as well as emoji trolling. The panel will also address issues that may arise related to the interpretation of emojis and the use of emo... Read More

Canadian Trademark Law Changes: Are You Ready for the June 2019 Effective Date?
Key Changes in Registration, Nice Classification System, Application and Opposition Proced...
March 19, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance on the Canadian trademark rules and amendments, critical changes in registration, classification, applications, oppositions, and more. The panel will discuss the implications for U.S. IP owners and will guide counsel operating under the new system to protect IP... Read More

Licensing Agreements in the Fashion Industry
Due Diligence, Key Provisions, Celebrity Licenses, Alternatives to Traditional Licensing
March 6, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide IP counsel with guidance on licensing in the fashion industry and will examine the critical aspects of fashion licensing. The panel also will address licensing agreements when the licensor is a celebrity and discuss co-branding and other alternatives to traditional licen... Read More

Infringement of IP Rights in Augmented and Virtual Reality
Protecting and Monitoring Trademarks, Right of Publicity, Copyrights
February 21, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on intellectual property infringement issues that arise in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The panel will discuss steps that IP owners can take to monitor and police use of their marks, copyrights and images and what game developers, creators and o... Read More

Whether and How to Appeal a PTO Final Refusal: TTAB and Beyond
Navigating Ex Parte Appeals, Civil Actions in District Court, and Appeals to the Federal C...
February 12, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on appealing final refusals by the Trademark Office, understanding key considerations, and evaluating the avenues of appeal. The panel will discuss lessons from successful appeals and offer strategies for navigating the appeals process. Read More

Product Trade Dress After Converse: Secondary Meaning and Infringement Redefined
Meeting the Court's New Test for Secondary Meaning, Timing of Infringement, Demonstrating...
February 6, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on protecting product trade dress after the Federal Circuit's decision in Converse Inc. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n (2018). The panel will discuss the court's new test for secondary meaning, the timing of infringement and the likelihood of confusion test. Read More

Blocking Patents: Impact of Acorda Therapeutics on Obviousness Analysis
Non-Obviousness and Commercial Success, Cross Licensing, Searches
January 31, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the expanded doctrine of blocking patents. The panel will discuss the Acorda decision and secondary considerations. The panel will also address how the decision impacts the obviousness analyses, licensing, and invalidity/validity/opposition searches. Read More

Preparing for and Navigating PTAB Appeals Before the Federal Circuit
Conducting PTAB Trials With Eye to Appeal, Determining Errors for Appeal, Understanding PT...
January 17, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to patent counsel on preparing a PTAB case for appeal to the Federal Circuit. The panel will also offer strategic tips for conducting a PTAB trial with an eye to appeal and best practices for prevailing on appeal. Read More

Structuring Product Placement Deals: Mitigating Risks to the Brand, Regulatory Compliance
Negotiating Exclusivity, Creative Control and Other Key Provisions, Enhancing Brand Awaren...
January 3, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel on negotiating product placement deals. The panel will examine key provisions, the risks that could potentially damage a brand, and how to mitigate risks. The panel will also address issues that arise in the context of social media and compliance with... Read More

Embedding Third-Party Content Links, Repeat Infringer Policies Under the DMCA, and Copyrig...
December 13, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on embedded copyrighted content and repeat infringer issues. The panel will examine recent court treatment of these issues, including the circuit split related to embedded content. The panel will discuss the licensing, what companies should do if they have unlic... Read More

Apportioning Patent Damages: Analysis, Calculations for Multi-Component Products, Impact o...
Implications of Apportionment for Patent Drafting, Licensing and Enforcement
December 6, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on apportionment of patent damages. The panel will review how the courts have treated the issue of damages apportionment and will discuss the damages analysis as well as calculating damages for multi-component products. The panel will also consider how appor... Read More

Geographical Indications to Protect IP: Overcoming Challenges in Registering and Enforcing...
October 18, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel in protecting product brands using geographical indications (GIs). The panel will examine both U.S. and EU frameworks for safeguarding GIs. The panel will also discuss the challenges of registering and enforcing GIs and will offer best practices for overcoming t... Read More

