Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe
This program will discuss U.S. and International IP legal issues as they apply to trademarks, copyrights and designs. For copyright law, the speakers will explain governing U.S. and international principles, including the Berne Convention, and explore related authorship and ownership issues that continue to evolve with expanding proliferation of communication/creative platforms. In addition, with the global markets in which U.S. businesses are now operating, the speakers will look at pitfalls and opportunities concerning trademark registration, domains and enforcement (ncluding grey market goods.) The presenters will also discuss protection of designs invented/authored in the U.S. as well as internationally via recently enacted international agreements. They will include pitfalls to aviod in handling the above as well as international IP portfolio management best practices and alternative fee arrangements.
John W. McIlvaine and Christian Ehret
Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Hardship Policy: Any lawyer may send a written request for a reduced fee, 30 days prior to program, and explain that the normal fee causes financial hardship, provide background material and must be signed by the lawyer.
Credits: 2 hours
The Webb Law Firm