In my duties of Chair of the American Bar Association, General Practice Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee, I will be moderating a Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) webinar for the American Bar Association (“ABA”) on November 19, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00pm ET titled “Overview of Intellectual Property Law Affecting Farmers, Agri-Businesses and Food Entrepreneurs“. Faculty members include Joel Cape, Esq., Brian Gregg, Esq., Drew Kershen, Esq., Martha Noble, Esq.
Faculty will discuss a myriad of intellectual property issues affecting farmers, ranchers, agri-businesses and food entrepreneurs. The discussion will include the following:
(1) Overview of intellectual property regulation in the United States and a history of its development;
(2) Comparative analysis with European Union regulation of intellectual property;
(3) International treaties regarding intellectual property;
(4) Overview of copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret law;
(5) Agriculture biotechnology issues;
(6) Infringement cases, including saving seed litigation.
This two-hour CLE will be comprised of approximately 100 minutes of lecture and 20 minutes of Q & A.
You can register online here. Law students and attorneys seeking a financial hardship application and apply for a scholarship here. This webinar is also open to farmers, ranchers, agri-businesses and food entrepreneurs.