3D Printing: Implications for Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Copyrights
Challenges With Additive Manufacturing, Policing and Enforcement Strategies to Protect IP
September 18, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine 3D printing and its current and potential implications for patents, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and copyrights. The panel will offer guidance for developing enforcement strategies to police and protect IP rights in the emerging world of additive manufacturing. Read More

Evolving PTAB Trial Practice: Navigating Complex Procedural Rules
Strategically Using Routine and Additional Discovery, Requests for Joinder, and Motions to...
September 12, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on trends in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) trial practice, focusing on motion opportunities, amendment, concurrent reissue/reexamination, evidentiary opportunities, petition missteps and much more. Read More

Open Source Due Diligence in M&A: Open Source Software Identification, Tracking, Approval...
August 30, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel in conducting open source due diligence in merger and acquisition transactions. The panelist will outline best practices for determining how open source software is identified, tracked and approved for use, and leveraging the diligence results in negotiating pricin... Read More

IP Licenses in Bankruptcy: Navigating the Circuit Split After Tempnology
Strategies for Licensees and Licensors to Protect IP Interests Under the Code
July 26, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP licensor, licensee and bankruptcy counsel on the impact of the Bankruptcy Code on IP license agreements. The panel will examine the recent First Circuit Court of Appeal's decision creating a circuit split as well as other recent cases. The panel will analyze the issues... Read More

Secondary Considerations at the PTAB: Combating Obviousness Challenges, Establishing Nexus
June 14, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the use of secondary considerations at the the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The panel will examine what works and what does not when seeking to defeat validity challenges. The panel will also review Federal Circuit decisions addressing secondary... Read More

Divided Infringement After Travel Sentry v. Tropp: Direct Infringement Liability for Third...
May 24, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel on the impact of the Federal Circuit's decision in Travel Sentry Inc. v. Tropp on divided patent infringement claims. The panel will examine how the decision fits into the Akamai V framework and outline steps to protect IP rights and allocate liabilit... Read More

Co-Branding Partnerships and Joint Ventures: When It Works and Creating the Proper Deal Do...
May 2, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel to companies involved in or considering co-branding partnerships. The panel will examine the factors companies should consider before entering a partnership. The panel will also discuss structuring of the agreement, pitfalls of co-branding, and addres... Read More

Protecting Artificial Intelligence Under Copyright Law: Protectability, Authorship, Regist...
April 17, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel in protecting artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-created works under copyright law. The panel will examine issues that arise in copyright protection of AI and AI-created works, including protectability, authorship and registration. The presenters will discuss the... Read More

Extraterritorial Reach of Lanham Act and Protection of IP Rights: Pursuing Foreign Infring...
April 3, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on the reach of the Lanham Act's extraterritorial provision. The panel will examine how the courts have treated these cases and offer insights into how IP owners can use the Lanham Act to protect their IP rights. Read More

International Trademarks: Monitoring, Policing Third-Party Marks, Evaluating Infringements...
November 21, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for counsel to companies doing business internationally on key considerations to protect their trademarks. The panel will discuss international trademark enforcement strategies, highlighting China, Korea and Mexico, and provide guidance for navigating challengin... Read More

Intent to Use Trademark Applications: Pros and Cons, Demonstrating ITU, Converting to Actu...
October 26, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel on intent to use (ITU) trademark applications. The panel will examine what makes an ITU application different and the difficulties involved with an ITU application. The panel will also discuss how to properly establish a bona fide intention to use and... Read More

Evaluating Fair Use for Copyrights
Making Tough Calls on Excluding, Obtaining Permission, or Relying on Fair Use
August 29, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on the fair-use evaluation process, review recent court decisions, and offer best practices for the use of third-party copyrighted works. Read More

IP Rights in the Video Gaming Industry: Protecting and Defending Your Game's IP
Leveraging Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents to Protect Product Development to Marketplac...
August 9, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel advising game companies, creators, designers and others in the gaming industry on managing key intellectual property challenges. The panel will discuss infringement and enforcement, as well as utilizing trademark, copyright and patent law to protec... Read More

