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September 14-15, 2018 | Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
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3 — A Whole New World: IP and Internet E-Commerce Updates
Friday, September 14 — 8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
This program will address key issues regarding intellectual property and e-commerce. Learn about e-commerce websites and ADA compliance; what to do when someone is selling infringing products on Amazon or Ebay; how to make brand registry work for you and your clients; and whether e-commerce marketplaces that enable sellers to offer infringing merchandise using sophisticated algorithms are liable for IP infringements.
CLE: 1.0 Hour
10 — Common Legal Issues When Dealing With Your Clients’ Marketing Department
Friday, September 14 — 11 a.m. - 12 noon
Your clients’ marketing personnel are wonderfully creative, but often unaware of legal issues that can turn an otherwise brilliant marketing campaign into a major legal headache. Owen Seitel represents marketing, branding and naming companies as well as the businesses that engage their services, and those that have their own internal marketing departments. Learn about common issues arising from the creation and use of copyrighted material, work-for-hire, trademark issues and publicity rights considerations. This program will cover common scenarios where these issues arise, how they are dealt with, and the most important question to ask when presented with proposed marketing materials - “where did you get that?”
CLE: 1.0 Hour of Which 0.5 Hour Applies to Legal Ethics
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Entertainment and Sports Interest Group.
This program offers 1 MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
The Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional the provisions of the Professional and Amateur Sports Act which created a blanket ban on the states creating new legalized sports betting laws. This means the states are free to issue new sports betting laws and regulations and, perhaps more importantly, tax the revenues of those endeavors. It also means that everybody in the sports world, from the NCAA to the NBA to the guy trying to create a sports gambling business and more, are going to have to address this new issue and understand how it will affect the sports industry as a whole. Whether dealing with athlete clients, business side clients, or even the leagues themselves, it will be crucial to know the changes this ruling has caused and the practical difficulties—such as in web-based gambling businesses—that will apply going forward. Come learn how the rubber has hit the road from our panel of experts!
Jeremy Evans is the Founder & Managing Attorney at California Sports Lawyer®, representing entertainment, media, and sports clientele. Evans is an Outreach Captain for the Sports Lawyers Association and is an award-winning attorney and community leader based in Los Angeles. He can be reached at Jeremy@CSLlegal.com or via his website: www.CSLlegal.com.
Evans holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law from Pepperdine University School of Law, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science with an emphasis in American Politics from the University of California, Los Angeles. His client's range from Fortune 500 companies to athletes, entertainers, models, television and film producers, studios, and entertainment, media, and sports businesses in various contractual, intellectual property, distribution, and negotiation matters.
He is the past Director of the Center for Sports Law & Policy and is the creator of the internationally recognized National Sports Law Negotiation Competition. While in law school, Evans served as the President of the Student Bar Association, Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, and competed three times and coached in the Tulane National Baseball Arbitration Competition (NBAC), which won the National Championship in 2012. Evans served as President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors for two-years and was recognized with the "2014 A. Thomas Golden Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award."
Brandon Leopoldus is a California-based attorney working with individuals and businesses whose primary or secondary focus is on the sports and entertainment industries, as well as entrepreneurs.
Brandon has been personal counsel to more than two-dozen professional athletes ranging from Olympic medalists, NFL legends, World Series Champions and a wide range of coaches, executives, officials and others working in sports. His corporate clients include financial advisory firms, brands in the sports and entertainment fields, and a wide variety of professional service providers, including entities in and around wagering and online contests and events.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Leopoldus spent a number of years in Minor League Baseball as an umpire. He umpired in the Appalachian, Pioneer, Midwest, California, and Pacific Coast Leagues, and received three playoff assignments, two All-Star selections, and umpired one league championship series.
Brandon is a Co-Regional Captain for the Sports Lawyers Association, co-founder of FUEL, a networking and mastermind organization of vetted professionals working with the athlete, entertainer, high-net-worth, and ultra-high-net-worth client.
