Wednesday, February 13, 2019
HOW TO KEEP CONTENT SAFE WHEN IT TRAVELS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION (AND IN PARTICULAR FRANCE)
Axel aus der Mühlen Memorial Lecture on International Law
Speaker: Eléonore Gaspar
Please join our conversation with Eléonore Gaspar where she will cover critical IP issues US lawyers need to be aware of when their clients make or distribute content, or products, in Europe. Eléonore will touch on copyright, trademark, title and moral rights issues, how to protect your clients from claims, and how to spot key IP issues that US lawyers may not be aware of in France and in the European Union generally. For example, did you know that France has specific provisions to protect titles, either by copyright if they are original or in any case against the use of a work of the same genre if it creates confusion? Be cautious also about close-ups on architectural works which can be protected by copyright while freedom of panorama exception has not been implemented in all European countries. Moral rights can always be an issue as they are considered to be international public policy, and French courts will consider they have jurisdiction to rule on a potential breach of moral rights if the movie is distributed in France. You may however be reassured to know that European courts now tend to strike a fair balance between IP rights and fundamental rights and especially freedom of expression and creation. Eléonore will also discuss what US lawyers need to think about when their clients acquire rights from French authors because the standard US-work made for hire agreement with a moral rights waiver may not cut it.
Eléonore Gaspar is a partner at the Parisian law firm Duclos, Thorne, Mollet-Viéville & Associés (DTMV) and regularly represents motion picture studios and distributors for clearance, contracts and litigation on copyright and trademark matters. She represents her clients before French courts, trademark offices and before the Court of Justice of the EU. Eléonore is the president of the French Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the chair of AIPPI’s Standing Committee on Trademarks. She is a frequent lecturer on copyright and trademark topics. She was voted Best Lawyer in Media for France by Best Lawyers in 2017.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Maggiano’s Little Italy
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, California 90036
Check-in: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Program: 8:00 PM
The price for the dinner will be $85.00 for members and “associates,” $110.00 for guests of members, and $95.00 at the door for members and associates who miss the noon deadline (if there is room).
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:
You may cancel your registration at any time. However, refunds will not be issued for cancellations requested after the registration deadline. Alternatively, you may designate someone else to attend in your place.
This event qualifies for one hour of California MCLE credit. CLE forms, including the evaluation form, can be found here.
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Deadline: Friday, February 8 @ 12:00 PM (Noon)
or when capacity is reached.
No refunds available after the deadline.