New Developments in EU Trademark Law & Prosecuting US Originating Patent Applications in the European Patent Office

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New Developments in EU Trademark Law & Prosecuting US Originating Patent Applications in the European Patent Office

When: 
Monday, March 7, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30pm

Where: 
COC Headquarters (live interactive simulcast)
Hickory, NC 28601
Dining Room D (HIHQ.GF.D)

Corning Incorporated (live presentation)
Corning, NY 14831
Armistead Room

Sorenson BioScience (Axygen) (live interactive simulcast)
6507 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Expert Instructors: 
Joop Elzas, Esq.
Steve Duxbury, Esq.
Arnold & Siedsma (Netherlands)

Program Description:
This program will describe basic information about the present EU trademark system, discussion of the two most important cases before the European Court of Justice, and changes starting on March 23, 2016. The patent discussion will describe how US applicants can quickly and cost efficiently build up strong patent portfolios at the EPO, which patents are better proofed in opposition proceedings.

Registration Information:
All participants must be registered for the program. Seating is limited and registration is required. Registration for the program closes on Friday, March 4, 2016. To register call 607.248.0396 or 828.901.6998, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CLE Information:
North Carolina participants are invited to join by live fully-interactive audio and visual simulcast teleconference accompanied with Outlook Lync Online Meeting in a classroom setting. Accreditation for 1.5 CLE "General" credit hour will be applied for through the NC State Bar Continuing Legal Education Board. Attendance is confirmed both visually and by sign-in/sign-out sheet. There must always be more than one (1) attorney attending the Hickory classroom presentation.

New York participants are invited to join this live presentation, located at Corning, NY, in a classroom setting. This course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced New York attorneys and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE “Skills” credit hour. Attendance is confirmed both visually and by sign-in/sign-out sheet.

Utah participant is invited to join by live fully-interactive audio and visual simulcast teleconference presentation, accompanied with Outlook Lync Online Meeting in a classroom setting.  This course is appropriate for experienced New York attorneys and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE “Skills” credit hour.  Attendance is confirmed both visually and by sign-in/sign-out sheet.

Throughout the entire course, NC, UT, and NY attendees will be able to (1) participate in live interactive discussions, (2) visually see each other in their respective conference room, and (3) view the live PowerPoint presentation as presented by Michael L Goldman, Esq. and Edwin V. Merkel, Esq. from the law firm of LeClairRyan. Each conference room location will have a sign-in/sign-out sheet and evaluation forms. The evaluation forms must be completed at the end of the course prior to departing the classroom and submitted to the CLE coordinator.

There is no fee for this course.

NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM DURING THE PROGRAM PRESENTATION.