Surveys in Trademark Litigation: Likelihood of Confusion and Dilution
Leveraging Survey Evidence to Demonstrate Consumer Perception in the Marketplace and Avoid...
July 25, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to trademark counsel on the use of surveys in trademark cases. The panel will discuss presenting, defending and challenging surveys, and will outline approaches for strategically leveraging surveys to demonstrate crucial legal issues in trademark matters. Read More

Trademark Examiner Teleconferences and Communications Strategies: Preparing for and Conduc...
July 11, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to trademark counsel on leveraging teleconferences and communications with United States Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark examiners to prosecute trademarks more efficiently and overcome specific obstacles. The panel will provide insight into conducting the com... Read More

Navigating Venue and Jurisdiction in Trademark Cases
Determining the Best Forum for Pursuing or Defending Infringement Claims
July 6, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to trademark counsel for developing jurisdiction and venue strategies. The panel will discuss key considerations that parties should be aware of and offer best practices for navigating jurisdiction and venue issues when litigating trademark cases in federal cour... Read More

Protecting IP Rights in the Sports and Entertainment Industries
Policing IP and Reputational Rights on Social Media, Structuring Sponsorships and Endorsem...
June 20, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel advising athletes, media personalities and others in the sports and entertainment industries on managing key intellectual property challenges. The panel will discuss infringement and enforcement, including monitoring and protecting against unauthor... Read More

Trademark Litigation: Obtaining or Opposing Preliminary Injunctions and Temporary Restrain...
Navigating Inconsistent Court Treatment and Demonstrating Irreparable Harm
June 6, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to trademark counsel on temporary restraining orders (TROs) and preliminary injunctions (PIs) in trademark infringement cases. The panel will discuss the courts' treatment of irreparable harm in trademark cases since the eBay decision and will offer guidance for... Read More

Navigating Separability After Star Athletica: Applying the New Test
Reassessing Protecting Aesthetics, Implications for the Fashion Industry to Product Design
May 9, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on the Supreme Court's recent decision in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands and its impact. The panel will review the decision and the new test the Court established for copyrightability. The panel will examine how it expands copyright protections a... Read More

Protecting Trade Secrets, Confidential Information and NDAs in China
Maintaining Confidential Information, Preventing Infringement, and Enforcing Trade Secret...
May 2, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel representing companies doing business in China on approaches for protecting and enforcing trade secret rights. Read More

Trademark Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel
Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages
April 18, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide IP counsel with an analysis of the role of opinions in the defense of trademark infringement claims and the potential use of opinions of counsel. The panel will discuss the issue of waiver of the attorney-client privilege and provide best practices for developing opinion... Read More

Trademark Bullying: Cease and Desist and Litigation Tactics in the Battle for Brand Protec...
March 14, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for counsel to trademark owners to understand trademark bullying in the context of brand protection. The panel will outline approaches to fight trademark bullies or to respond to being accused of being a trademark bully. Read More

Structuring Collaborative Agreements in Life Sciences
Drafting Terms to Expand Product Lines, Reduce Costs and Risks, and Leverage and Protect A...
February 21, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for companies in the life sciences industry for structuring collaborative agreements. The panel will discuss key considerations including allocation of risk, establishment of milestones and obligations, protection of IP rights, and termination of agre... Read More

Preparing UDRP Complaints: Determining Registrant Rights, Providing Evidentiary Support of...
November 22, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide trademark counsel with guidance for filing complaints under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP). The panel will discuss the factors that should be considered when preparing a complaint, including registrant rights and bad faith registration and use, and prov... Read More

Drafting Trademark Settlement Agreements to Resolve IP Disputes
Negotiating Exhaustion of Infringing Materials, Restrictions on Future Trademark Applicati...
September 27, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for counsel to trademark owners on negotiating and drafting settlement agreements. The panel will offer strategies for pursuing, negotiating and structuring such agreements. Read More

