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Tuesday, December 13, 2016, Webinar

12:30 - 2:00 pm Eastern

Protecting the Appearance of Icons & Graphical User Interfaces:  What you need to know in the US & Europe.

Course Description:
The interconnectivity of consumer electronic devices has created an explosion of new ways for users to interface with them.  Many of these include unique icons and graphical user interfaces.   With software becoming harder to protect with utility patents, creators of these new designs are increasingly looking to design patent and copyright to protect them in the US and abroad, and design patents might also prove helpful to protect product designs against infringement in the digital landscape. Learn from the experts how and when to use each type of protection in the US and in the EU, and the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Presented by:
Tracy-Gene Durkin
Sterne Kessler
Goldstein & Fox

Henning Hartwig
Bardehle Pagenberg

​George Raynal
SAIDMAN Design Law Group, LLC

Elizabeth Ferrill
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP 
Margaret Polson - Polson Intellectual Property Law, PC



Registration Fees Per Site:    
AIPLA Member
General/Non-Member Rate
Single Site (1) $145 $195
2-10 Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.
$295 $350
11-20 Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.
$445 $495
21+ Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.
$595 $650
Registration includes:
  • For multiple-attendee sites, all participants must attend at the same location.
  • CLE certification/processing for applicable states.  Reference CLE Information below for complete details. 
  • Webinar materials, including complete CLE processing information, accessible 24-48 hours before webinar date.

Cancellation Policy:
To get full refund, registrant must request refund
five (5) days prior to live event. If less than five (5) days, registrant is transferred to product.
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System requirements:
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Accessibility for hearing impaired:
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AIPLA has sought CLE accreditation* in the following states for credit(s):
*CLE accreditations updated upon receipt.

​Alabama ​1.50 Louisiana​ ​1.50 Oregon​
​Alaska 1.50​ ​Maine ​Pennsylvania
​Arkansas ​Minnesota ​Rhode Island
​California 1.50​ ​Mississippi ​1.50 ​South Carolina
​Colorado ​2.0 ​Missouri ​Tennessee
​Delaware ​1.50 ​Montana ​1.50 ​Texas
​Florida ​Nebraska ​1.50 ​Utah (self-study)
​Georgia ​Nevada ​1.50 ​Vermont 1.50​
​Hawaii ​1.50 ​New Jersey
​Idaho ​New Mexico
​Washington ​1.50
​Illinois ​1.50 ​New York
​1.50 ​West Virginia
​Indiana ​North Carolina ​1.50 ​Wisconsin
​Iowa ​1.50 ​North Dakota
​Wyoming ​1.50
​Kansas ​Ohio
​Kentucky ​1.50 ​Oklahoma

CLE Restrictions: 
ATTENTION attorneys in Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah
These states mandate attorneys can only view a webinar independently at their own computer to receive CLE credit.  Multiple attendees prohibited.
ATTENTION attorneys in Arizona
Arizona does not certify courses or providers. Arizona lawyers are required to independently review AZ's regulations and make their own determination that it qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirements. MCLE Regulation 104(A) identifies the standards to apply.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting AZ CLE credit after the webinar.
ATTENTION attorneys in New Hampshire
New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance according to NH Supreme Court Rule 53.  The New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education (NHMCLE) Board does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting NH CLE credit after the webinar.  


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