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Trademarks and Their Protection

Program Number: 2708IP Presenter: Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Esq.

Trademarks are an increasingly important component of the value of an enterprise’s assets, and proper treatment of them is therefore crucially important to business success. Anthony Lo Cicero of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP covers a wide range of topics on trademarks, including trademark ownership and licensing, obtaining trademark rights through registration and otherwise, transferring trademark rights, enforcing trademarks through litigation and USPTO proceedings, and understanding foreign trademark protection.

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology: Legal Issues and Emerging Trends

Program Number: 2707 Presenter: James A. Cox, Esq., Tyson M. Lies, Esq., Mark W. Rasmussen, Esq.

While many people have heard of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, few understand the technology that powers them—the digital ledger system called blockchain. And fewer still appreciate that Fortune 500 companies, governments, and start-ups alike are all racing to develop their own custom blockchain systems to use for their projects, such as capital raising, title tracking, document management, securities trading and settlement, or management of smart contracts, just to name a few. Join our presenters as they explain the fundamentals of blockchain technology and digital currencies, including key legal issues to keep your eye on and emerging trends that are on the horizon.

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Salman v. U.S.: The Supreme Court’s Impact on Insider Trading

Program Number: 2706 Presenter: Thomas O. Gorman, Esq.

In this program covering the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Salman v. U.S., the first insider trading case heard by the Court in years, Tom Gorman analyzes the various theories which led to the decision, the positions argued before the Court, and the reaction of the Justices, whose pointers reverberate through the Court’s ultimate opinion. The program also analyzes post–Salman decisions and projects the direction of insider trading enforcement.

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Internet of Things: Data Security and Data Privacy Where Everything is Connected

Program Number: 2705 Presenter: Jason D. Haislmaier, Esq.

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is producing dramatic changes in the way personal data is collected, shared, and used over countless interconnected devices and services. These changes have created new data security and data privacy challenges for businesses and regulators alike. In this program for all attorneys, Jason Haislmaier discusses how to handle the data security and data privacy issues and the legal, regulatory, and policy risks posed by dealing with data in the IoT.

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Conducting a Data Security and Cybersecurity Audit of your Organization: What In-House Counsel Should Know

Program Number: 2704 Presenter: Art Ehuan, David A. Zetoony, Esq.

David Zetoony, Chair of Bryan Cave LLP’s data privacy and security team, and Art Ehuan, Managing Director of A&M’s Global Cyber Risk Services practice, discuss various methods for auditing an organization's compliance with the data security laws. Additionally, they discuss the use of the NIST CyberSecurity Framework (CSF) to define the cyber risk profile of a company and how to minimize the identified risk throughout the organization.

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: What Every Counsel Should Know to Avoid Surprise Liability

Program Number: 2703 Presenter: Joshua A. Mize, Esq, Daniel I. Prywes, Esq. - Morris, Manning & Martin

The federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act governs when and under what conditions a company or non-profit organization may call a person’s telephone number using an automated telephone dialing system or a prerecorded message. The damages for violation of the TCPA can be substantial, based on $500 per improper call on a strict liability basis. This program covers: (1) the requirements for obtaining consent to call a person using an automated dialing system or prerecorded message; (2) the most recent case law examining the types of equipment which qualify as an automated dialing system; (3) specific regulations under the TCPA pertaining to telemarketers; (4) industry-specific regulations and exemptions under the TCPA; and (5) common issues that arise in TCPA litigation and best practices to avoid litigation.

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New 2017 Major Changes to TTAB Practice: What Trademark Practitioners Need to Know Now

Program Number: 2658IP Presenter: Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Esq.

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has announced amendments to its rules of practice effective January 14, 2017. They will affect not only new proceedings but any proceeding pending on January 14, 2017. The amendments are intended to enhance efficiency and clarify processes, increase use of electronic filing, harmonize the rules with existing case law and federal rules and codify existing practice. Anthony Lo Cicero of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP discusses these amendments and the significant impact they will have on trademark practice.

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Drafting Enforceable Class Arbitration Waivers

Program Number: 2657 Presenter: Meridyth M. Andresen, Esq., J. Alex Grimsley

In this program for plaintiffs’ and defense counsel, as well as in-house counsel, our presenters discuss the evolving legal landscape surrounding the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements and the real-world, practical concerns the practitioner and clients must address when asked to implement such agreements.

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Antitrust Law and Data: What In-House Counsel Should Know to Avoid the Misuse of Customer Data

Program Number: 2655 Presenter: Robert S.K. Bell, Esq, Jacob A. Kramer, Esq

Both the EU and US antitrust regulators are struggling to face the challenges of data. Robert Bell and Jacob Kramer tell you what you need to know to help you guide your business in data collection and utilization. The European side of the talk will focus on the regulatory response to the growth of dominant tech players and how regulators and law makers now hope to tackle the issues. Is competition law the best weapon to regulate data and consumer protection issues? Is it too late and are these companies too dominant, or is there a way forward? Alternatively, are the regulators right to tackle these issues, or is politics being entwined with law? On the US side, our presenters focus on similar issues, including emerging views of the relationship between data and competition law, and agency enforcement related to data.

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Protecting Your Client’s Company from Negative Impact of Divorce

Program Number: 2654 Presenter: Megan Lopp Mathias, Esq.

Megan Mathias discusses important legal issues and the related documents and provisions for counsel regarding their or their client’s company in the wake of a business partner’s divorce. Topics include: • Premarital agreements • Critical Shareholder Agreement and Operating Agreement Provisions • Other planning strategies

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