Legal Ethics for In-House Attorneys Handling Copyright, Trademark & Advertising Matters
While carrying out their responsibilities, attorneys must always take their ethical duties into account. Matters relating to copyright, trademark and advertising law give rise to some special ethical considerations. A misstep can result in consequences that can be detrimental not only to the attorney, but to the client as well.
In this 60-minute webinar, designed for in-house counsel, you will learn how to spot ethical issues to protect yourself and your company from potentially irreversible consequences.
Topics to Be Discussed
- What is the import of an oath accompanying a filing with the Patent and Trademark Office, and who at the company should sign it?
- What are the rules of the road for investigating your adversaries?
- In any given circumstance, who exactly is “the client”?
- What can your non-lawyer staff members do when working on legal matters for the company – and what should they not do?
- What ethical considerations must companies keep in mind when negotiating settlement of advertising-related competitor suits and class actions?
We will explore the answers to these and other important ethical questions to consider the next time a copyright, trademark or advertising issue pops up in your practice.
- Natasha N. Reed, Partner, Co-Chair, Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition Practice
- Jenevieve J. Maerker, Counsel, Co-Chair, Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition Practice
- Nicole Kinsley, Associate, Intellectual Property Department
This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of one credit hours, which can be applied toward the Ethics and Professionalism requirement. Please contact us for details.