ICLE | Protect Your Client's IP: Strategies for the Business Lawyer
Protect Your Client's IP: Strategies for the Business Lawyer
| CLE: 3.75 | Level: Intermediate
Cosponsored by the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

Identify and address intellectual property issues in your business law practice to protect your clients’ IP at every stage. Our trademark, patent, and business attorney panelists examine the common IP issues business lawyers face when forming a company, counseling a business owner client, and negotiating and drafting buy-sell agreements. Take home practical strategies and sample clauses to protect your business clients’ IP.

Learn to:

  • Identify and address IP issues in your organizing documents
  • Evaluate whether an individual, the company, or a holding company should own intellectual property
  • Understand the search and registration process for trademarks and patents
  • Protect your client’s IP in employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Advise clients on IP enforcement strategies
  • Respond to an infringement claim
  • Address IP effectively in your buy-sell agreements
  • Conduct due diligence on IP assets
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