EU Design Law: a special webinar for US businesses and attorneys
Now here's something new -- the fruit of cooperation between MARQUES and the American Bar Association!  The full details of a highly practical webinar appear below. As can be seen, the webinar is aimed at US design owners and practitioners and will greatly assist them in appreciating how their  needs can be met in Europe:
U.S. Practitioner's Guide to European Union Design Law
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Format: Live Webinar and Teleconference
Duration: 90 minutes

Sponsors: The American Bar Association. MARQUES and the Center for Professional Development Sec

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

This webinar will provide a grounding discussion regarding EU design law and some of the differences with U.S. design patent law. The session will cover what subject matter is protectable, the validity tests of "novelty" and "individual character," the exclusion for "solely dictated by technical function," registered (25 years) and unregistered (3 years) Community design rights, and enforcement. The webinar will also touch on some of the similarities and differences with the Community Trade Mark regime.

Program Faculty

Christopher V. Carani, Shareholder, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., Chicago, IL
Gavin Lawson, Supervising Associate, Simmons & Simmons LLP, London, England
David Stone, Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP, London, England
Michael A. Grow (Moderator), Partner, Arent Fox LLP, Washington, DC

CLE Credit

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

ABA live webinars and teleconferences ordinarily receive CLE credit in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY.

The ABA does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars and teleconferences in IN, KS, NE, NJ, OH, and PA.

The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page. The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute-hour states and 1.8 hours of credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. Click here to view a list of 60- and 50-minute-hour states.

Special rules apply to New York-licensed attorneys as follows:

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program.

All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction

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