Hey, They're Stealing Our
Association's Intellectual Property! What Do We Do?

Webinar • Thursday, October 19, 2017 • 2:00- 3:30 PM ET | Qualifies for 1.5 CAE credits

The good thing about our connected world is that associations can develop and share content like never before.  The bad thing is that this valuable intellectual property has never been more vulnerable.

Competitive associations can cut-and-paste your social media posts into their own content. They can go after your association lists and member database, too.  Malicious hackers can try to steal your reputation. Scammers using the internet and digital technology to engage in deceptive business practices can also put your reputation—and valuable IP assets like trademarks and copyrights—at stake.

How can you protect your content, data, rights and reputation? What do you do if you discover violations?

Register today for Hey, They’re Stealing our IP! What Do We Do?

In this 90-minute webinar, Whiteford Taylor Preston attorneys Jefferson Glassie and Dorothy Deng show how to keep control of intellectual property ranging from social media content to your membership list. You’ll learn your legal rights, where and how violations arise and what to do if you discover a violation.

Practical—and proactive—tools. The speakers will map out best-practice safeguards you can put in place immediately, including risk assessments, cost-benefit analysis and damage/risk mitigation options. In addition, they’ll introduce you to tools you can use if violations occur, including the DMCA takedown mechanism and abuse-reporting to website service providers. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Register today for expert guidance on monitoring and safeguarding your association’s IP, including:

  • IP violation scenarios involving social media and the internet
  • Examples of trademark, copyright, brand recognition/reputation, as well as misuse of association lists and member database
  • Basic legal principles of copyright, trademark and defamation
  • Practical tools available to IP owners who discover IP violations
  • Best practices for distributing IP online and making content available to a global audience

Remember, not understanding the new technologies—and legal guidelines in play can put valuable assets and revenues at risk.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get expert guidance for protecting your association’s intellectual property.

Register today for Hey, They’re Stealing our IP! What Do We Do?

Meet Your Trainers

Jefferson C. Glassie is a partner with Whiteford Taylor Preston where he represents associations and nonprofit organizations on a wide range of legal matters, including antitrust, tax, certification, accreditation, contracts, employment, merger, intellectual property and corporate issues. Mr. Glassie has concentrated in the field of nonprofit membership organizations for over 30 years. He is a partner and co-chair of the practice at Whiteford. He received his law degree from the George Washington University School of Law in 1985, with honors, and is admitted in the District of Columbia and Maryland. 

Dorothy Deng, partner, with Whiteford Taylor Preston, has varied experience in representing nonprofit organizations and associations, as well as general litigation and diverse international experience. She handles a variety of work for association clients including website terms of use, website privacy policies, web-based copyright and intellectual property issues, social media policies, copyright licensing agreements, convention services agreements, and other general contract reviews and corporate governance. She is a partner and received her law degree from the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University in 2006, in addition to an LL.B. in 2003 from the National Taiwan University.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to professional societies, trade associations, association management companies and all nonprofits. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • Education directors
  • Product development directors
  • Legal counsel

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