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Trademark and Licensing Issues: Increasing Your Bottom Line in 2011
February 3, 2011
Palo Alto

This discussion will review trademark and licensing issues in the pipeline for 2011 that can have an effect on your company's bottom line. The panel will examine the cases that have evaluated Google's AdWords Program, which allows advertisers to purchase keywords to cause a Sponsored Link to their website to appear whenever a user searches on Google for certain keywords. The panel will also provide tips for drafting license agreements to ensure that your company's interests are best protected, and discuss non-traditional advertising forums, like virtual worlds, which may present new opportunities to market and promote your brands.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Location
White & Case
3000 El Camino Real
5 Palo Alto Square, 9th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94306

For questions, please contact: Shelley Opsal, sopsal@whitecase.com or + 1 650 213 0322.

Presenters: 

  • Daren Orzechowski is a partner in White & Case's Intellectual Property Practice. His practice focuses on IP litigation, strategic counseling and technology licensing. He has represented both institutional and start-up clients with respect to transactions involving the acquisition, development, transfer and licensing of software, hardware, data and other content. These include outsourcing arrangements, financings, mergers and acquisitions, and day-to-day operational matters and, when necessary, litigation. 
  • Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme is counsel in White & Case's Intellectual Property Practice. Her practice focuses on all aspects of trademark and trade dress litigation and enforcement, including managing large-scale Internet-based vigilance programs. She also prosecutes trademarks globally and provides opinions regarding the availability of trademarks in the United States. 
  • Julieta Lerner is an intellectual property lawyer based in the Silicon Valley office. Ms. Lerner focuses on intellectual property litigation and technology licensing. Her clients include major foreign and domestic companies. She has a wide array of experience assisting her clients with intellectual property-related issues, including patent and trade secret litigation, trademark and product counseling, and technology and patent licensing.

CLE will be provided. White & Case is a State Bar of California approved provider. This activity has been approved for one hour of General Education Credit.