The operations of so many U.S.-based nonprofits extend far beyond our borders these days, often all around the globe. Among other things, this means that U.S.-based nonprofits’ trademarks and copyrights are being used in foreign countries where the systems and methods for protecting and licensing this intellectual property (IP) are very different from those in the United States. 

This program will focus on some of the latest developments in trademark and copyright law and procedures around the globe, and their impact on nonprofits. In China, how is the new Beijing IP Court working for nonprofits? What are Alibaba.com and other online service providers doing to disrupt the way trademark applications are filed? In the EU, why does the trademark office have a new name? What has changed? In Cuba, should nonprofits follow what the owners of well-known brands are doing? What steps can nonprofits take to protect their content around the world? Should nonprofits invest money and effort into registering copyrights in China? 

This program features a panel of experienced trademark and copyright attorneys who have worked with hundreds of nonprofits for many years in connection with these issues. They will offer practical strategies for nonprofits to exploit IP opportunities and avoid or minimize crisis situations that result from missteps, as well as field questions about the hot issues nonprofits are facing. This will be an invaluable program for nonprofit executives and staff who are tasked with creating, marketing, and/or managing brands and original products worldwide. 

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