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Virtual Currencies, Bitcoin and the Blockchain: The Intersection of Technology and Law

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The news and business reports have been full of developments in virtual currencies, particularly Bitcoin, over the past few years.  While some have been suitably salacious (e.g., Silk Road), others have pointed out the growing pains of a new marketplace.  Recently, there have been many reports about innovative applications of the blockchain technology to achieve business purposes far beyond the movement of a digital “currency.”  This ...

Managing Your IP Litigation Spend: Containing Costs and Maintaining Quality

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

A primary challenge in managing IP litigation is to secure high quality legal work while keeping a lid on cost.  In this interactive discussion, inside and outside counsel debunk the myth that clients must choose between handing a blank check to a firm or suffering substandard representation.  Together we offer a roadmap to achieving the goal of the highest quality legal work for a set price.  The questions to be addressed include:   ...

Multi Time Machine v. The End of Initial Interest Confusion and the Beginning of Judges Replacing Juries in Internet Trademark Infringement Cases?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In July 2015 the Ninth Circuit in Multi Time Machine, Inc. v., Inc., 792 F.3d 1070 (9th Cir. 2015) vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment on likelihood confusion in favor of defendant Amazon on the plaintiff’s initial interest confusion theory, holding that factual issues precluded the grant of summary judgment.  In an unusual reversal, however, the Ninth Circuit reversed itself on October 21, 2015, affirming ...

Global Advertising Law: Year in Review

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the ever-growing importance of social media, mobile marketing, and the internet, advertising has truly gone global.  Whether creating traditional advertising, innovative social media campaigns, or sweepstakes and contests with global reach, advising clients on global marketing campaigns is a challenge.  Members of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance will provide an overview of some of the key developments in advertising law around ...

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