As a lawyer who doesn’t practice intellectual property law, you might be tempted to think that the law of copyright, trademark, patent and trade secrets doesn’t apply to you – but you’d be wrong. These four pillars of intellectual property law cut across almost every other practice area in ways you probably haven’t considered and that are highly likely to affect your clients’ legal rights and obligations.
Peter Afrasiabi, an experienced intellectual property lawyer and litigator, gives a comprehensive overview of intellectual property rights and how the four key legal frameworks – copyright, trademark, patent and trade secrets – are relevant to all lawyers. At the end of the presentation, you’ll not only be able to spot intellectual property issues when they arise in your practice but have a good sense of how to deal with them, and also when you may want to bring in an expert to provide additional advice or assistance.
This program is useful for litigators and transactional lawyers at all levels who would like to learn about how intellectual property law and issues affect their practice.
Peter Afrasiabi, Partner, One LLP, Newport Beach, CA
Peter is a founding partner at One, LLP, and focuses his practice on copyright, patent, trademark and entertainment litigation. In addition, he is a professor and the Director of the Appellate Clinic at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Peter graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California Gould School of Law.