For all practitioners, this course is a fascinating overview of basic IP law with a focus on the specific rules that get triggered by clients who are in industries that push the edges of social norms, such as medical marijuana, adult content and the rock n roll music industry. It also addresses the fascinating morality standards that apply and are used sometimes in the trademarking and patenting process to limit the scope of trademarks and patents in matter that is deemed scandalous by the government. The program starts with an IP overview for the general practitioner and then explores the copyrighting, trademarking and patenting rules that are being tested by these industries.
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.