Navigating DMCA: Limitation of Liability, Notice, Takedown Procedures and Safe Harbors
Best Practices for Copyright Holders and Online Service Providers
August 10, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), limitation of liability and safe harbors. The panel will discuss notice and takedown procedures, offering best practices for copyright owners and subscribers as well as online service providers. Read More

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Leveraging the New Federal Framework to Protect IP
Navigating the New IP Landscape, Evaluating Federal and State Causes of Action, Weighing T...
July 26, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on using the new Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), examine the key sections, and compare it with the Uniform Trade Secret Act and state trade secret laws. The panel will offer best practices for IP attorneys going forward under the DTSA. Read More

Trade Dress Rights Enforcement: Prosecuting Infringement Claims
Proving Protectable Trade Dress and Likelihood of Confusion, Defeating Defenses
June 28, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on the enforcement of protectable trade dress. The panel will examine the requirements for trade dress infringement and will review recent cases. The panel will offer best practices for enforcing trade dress rights. Read More

Native Advertising: Ensuring Compliance When Developing and Distributing Original, Editori...
Navigating New FTC Guidance, Lessons From Recent FTC Enforcement
June 14, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for counsel of brand owners on recent developments for native advertising. The panel will examine the regulatory landscape and the laws applicable to native advertising. The panel will discuss transparency and disclosure, as well as the steps companies should ta... Read More

Structuring IP Provisions in Asset Purchase Agreements
Negotiating Scope of IP Assets, Representations and Warranties, Pre-Closing Covenants, and...
May 31, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for counsel involved in negotiating and drafting intellectual property (IP) aspects of asset purchase agreements, including reps and warranties and ancillary agreements. The panel will also address key IP considerations in asset purchase transactions. Read More

Trademark Nominative Fair Use: Guidance for IP Counsel
Navigating the Affirmative Defense, Comparison With Statutory Fair Use, Understanding Cour...
April 27, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for IP counsel on nominative fair use. The panel will compare it with statutory fair use and examine it as an affirmative defense. The panel will also explore the relationship to confusion and its impact on comparative advertising strategies and provide best pra... Read More

Protecting IP Rights in Europe: Deciphering and Maximizing Key Benefits of the European Tr...
Enforcing IP Rights Under the New System, Potential Advantages for Brand Owners
March 1, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance on the EU's new trademark law and the key changes from the previous system. The panel will offer strategies for working under the new system and using the new law to secure and protect IP rights. Read More

Leveraging USPTO Technology Evolution Pilot Program
Amending Identifications of Goods and Services in Trademark Registration
December 15, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on leveraging the new USPTO pilot program to amend identifications of goods/services in trademark registrations. The panel will discuss what can be done under this program, who can take advantage of it, and the program's pros and cons. The panel wi... Read More

Trade Secrets and Cybersecurity: Protecting Intellectual Property, Mitigating Loss and Nav...
September 24, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on protecting trade secrets from cyberattack. The panel will discuss what action to take if trade secrets are stolen in a cyberattack and to mitigate the loss. The panel will also examine the legal responses available to respond to a cyberattack. Read More

Developing and Protecting Trade Dress: Leveraging Trademark Law to Protect the Look and Fe...
August 4, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on the development of protectable trade dress. The panel will examine the requirements for trade dress protection and will also review recent cases and discuss enforcement of trade dress. Read More

Open Source: Copyrightability, Fair Use and Due Diligence
Navigating IP Protection for Application Programming Interfaces
May 27, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for companies, developers and licensees on the implications of the Federal Circuit's Oracle v. Google decision for open source software. The panel will discuss best practices for IP protection for software development and licensing going forward. Read More

Issue Preclusion in Trademark Litigation: Implications of B&B Hardware
Navigating Preclusive Effect and Rethinking TTAB Strategy in Likelihood of Confusion Cases...
May 12, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to trademark counsel on the implications of the B&B Hardware decision and its impact on trademark enforcement and strategy at the TTAB. Read More

