This frank and lively discussion will focus on the ethical issues that in-house counsel need to know as they guide their IP-driven companies, and will include real-world scenarios faced by companies like yours, along with practical risk-reducing steps every technology and life sciences attorney should take into consideration and institute.
Discussion topics may include: a) the ethics of cybersecurity, social media, virtual offices, cloud computing, and SaaS; b) ethical document production practices, big data privacy and sharing, and avoiding eDiscovery spoilage; c) technology competency; d) protecting attorney-client privilege and avoiding inadvertent waivers of privilege; e) identifying and avoiding ethical conflicts of interest; and f) the ethics of conducting internal investigations for technology and life sciences companies.
- Obtaining Protection in Europe:Tips for securing registration quickly and easily; online tools including harmonisation database, fast track applications at the EU IPO; protection in Europe via Madrid Protocol procedure.
- Tackling EU Oppositions: Timeframes, options and negotiations, using unregistered rights; online tools including comparison databases, database of EU decisions.
- Registration of non-traditional marks in Europe: Shapes, sounds, moving images, smells; colors / positions; changes in the law in October 2017.
Program details are subject to change without notice
Following the 2016 All Hands Meeting, recorded presentations for all California State Bar required subject areas will be made available to attendees, enabling them to self-schedule additional participatory credit for qualifying online presentations providing: 2 hours of credit for Legal Ethics, 1 hour of credit for Elimination of Bias, and 1 hour of credit for Competence Issues.
Ivy Associates is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Live program qualifies for a maximum of 13.25 hours of participatory credit, including 1 hour of credit for Legal Ethics and 1 hour of credit for Elimination of Bias. Recorded program will make available presentations qualifying for at least 4 hours of participatory credit, including 4 hours of Legal Ethics, 1 hour of Elimination of Bias, and 1 hour of Competence Issues.