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Since its inception, NYCLA has been at the forefront of most legal debates in the country. We have provided legal education for more than 40 years.
The relationship between designs and copyright has been historically a complex, if not challenging, one.
Several countries around the world have traditionally envisaged stricter requirements for copyright protection of these objects. In addition, although IP overlaps are not prohibited per se, concerns relating to the protection of free competition and freedom of expression (including in commercial settings) have warned against too ‘relaxed’ interpretations of the law.
Recent judicial decisions have confirmed – and seemingly facilitated – copyright protection of designs and functional objects, in some cases raising questions which have been proving difficult to answer in practice.
This discussion by international panelists, reviews the body of recent (and very recent) case law in different jurisdictions and considers both the related substantive and enforcement aspects.
Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA’s Entertainment, Media, Intellectual Property & Sports Section
Faculty: Rachael, Barber, Kemp Little, UK; Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Pryor Cashman, US; Hanne Kirk HKI, Gorrissen Federspiel, Denmark; Dr. Xinghao Wang, Alibaba, China
Moderator: Eleonora Rosati, Bird & Bird, UK
1.5 NY CLE Credits; 1.5 Skills
All Programs include 1 Affirmation and 1 Evaluation Form, and Course Materials.
To receive CLE credit for a program in Online Video Format:
Online Videos contain CLE codes that you must type into a supplied online affirmation form. Submit the online affirmation to the NYCLA CLE Institute to be issued a CLE certificate. We recommend that you watch the video as soon as possible.
We can only issue CLE credit if the law is still current.
Course Materials: You can download course materials on the Online Video webpage.