Todd Fichtenberg will walk you through the wonderful world of trademarks and trademark law protections. Todd will mainly talk about what every attorney needs to know about trademarks, how trademarks protect brands in today’s marketplace and counseling your clients on trademark registration and protection. Todd will also cover recent case law involving: Starbucks, Mutual of Omaha, Chewy Vuiton, NFTs, Jack Daniel’s, Walmart vs. Kanye West (Yeezy) and Nike vs. StockX.
Did you know that the patent for solar cells dates back to the 1880s? Or that Piggly Wiggly was extremely groundbreaking and changed the way we shop? And there would be no GPS without the beautiful actress Hedy Lamarr’s inventions!! From vulcanized rubber to the iPhone, Eric Hanscom and Dave Branfman provide an insightful glimpse into 10 patents that shaped the world we live in today.
To say that sports agency is as hyper-competitive as Michael Jordan during a game of H-O-R-S-E… is an understatement. From free groceries to flashy sports cars – sports lore is chock-full of tales of agents breaking laws and behaving badly. Applying these stories – some that are stranger than fiction – lawyers can show their clients concrete examples of the penalties for crossing the ethical and fiduciary bright-line rules in pursuit of that BIG commission.
In this eloquent & entertaining CLE program, Peter Afrasiabi details how the automotive industry has used trade dress law to protect their automobile designs and unique parts.
In this entertaining CLE course, Mark Reichenthal will start by providing a brief recap of copyrights, trademarks, patents & trade secrets. Mark also stresses the importance of teaching employees about IP issues and establishing systems to help employees protect valuable intangible assets.
Forensic accounting & business valuation expert Cheryl Kessler makes it easy for attorneys to understand the answer to the main question – does the business have value?
Everything from iPhones to flashy new rims for your car are manufactured by American companies overseas then distributed domestically and abroad. In this round table discussion, you will learn how to best protect your business client’s products that are distributed and manufactured in China and abroad.
In this CLE course, Dr. David Cannon will mainly address the challenges of selecting a jury in a Facebook world, the key social media platforms to search and how to rate your potential jurors.
With the expansion of social media and digital advertising – and increasingly more brands turning to novel means to promote their products – the right of publicity has taken on even greater importance. In this CLE course, Rick Kurnit shares his knowledge and experience as he mainly discusses brands, content & advertising in our digital world, how the right of publicity clashes with the First Amendment, advertising vs.editorial content, commercial use and the transformative standard.
Franchise law is a specialized area of law that is fairly regulated by both federal law and various state laws. Knowing the intricacies of how franchising and franchise law work can enhance your skill sets as a practitioner and help you better assist your business clients. Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) must include 23 items and it includes…