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Design Rights Boot Camp

Eastern Eastern
American Intellectual Property Law Association

1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600 
Arlington, VA

The Design Rights Boot Camp is a first of its kind two-day comprehensive CLE program designed for both new and experienced IP practitioners who wish to learn about protecting and enforcing designs in all areas of IP, including design patents, copyright and trademark dress. A two-track program has classes for both beginning practitioners and experienced practitioners that want to know more about the increasingly important area of design rights. The whole range of design rights practice will be covered, from prosecution to enforcement. International topics are also included, including the Hague agreement, trade dress internationally and copyright internationally.

Participants will have two break out sessions, one each day, to work in small groups on a specific industry type to discuss in detail how to consider the multiple overlapping type of design rights for specific industries.

Partner James Aquilina will be presenting on June 24 at 10 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. His presentations are titled "Protecting Designs in the Virtual World" and "Advanced Design Patent Prosecution including Responding to Objections and Rejections." 

Associate Joseph Ambrose will be presenting at a breakout session on June 23 at 4:10 pm. titled "Consumer Products." 

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