Entertainment Law Reporter
October 2006 Volume 28 Number 5

Educational Programs Calendar:

31st Annual Intellectual Property Institute, November 3-4, Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, Santa Barbara. The Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California presents seminars on three tracks, Patent, Trademark and Copyright with sessions such as Yours, Mine and Ours: The Shaping of Our Nation’s Cultural Policy by Competing Intellectual Property Ideologies by American University, Washington College of Law Professor Peter Jaszi ; Copyright Year in Review with moderator James Nguyen of Foley & Lardner in Los Angeles and Professor Neil Netanel of UCLA School of Law and Professor Lon Sobel of Southwestern School of Law; Foreign Trademark Protection-Why? Where? How? And What’s New? by Robert Burlingame and Patricia Cotton of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw & Pittman; and The Medium is the Message: How New Media Technologies Will Transform Copyright Protection and Limits with James Nguyen and Carole Handler of Foley & Lardner. Maren Christensen, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Universal Studios will be the keynote speaker. For additional details, please call the Intellectual Property Section at (415) 538-2375 or online at www.calbar.ca.gov/ipsection.

Legal Solutions to New Advertising Challenges: In the Palm of Your Hand, December 5-6, Marriott East Side, New York , NY . This American Conference Institute’s 18th National Advanced Corporate Counsel Forum begins with a pre-conference workshop on December 4th entitled Walk a Mile in the Regulators’ Shoes-A Holiday Advertising Treasure Hunt. The conference begins with the panel Where the Regulators Stand-Increased Responsibility Requirements for Advertising & Marketing; followed by Trend or Transformation? Media Power in the Hands of Consumers; Advertising Past, Present & Future-How Prepared Are We for the Next Wave?; Puffery or a Claim? Making the Fine Line Distinction; Advertising & Marketing on a Global Scale-Getting It Right the First Time; Prepare to Be Ambushed-A Real-Time Look at What Happens When Your Sponsorship Plan is Compromised; Back to Basics-A Common Sense Approach to Working with Talent Unions and Complying with Union Agreements; Maximizing the Attorney/Client Relationship on Advertising and Promotions Matters; Beyond the Lanham Act-A Practical Guide to a Lawyer’s Role in Developing Marketing Campaigns; Gaining Valuable Lessons From Advertising Litigation and Complying With the 50 States, including California! Following the program on Thursday, there will be a half-day session on Using Consumer Surveys and Clinical Studies for Substantiation Purposes by Nancy Dowling of the Dannon Company and Andrew Lustigman of The Lustigman Firm. For additional information, call the American Conference Institute at 888-224-2480, e-mail customercare@AmericanConference.com or check online at AmericanConference.com/adlaw.

Copyright-From Traditional Concepts to the Digital Age, December 7-8, The Argent Hotel, San Francisco .  LexisNexis in conjunction with Mealey’s Litigation Report: Copyright, Nimmer on Copyright by LexisNexis Matthew Bender and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, present this second annual seminar with David Nimmer of Irell & Manella and author of Nimmer on Copyright, Lon Sobel, Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law and the editor of the Entertainment Law Reporter and Peter Menell, Professor of Law and Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall.)  The first day is entitled From Basics to the Digital Age, delving into Copyright Protection; Infringement and Defense; and Digital Copyright. The Friday session takes a look at Copyrights in Commerce with Copyright Companions and Preemption; Licensing; and Copyright Assets. In addition there is an Optional skills-based course presented by the National Institute of Trail Advocacy on Copyright Enforcement: Arguing the Preliminary Injunction chaired by Doris Cheng of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly, Wecht & Schoenberger of San Francisco . For additional information, call 1-800-MEALEYS or (610) 768-7800; e-mail mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com or online at www.mealeys.com/conferences.