Everything from iPhones to flashy new rims for your car are manufactured by American companies overseas then distributed domestically and abroad. However, due to weak intellectual property laws and shady foreign “business” people, protecting your client’s products that are manufactured overseas can be a daunting prospect.

IP Law: Protecting U.S. Products Overseas         

In this round table discussion, you will learn how to best protect your business client’s products that are distributed and manufactured in China and abroad.

IP attorneys Eric Hanscom and David Branfman combine forces with Ed Burns, the GC for Wheel Pros, to show you how IP law and good business practices can protect U.S. products overseas. The trio will mainly discuss how you can deploy patent law, trademark law, copyright law and trade secret law to prevent your client’s products from being counterfeited or undercut. To access the course please click here: IP Protection for Products Made or Distributed Abroad.

Additional Topics:

* Design vs. utility patents

* Conducting prior art searches

* When to get the patent

* Provisional patents

* The strength of the mark

* Enforcing domestic & international trademark rights

* U.S. Federal trademark registration

* Utilizing Chinese customs

* Original works of authorship

* Taking steps to protect trade secrets

* Manufacturing agreements

* Gray market goods

Patent attorney Eric Hanscom is actively involved in overseeing IP litigation, contract negotiation and customs issues around the globe. Edward W. Burns is the GC of Wheel Pros and has extensive litigation experience in State & Federal Court and assists clients in protecting corporate IP. David Branfman’s IP practice focuses on entertainment law, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, motion pictures & TV and music.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.