Hot Topics in Ethics for Intellectual Property Attorneys (EIP211207)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)


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Presented by the Intellectual Property Section

About the Program

This presentation will address key ethics issues that impact intellectual property attorneys, including ethical considerations related to the influx of trademark applications from China, staying within ethics guidelines while working remotely, and disciplinary hearings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This presentation will also address ethical considerations for every day practice, including conflicts of interest and engagement letters.

You Will Learn

  • Trends and ethical considerations regarding U.S. trademark application filings by Chinese companies, including
    • How the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been combatting the influx of filings from China
    • What to consider when deciding to represent a company from China before the USPTO
  • Ethical considerations with respect to remote working, including
    • Maintaining client files and client confidentiality
    • Being licensed in the state where you sit
    • Client communications and technology considerations in the digital world
  • Practical considerations for fee agreements and engagement letters
  • Disciplinary hearings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Who Should Attend

Intellectual property attorneys, but all members of the Connecticut bar are welcome.


(Includes electronic materials)
Member $70
Non-Member $140
Student Member $15


Todd Garabedian Todd Garabedian
Cantor Colburn LLP, Hartford

Josh Gerben Josh Gerben
Gerben Perrott PLLC, Washington, DC

brendon levesque Brendon P. Levesque
Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford


Jamie Sternberg Jamie E. Sternberg
Saunders & Silverstein LLP, Amesbury, MA

CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is available upon request.

If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees.


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