Daniel Kustelski is an experienced sports betting executive having operated on 2 continents. He served as COO of WatchandWager.com, an online Horse/Harness/Dog wagering site licensed in North Dakota and based in Lexington, Kentucky. Previously, he was MD & Co-founder of a regulated online sports book in South Africa, which was sold to the land-based casino group, Sun International, in 2013. Recently, Daniel launched Chalkline Sports, an award-winning sports bettor monetization company that delivers software as a service solutions(SaaS) to gaming and media companies in regulated and soon-to-be regulated markets to acquire and retain sports bettors through a mobile content platform. Prior to gaming, Daniel was in the sports marketing industry in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He earned his MBA from Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa and his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. After which he was commissioned as an Engineer Officer for 5 years in the US Army.
Moderator: Jon Lurie
Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Trademark Interest Group.
Trademark monetary remedies are confounded by confusing terms and balkanized rules. What do we mean by “confusion” (actual or likely?), “profits” (lost or wrongful?), “damages” (at law or in equity?), and enhanced “damages”?
Robert Payne practices intellectual property litigation in Silicon Valley. He has written over fifty professional articles and served the IP Section as Chair of the Executive Committee, Editor in Chief of New Matter, and Advisor and Chair of the Litigation Interest Group.
Thursday, August 30, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the International Interest Group and the Trademark Interest Group.
Many American companies study their market and try to innovate products with consumer appeal. Once they have a successful product, companies in China may copy their products and brands and sell to any other countries where the US company has not sought IP protection. After the US company has begun expanding internationally, they discover they are already blocked from many countries by a Chinese company with the identical brand and similar products. Learn more about this issue and what can be done if it happens to you or your clients.
Laura Wen-yu Young received her Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, and began her practice by splitting her time between San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan in 1988. She added mainland China into her regular schedule in 1994, when Wang & Wang added its Beijing office. She was admitted in California and to the Federal District Court, Northern District of California in 1988, and was registered as a foreign legal expert with the Taipei Bar Association in 2004, and with China's Ministry of Justice in 2005.
She an editorial advisor, and author of the Taiwan volume of CCH Asia’s Employment Law series, the author of the Intellectual Property chapter of Juris Publishing’s Doing Business in China, and author of numerous articles on Chinese law and business, and has presented many lectures for the Practicing Law Institute, International Trademark Association, International Anti-Counterfeiting Association, and local bar associations. Young is a Trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation and is a member of its Executive Committee. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of the C.V. Starr East Asia Library at UC Berkeley and is the President of the Board of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum.
Moderator: Mariana Paula Noli
November 7-9, 2018
Fairmont San Jose
170 S Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
The Annual IP Institute, "State of the Art – Creativity and Innovation in the Arts and Sciences," will be held at the beautiful Fairmont, San Jose on November 8th and 9th, 2018, with a welcome reception the evening of November 7, 2018.
The conference will cover a wide range of cutting-edge and compelling presentations on trademark, copyright, patent, privacy, trade secret, and internet law, as well as practical sessions and IP-specific ethics, competence, and elimination of bias panels. The event will also feature the always popular Annual Vanguard Awards luncheon celebrating pioneers in our field in a festive atmosphere.
We hope to see you there! Watch your inboxes, future editions of Inevitable Disclosures, and our website for more information!
Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 12 noon
To participate in the meeting, the dial-in number is (855) 520-7605, passcode 1211276419#.
Monthly "All Hands" Copyright Interest Group conference call. On this call, we will discuss recent cases and developments in copyright law. Each month, two or more presenters will lead the discussion. We will also discuss opportunities to write articles, coordinate webinars, speak on webinars, and participate in the IP section in other ways.
Please note: Our monthly calls are on the first Wednesday of every month (except for July).
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Technology, Internet & Privacy IG conference call. Guest speaker and monthly topic TBD. In addition, we’ll discuss upcoming webinars and conferences, opportunities for members to get involved and Hot Topics.
Please note: Our monthly calls are the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Friday, August 10, 2018, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Licensing IG conference call. We’ll have a thought-provoking presentation or hypothetical. In addition, we’ll discuss upcoming programs, opportunities for members to get involved, and Hot Topics.