Structuring Trademark Licenses: Negotiating Scope, Quality Control, Territory and Other Ke...
Preventing Dilution, Navigating International Licensing Challenges and Minimizing Infringe...
April 14, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for trademark owners and licensees on negotiating key terms in trademark licensing agreements. The panel will offer approaches for avoiding common pitfalls and best practices for structuring the agreements. Read More

Trademark Dilution: Proving and Defending Against Dilution Claims, Leveraging Recent Court...
Navigating Distinctiveness, Recognition, Use in Commerce, and State and Federal Claims
March 31, 2015 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on preparing for and conducting trademark dilution litigation. The panel will offer their experienced perspectives and strategies for proving and defending against dilution claims and examine the recent court rulings in dilution cases. Read More

China's New Trademark Law: Maximizing IP Protection
Navigating Key Changes in Trademark Hijacking, Expanded Scope of Registration Eligibility,...
December 16, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine China's new trademark law and the significant changes coming this spring. The panel will prepare IP counsel to navigate the new trademark system in China to maximize IP protection. Read More

Canada's Significantly Amended Trademark and Anti-Counterfeiting Laws: What U.S. Counsel N...
Navigating Key Changes in Registration, Nice Classification System, Application and Opposi...
November 25, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss Canada's new trademark rules and amendments, examining key changes in registration, classification, applications, oppositions and more. The panel will discuss the implications for U.S. IP owners and will provide guidance for operating under the new system and utilizing t... Read More

Leveraging the Trademark Clearinghouse: Protecting Marks Under ICANN's gTLD System
November 18, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to trademark counsel on the benefits and risks of registering marks on the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) and ICANN's new protection mechanisms. The panel will offer strategies for determining which marks to register and for defensive registrations. Read More

Structuring Trademark Consent Agreements
Resolving Potential Trademark Conflicts and Overcoming Likelihood of Confusion Challenges
October 21, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for counsel to trademark owners on overcoming refusals of mark applications and resolving disputes through consent agreements. The panel will offer strategies for pursuing, negotiating and structuring such agreements. Read More

TTAB Accelerated Case Resolution: Evaluating and Leveraging ACR Procedures to Expedite Tra...
October 7, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide trademark owners and counsel with guidance on the advantages and disadvantages of using the USPTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's (TTAB's) Accelerated Case Resolution (ACR) process to resolve trademark cases. The panel will provide strategies for trademark owners an... Read More

Defeating IP Counterfeiting: From Retail Goods to Counterfeited Companies
Policing and Protecting Brands and Enforcing Rights Against Infringers
January 21, 2014 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide IP counsel with a reality check on the expanding scope and breadth of counterfeiting in copying and selling retail goods and co-opting brands. This global phenomenon involves the counterfeiting of anything possible, including entire companies. The panel will discuss how... Read More

IP Licenses in Bankruptcy: Navigating Sec. 365 and Divergent Circuit Rulings
Strategies for Licensees and Licensors to Protect IP Interests
December 10, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide IP licensor, licensee and bankruptcy counsel with a thorough briefing on the Bankruptcy Code provisions governing IP licenses. The panel will analyze the issues from all perspectives, discuss key recent court decisions, and outline best practices for dealing with IP lice... Read More

Online Counterfeiting: Combating the Exploding Worldwide Threat
Policing and Protecting Brands to Enforce IP Rights Against Counterfeiters and Secondary I...
October 3, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide strategies for counsel to IP owners to monitor and protect against online sales of counterfeit products. The panel will explain key components for a comprehensive online brand protection program, methods to monitor brands online, and enforcing IP rights against online co... Read More

Challenging Unfavorable ICANN Objection and Application Decisions
Leveraging the Appeals Process and Courts to Overcome ICANN Determinations Absent Guidance
September 26, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the avenues of appeal for objection and application decisions by ICANN. The panel will offer best practices for challenging unfavorable ICANN determinations. Read More

