Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Ethics, Business Law

Intellectual Property Law Forum 2020: 2-Day, Full Program Registration

Bringing the Vices (and IP) to You

*** This is registration to attend the full, 2-day virtual program ***

The Intellectual Property Law Forum originally scheduled for April 17 will now be a virtual CLE event, held over two days, July 15 - 16. The TBA IP Executive Council has put together a fantastic program to discuss intellectual property with vices front and center.

Most attorneys practicing intellectual property law in Tennessee are exhausted with the endless presentations on 35 U.S.C. 101, the intersection of IP with other areas of the law, and the countless case law updates. Rather than turn to one vice or another to deal with this monotony, this program brings the vices to you. What’s better than discussing vices in the context of intellectual property? If you answered “very little,” need a few more CLE hours, or just want to be entertained while learning about intellectual property, this program is for you. 

Day 1: The first day of the program will provide accounts of bad actors running afoul of trade secret law, provide insight into the life of hackers and finishes with ways to avoid trouble with online information. These sessions run from 1 to 4 p.m. CDT. Attendees can earn two general and one dual CLE hours.

  • 1 p.m.: “Trade Secrets” by Shawn Sentilles
  • 2 p.m.: “Hackers, Lawyers, and CC-BSD-GNU's, Oh My! How Open Source Software is Invading Proprietary Platforms, for Better or Worse” by Kevin Christopher
  • 3 p.m.: “Data Privacy - What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About New Privacy Regulations” by Autumn Boyd

Day 2: The program continues on day two exploring the various forms of available IP protection for the Cannabis industry and ends with insights into how to best distinguish and protect your home brew from others. Those sessions run from 1 to 3 p.m. CDT. Attendees can earn two general CLE hours.

  • 1 p.m.: “Hemp v. “Marihuana”: Concentration of THC Affects Availability of IP” by Seth Ogden
  • 2 p.m.: “Trademark Lessons from the Alcohol Industry” by Ryan Levy
  • 3 p.m.: Virtual Happy Hour (Optional)
    • Immediately following the last session, we invite you to stay on Zoom, grab your beverage (or vice) of choice and chat with speakers and other attendees. Feel free to ask questions related to the program or network with fellow colleagues.

In an effort to provide flexibility for attendees, the TBA is offering various registration options:

Format & How to Join: This virtual event will be live on Zoom. Attendees will be able to ask questions through the chat feature. The email associated with your TBA account will be the email that receives the link to join the Zoom meeting invitation. Since this is a live, virtual program, it will begin promptly at 1 p.m. CT on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16.

Please Note: You must register prior to 12 p.m. CT on Wednesday, July 15 to receive the Zoom email invitation. 

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and save on this course.

  • Not a TBA Member? Join now to start saving.
  • Not an Intellectual Property Law Section Member? Join here for additional savings and benefits.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 225.00
  • Non-Member: 400.00 (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
  • Section: 195.00
If you are not a TBA Member, you can join now to receive CLE discount prices and three prepaid credits.

TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course Information July 15, 2020
  • Schedule: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 16, 2020
  • Schedule: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar, TN
  • Discount for Intellectual Property Law Section Members
  • Ethics Credit
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 4.00
Total Credits: 5

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

Course Agenda

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