On October 24 the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Program will present a three–part class on the basics of patent, trademark, and copyright law, which will help attorneys spot potential problems and opportunities for their clients.
“IP Basic Training: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights” will discuss the importance of intellectual property as a corporate asset and how it can be used both offensively and defensively for strategic advantage in the marketplace. The class is designed both for non–IP attorneys interested in learning the basics of IP law and for lawyers interested in starting work in IP practice.
Part one, “Patent Basics,” will explore what is protected by a patent, why one must file a patent application, and the costs associated with filing. Part two, “Trademark Basics,” will look at what items qualify as trademark, the reasons for filing a trademark application, and the difference between copyright and trademark protection. The final session, “Copyright Basics,” will focus on the nature, scope, and duration of copyright protection, as well as the impact of new technologies on that protection.
The course takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street NW, first floor. It is cosponsored by the D.C. Bar Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section; Corporation, Finance, and Securities Law Section; Government Contracts and Litigation Section; and Intellectual Property Law Section.
For more information, contact the CLE Office at 202–626–3488 or visit Continuing Legal Education for the latest interactive catalog and additional information on upcoming courses.