Keyword Advertising and Trademark Infringement
Best Practices to Protect Brands and Avoid Liability in Online Advertising
August 27, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to businesses using keyword advertising in e-commerce to anticipate and address trademark abuses and infringement. The panel will provide best practices to protect the client or company's trademarks from keyword abuse and to avoid infringing a third party's IP ri... Read More

Leveraging Fluid Trademarks
Best Practices for Creating and Using Fluid Marks to Enhance Brands Without Compromising I...
May 21, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on the challenges involved in using and protecting fluid trademarks. The panel will offer approaches to avoid weakening of the trademark when using fluid marks intended to enhance the brand. Read More

Open Source: Implications of Oracle v. Google
Understanding the Complexities When Assessing the Software Copyright Options
April 3, 2013 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for counsel to companies, developers and licensees on the implications of the recent Oracle v. Google decision. The panel will explain the boundaries of copyright law as it relates to software and offer best practices to minimize IP infringement Read More

Structuring Software and Technology Licensing and Development Agreements
Drafting Key Provisions to Allocate Risk, Avoid Common Pitfalls, and Minimize Liability
November 14, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for drafting technology licensing and development agreements. The panel will discuss key clauses and offer best practices for structuring the agreements and avoiding common pitfalls. Read More

Certification Marks: Legal Challenges
Owner Implementation and Monitoring of Certification Programs, and Licensee Qualification...
July 11, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to certification mark owners with best practices for implementation and monitoring of certification mark programs and provide guidance to counsel for mark licensees on effectively managing such marks. Read More

Copyright Recapture 2012: Strategies for Owners and Transferees Facing the New Termination...
Navigating Complex Statutory Provisions, Lessons Learned From Initial Lawsuits
June 26, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for copyright owners and copyright transferees on the steps to recapture rights when a rights termination window opens under the 1976 Copyright Act. The panel will offer best practices for copyright owners and the transferees of those rights. Read More

IP Licenses in Bankruptcy
Strategies for Licensees and Licensors to Protect IP Interests Under the Code
February 21, 2012 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide IP licensor, licensee and bankruptcy counsel with a thorough briefing on the Bankruptcy Code provisions governing IP licenses. The panel will analyze the issues from all perspectives, discuss key recent court decisions, and outline best practices for dealing with IP lice... Read More

Biosimilars: Emerging Legal Challenges
Navigating FDA's Pathway to Approval, Patent Issues, and the Exclusivity Period
December 6, 2011 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide IP attorneys with a review of the complex standards of the FDA's Biosimilar Approval Pathway and address patent and exclusivity concerns around the development and marketing of biosimilars including information exchanges, infringement issues, and sameness and interchange... Read More

Protecting Scientific and High Tech Trade Secrets
Crafting and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants in Light of New Social Media Vulnerabilities
November 10, 2011 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address specific challenges facing scientific and high tech companies in protecting trade secrets using restrictive covenants. The panel will discuss current law and provide tips for crafting, implementing and enforcing agreements that reflect today's extensive use of social med... Read More

Copyright Infringement and Defeating Substantial Similarity
Obtaining Pretrial Dismissal of Copyright Claims Absent Clear Court Guidance
November 8, 2011 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for copyright defendants seeking pretrial dismissal of copyright infringement actions. The panel will provide a practical approach to strengthen the case for obtaining summary judgment. Read More

First Sale Doctrine After Costco v. Omega
Protecting IP Rights in the Gray Market and in Electronic Distribution
August 18, 2011 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel to companies in the supply chain to understand the first sale doctrine. The panel will discuss recent case law developments, analyze when and where the doctrine applies, and outline effective approaches to protect IP rights. Read More

Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts
Preserving IP Rights in a Complex Regulatory Environment
January 26, 2011 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance on preserving and protecting intellectual property rights in the context of federal agency contracts. The panel will review best practices for counsel from negotiating the contract and managing the relationship to handling disputes. Read More

Trademark Fraud on the USPTO
Meeting the Challenges of Pleading and Proving Fraud After Bose
November 10, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for counsel to trademark owners, applicants and practitioners on the rapidly developing post- Bose case law and the reckless disregard standard. The panel will offer strategies for meeting the challenges of pleading and proving fraud at the TTAB. Read More

