Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 12 noon
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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.
Friday, February 8, 2019, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Licensing IG conference call. We’ll discuss upcoming webinars and conferences, opportunities for members to get involved and Hot Topics.
Please note: Our monthly calls are the 2nd Friday of every month.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Technology, Internet & Privacy IG conference call. This month's topic will focus on the CCPA and the California AG. 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.
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.
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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.
Kevin Gilligan is the Supervising Attorney of the Anti-Counterfeit Enforcement Program, Criminal and Special Litigation Branch in the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney. Kevin’s career started in the L.A. City Attorney's Office in April 1992. He created the program in 2010 to prosecute civil enforcement actions against chronic counterfeiters, businesses selling counterfeit goods, and places where counterfeit goods are repeatedly sold. Interestingly, the case that started the program involved counterfeit sales by documented gang members from a nuisance property in Los Angeles where two people had been shot, one fatally. In 2015, the program was expanded to include a second prosecutor who vertically prosecutes misdemeanor trademark infringement cases.
Kevin states that notable cases include counterfeit Apple, Samsung and UL-labeled electronics, along with counterfeit apparel and pharmaceuticals. Since 2010, Kevin’s program obtained more than $36,000,000 in judgments and enjoined dozens of individuals and businesses, along with criminal prosecution of counterfeit sellers.
Kevin has received numerous awards for his work combating IP theft, including the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition award for excellence in prosecution.
Kevin is a second degree black belt in the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga, and he enjoys teaching others about how to stay safe. He’s also a published photographer and a surfer.
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.
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Original Program Date: April 26, 2018
Presented by the Technology, Internet & Privacy Interest Group
The Federal Trade Commission is paying increased attention to social media influencer marketing. After a series of warnings, the FTC has begun enforcement actions against influencers and their advertisers. What do influencers need to do to avoid falling into the FTC’s crosshairs?
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Original Program Date: April 10, 2018
Presented by the Litigation Interest Group
Social media and digital marketing has changed the playbook for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to become successful and thrive. As counsel for these clients, you need to be dynamic and develop trademark strategies that not only addresses current, but also future, needs. This webinar will discuss various strategies to manage the obligations of this role, including: discussions to have with your client when creating their brand; developing a comprehensive trademark strategy; and effective use and monitoring of trademark and social media platforms.
Speakers: Allison Roseman Hagey, Rebecca Horton
Original Program Date: March 27, 2018
Presented by the In-House Counsel Interest Group
The recent wave of high-profile allegations stemming from the #metoo movement shows no sign of relenting, requiring employers to address their own internal policies related to workplace complaints. Just as important as developing anti-harassment and discrimination policies is establishing company procedures for investigating employee complaints. Promptly and effectively investigating and remediating employment claims is required of California employers and should mitigate potential damages. Join employment attorney and seasoned investigator Lisa Ryan in this one-hour webinar that will address best practices for workplace investigations, including WHEN to investigate, WHO should investigate and HOW to conduct and conclude an investigation.
Speaker: Lisa Ryan
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