Please note: Our monthly calls are the 2nd Friday of every month.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 12 noon
Monthly Entertainment and Sports Interest Group conference call. In addition to our monthly mini-presentation (or hypothetical), we will discuss upcoming webinars and conferences, opportunities for members to get involved, and Hot Topics.
Please note: Our monthly calls are the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Please email Erica Bristol, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a short bio (250 words max) that includes the member’s professional information and something personal (hobbies, interests, something unique about the member, a “fun fact,” etc.), a picture, and the member’s contact information. Additionally, please have the member answer the following question: What is the most important skill you believe an IP attorney should have?
Member Spotlight materials may also be posted in IP Section social media. If submitting on behalf of a member, you must obtain that member’s permission. Selection of member for Section Member Spotlight, posting dates, selected publications/social media, and editing are at the IP Section’s sole discretion.
Cydney A. Tune is Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office of Pillsbury, where she leads the firm’s Copyright Practice and its Media and Entertainment Industry team. Cydney’s practice includes a wide variety of intellectual property issues, including copyrights and trademarks, entertainment, licensing and e-commerce matters. She represents a variety of clients in a number of different industries. Her practice includes counseling, strategic planning, clearances, prosecution, transactions, and extensive policing and enforcement—both in the United States and abroad.
Members of the Executive Committee, advisors, and Interest Group Officers for the IP Section met in Los Angeles July 14th and 15th to discuss and plan events and projects for the 2018 – 2019 term. We were happy to have California Lawyer’s Association President, Heather Rossing, and Chair, Jim Hill attend our meeting and fill us in on all the exciting developments happening at the CLA.
The Defend Trade Secrets Act Supplement to TRADE SECRET LITIGATION AND PROTECTION IN CALIFORNIA is now available for purchase in the Section’s bookstore. This Supplement includes additional practical tips and strategies related to the DTSA, and addresses:
The price is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
The Copyright Office is proposing a new fee schedule which will result in increased fees for registration, recordation, record retrieval, search, certification, and other ancillary services. The Office will review and consider public comments and issue a final rule later this year. The new fee schedule will go into effect 120 days after publication of the final rule, unless Congress passes a law stating that it does not approve the fee schedule. The Office is extending the deadline by an additional sixty days to ensure that members of the public have sufficient time to respond. Written comments must be received no later than September 21, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. For more information, click here.
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Section, you're eligible for:
Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site.
One hour of MCLE is available in the current issue of New Matter , the State Bar IP Section's quarterly magazine.
For the Spring issue, you can earn credit for the article Policing the Boundaries of Copyright: Is It Time for the Supreme Court to Step In? by William J. O'Brien. One hour of MCLE credit can be obtained by answering a set of True/False questions.
Log on to the website www.calbar.org/self-study for details. Watch for other MCLE credit available in future issues of New Matter.
Log into your profile and click on CLE Summary and Tracking Tool. This summary reflects all in person and online participatory classes completed through the State Bar of California.
Note: Future releases will allow you to manually add courses completed through other providers.
Even if this summary reflects you have completed the required 25 hours of MCLE within your compliance period, you must still formally report compliance by submitting your MCLE compliance declaration through My State Bar Profile.
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What's a Brand Worth?
The importance of brand valuations for internal decision making and rights enforcement, valuation methodologies used for various purposes, including mergers, litigation, and bankruptcy, and how to work with a valuation expert will be discussed. Speaker Fernando Torres is Chief Economist at IPmetrics LLC.
1 hour participatory MCLE credit
For other Intellectual Property Law Section programs, see http://cla.inreachce.com and select Intellectual Property Law Section.
The IP Section is on Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn.
We invite you to contact a member of the Executive Committee, or an Interest Group Officer. The IP Section has Interest Groups on:
Or contact the Editors of Inevitable Disclosure, Barbara Friedman and Matt Neco.
The Intellectual Property Law Section
California Lawyers Association
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