First Sale Doctrine in Copyrights and Trademarks
Strategies to Maintain IP Rights Throughout the Supply Chain
September 1, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance on understanding the first sale doctrine for counsel to companies in the supply chain. The panel will discuss when and where the doctrine applies, recent case law developments, and effective approaches to protect IP rights. Read More

Open Source Licenses: Copyright and Trademark Compliance
Minimizing Risk of IP Infringement in Software Licensing
July 7, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare licensors and licensees of open source software to understand and cope with the legal risks of open source creation and use. The panel will provide best practices to minimize intellectual property infringement through effective licensing agreements and monitoring of open... Read More

ICANN's New Generic Top Level Domains
Strategies for Domain Name Registration and Brand Protection
February 24, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the new generic top level domains, review the impact of this change for brand owners, and provide best practices for registering and protecting brands in this new Internet space. Read More

New FTC Guidance for Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
Social Networking Sites, Blogs, Twitter: Threats to Section 5 Compliance
January 20, 2010 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the newly revised FTC advertising guidelines and their impact on businesses and endorsers. The panel will also discuss the FTC's new standards for using social media in advertising. Read More

Protecting and Licensing Trademarks in China
Safeguarding Brands and Marks in the Global Marketplace
November 18, 2009 CLE
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This seminar will discuss registration and licensing of trademarks in China, enforcement of trademark rights, and best practices for protecting trademarks for businesses either entering the Chinese market or already doing business there. Read More

In re Bose: Strategies for Trademark Prosecution Under the New Fraud Standard
October 20, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This seminar will review the Federal Circuit's decision in In re Bose and how the court reached its conclusion. The panel will discuss the impact of the decision on trademark applications, applicants and owners and outline best practices for defending trademarks. Read More

Combating Trademark Counterfeiting on the Internet
Strategies to Protect Brands in Cyberspace
August 19, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This seminar will provide strategies for trademark owners and their counsel to protect against online counterfeiting. The panel will outline strategies for developing a comprehensive online brand protection program and pursuing enforcement actions against online counterfeiters. Read More

Contextual Advertising on the Internet: The Evolving Trademark Challenge
Strategies to Protect Brands and Avoid Liability for Infringement
July 14, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The teleconference/course format offers two options for participation: audio only via telephone (download speaker handouts prior to the program) or audio via phone plus online viewing of speaker-controlled PowerPoint presentations. This seminar will examine how the courts are addressing trademark i... Read More

Domain Names and Cybersquatting
Protecting Your Brand and Marks From Online Infringement
June 16, 2009 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This seminar will examine cybersquatting threats to domain names and outline steps for businesses to protect their domain names from infringement and dilution. Read More

Open Source Licenses After Jacobsen v. Katzer
Best Practices for Copyright Compliance in Software Licensing
November 5, 2008 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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Section 337 Actions Before the ITC: Latest Forum of Choice for Efficient Resolution
Pursuing and Defending IP Litigation Before the International Trade Commission
October 23, 2008 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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Attorney-Client Privilege in IP Due Diligence
Strategies for Preserving Confidential Communications in IP Asset Transfers
August 28, 2008 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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User-Generated Content — The Emerging Legal Threat
Protecting Against Unforeseen Risks: Infringement, Privacy Violations, Defamation, False A...
July 2, 2008 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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Protecting Trade Secrets in the Digital Age
Electronic Misappropriation: New Strategies for Emerging Vulnerabilities
March 25, 2008 CLE
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Trademark Trial and Appeal Board: Significant Rule Changes Just Issued
Compliance Deadlines Start August 31 - Are You Ready?
October 30, 2007 CLE
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Fighting Online Brand Abuse
Strategies to Police IP Rights and Build Brand Equity on the Internet
August 29, 2007 CLE
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IP Litigation before the International Trade Commission
Navigating the Minefield of §337 Actions
June 14, 2007 CLE
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