Live Webinar: July 6, 2023, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT
(8:30 AKDT; 9:30 PDT: 10:30 MDT; 12:30 EDT)
Minnesota Event Code 487306
Video Replay: August 8, 2023, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CDT
(11:00 AKDT; 12:00 PDT; 1:00 MDT; 3:00 EDT)
Minnesota Event Code 488542
Copyright Basics (0.5 hour)
— Thomas James, Esq.
An overview of basic copyright law, including sources of copyright law, the kinds of works that receive protection, when a copyright does (and does not) come into existence, duration, transfers, registration, infringement, and enforcement.
Trademark Basics (0.5 hour)
— Matthew Kulseth, Esq.
An overview of basic trademark law, including sources of law, kinds of trademarks, scope of protection, when a trademark does (and does not) come into existence, likelihood of confusion, distinctiveness, duration, transfers, infringement, enforcement, and registration.
Matthew Kulseth, J.D. (pictured) is a Minnesota trademark attorney. A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, he practices trademark law exclusively and has been doing so for over a decade. He is the founder of Mighty Marks®, a trademark company that works with law firms and clients throughout the United States. Author of Twenty-first Century Trademarks: How Quirky Quick Response Codes (QUIRCS) Will Challenge the Lanham Act and the USPTO, 3 Cybaris 22 (2012). When not practicing law, he serves his community as a volunteer firefighter.
Thomas James, J.D. (not pictured) limits his practice to copyright and trademark law. He is the author of the book, E-Commerce Law and several law review articles, including Copyright Enforcement: Time to Abolish the Pre-Litigation Registration Requirement, Illinois Law Review (Fall, 2019). He maintains the law blog, The Cokato Copyright Attorney.
Approved in Minnesota: The Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education has approved this course for 1.0 Standard CLE credit based on a 60-minute hour.
Although this course is online and may be attended from any state, the situs of the course is Minnesota for CLE reporting purposes.
Per applicable CLE and reciprocity rules, 1.0 CLE credit may be claimed and/or is presumptively approved in the following jurisdictions: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Wisconsin. Echion has not applied for pre-approval in these jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each attorney to comply with the requirements of their licensing jurisdiction(s) for self-certifying or claiming CLE credit for attending out-of-state courses.
Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual MCLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona
New Hampshire: NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Echion believes this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 60 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
New York: New York State Approved Jurisdiction policy applies. Minnesota is an approved jurisdiction. This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Check with the CLE governing body in your state for information about claiming credit for attending out-of-state courses.
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Pictured: Matt Kulseth.
The contents of the book, IP Law for Non-IP Attorneys, will be distributed to registered attendees as a pdf file before the beginning of the scheduled program. Copies in paperback and e-book formats are also available for purchase, if desired, at Amazon.com.
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