Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the In-House Counsel Interest Group.
This program offers 1 MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
When a company is trying to enforce its brands and fight counterfeiting worldwide, brand monitoring and enforcement is just the starting point, even with limited resources. Our speakers are both part of the Brand Protection team at Symantec Corporation. They will share their tips and tricks “from the trenches,” beyond standard anti-counterfeiting strategies. Topics will include grey market/parallel imports, tech scams, and license splitting.
Moderator: Sophie Cohen
Dipica Patel, Brand Protection Manager, Symantec: Ms. Patel has over 10 years of extensive experience proactively resolving threats that affect company’s brands, customers and revenue via a wholistic approach. She is skilled at identifying, analyzing and mitigating complex brand protection and business risks with practical and sustainable solutions.
David Pounds, Principal Brand Protection Specialist, Symantec: Working for brand protection vendors and now in-house for Symantec, Mr. Pounds specializes in building scalable, effective online enforcement programs and anti-fraud investigations.
Thursday, January 24, 2018, 12 noon - 1p.m.
Presented by the Entertainment and Sports Law Interest Group
The Music Modernization Act is among the most substantial changes to copyright law of the last decade. For those in the music world, it will be especially crucial to know its ins and outs. With changes to licensing for digital downloads and streaming, CLASSICS Act protections, and a number of other changes, the Music Modernization Act will have a substantial impact on how you work with your clients. We're fortunate enough to have Professor Ochoa, an internationally recognized expert on copyright law, to walk us through this new legislation. This is the perfect chance to put all your questions about this new law to bed and make sure you're giving your clients the best advice possible.
Moderator: Jonathan Lurie
Tyler Ochoa is a recognized expert in copyright law and rights of publicity. He joined the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 2003, and he served as Academic Director of the High Technology Law Institute for the 2005-2006 academic year. Professor Ochoa also is a co-author of annual updates to the treatise, The Law of Copyright (West 2018 edition); a co-author of Copyright Law (Carolina Academic Press 10th ed. 2016), a widely-used law school casebook; and a co-author of two other books. Prior to joining Santa Clara Law, Professor Ochoa served as a professor and co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Whittier Law School. He has also served as a clerk for the Honorable Cecil F. Poole of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as an associate with the law firm of Brown & Bain in Palo Alto, California, where he specialized in copyright and trade secret litigation involving computer software. He is also a two-time “Jeopardy!” champion and a champion on “Win Ben Stein’s Money”.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Presented by the International Interest Group
The webinar will focus on the best way to leverage your litigation resources. As China continues to grow, the increased number of infringement cases bring our attention towards its court practice and litigation system. In this webinar, we will provide an overview on effective enforcement and litigation strategies for intellectual property cases, including administrative actions, evidence collection, court proceedings and litigation tactics.
Topic to be covered:
Moderator: David Tseng
Ken Hung is an Associate of Vivien Chan & Co. where his practice areas include intellectual property, dispute resolutions, regulatory compliance and employment. He has significant experience acting for multinational brands in intellectual property rights enforcement actions as well as prosecution and litigation in China and Hong Kong.
Vivien Chan & Co. is a Greater China full-service law practice of over 30 years with established offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. The firm has an award-winning IP practice which represents numerous Fortune 500 companies and US MNCs including Alticor, American Airlines, Ford, Yves Saint Laurent etc. in Greater China and more broadly in Asia.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 12 noon
To participate in the meeting, the dial-in number is (855) 520-7605, passcode 1211276419#.
Monthly “All Hands” Technology, Internet & Privacy IG conference call. This month's topic will focus on online issues relating to cannabis. 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, January 11, 2019, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Licensing IG conference call. This month's topic will feature a presentation and discussion on, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: A New Reality for Brand Owners?
The discussion will explore the legal considerations for brand owners arising from the growing popularity of VR and AR applications in various commercial contexts, and whether existing unfair competition, trademark infringement, and counterfeiting laws remain sufficient to address mark holder concerns.
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, January 15, 2019, 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.
Friday, January 25, 2019, 12 noon
Please join us for our quarterly Trade Secrets Interest Group meeting. We will be discussing trade secret developments and plans for 2019 including upcoming programs and opportunities for members to get involved.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Copyright Interest Group conference call. We’ll present the most recent cases and happenings in copyright law. In addition, we’ll discuss upcoming programs/webinars and opportunities to get more involved in the Copyright Interest Group or IP Law Section (e.g., presenting webinars or writing articles).
Please note: Our monthly calls are on the first Wednesday of every month.
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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.
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.
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
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