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Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the Supply Chain: Identifying Key Risks and Best Practices

Date: Monday, February 29, 2016
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm ET

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $199.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $268.00


Protect your company. Don't let issues in your supply chain weaken the value of your organization's intellectual property.

More businesses are relying upon increasingly complicated supply chains to provide not only the raw materials for their products, but to manufacture, assemble and distribute their merchandise. A successful supply chain does more than just move your goods to market; it protects your brand and your intellectual property from theft and piracy at every stage. Identify and protect your intellectual property in your supply chain.

This topic addresses how to guard against traditional weak points in intellectual protection in the supply chain, up to the most current cybersecurity issues. Gain the tools to implement best practices in protecting your intellectual property.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to review the principal categories of intellectual property.

  • You will be able to discuss how to deploy traditional means of protection.

  • You will be able to identify cybersecurity in the supply chain.

  • You will be able to describe how to develop secure supply chain relationships.

This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

Overview of Principal Categories of Intellectual Property

  • Trademark (State and Federal)
  • Copyright
  • Patent
  • Trade Secrets

How to Deploy Traditional Means of Protection

  • Registration
  • Lawsuits/Injunctions
  • Insurance

Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain

  • Hazards in Cybersecurity
  • Overview of Trends, Risks and Threats
  • Data Breaches
  • Data Dams
  • Ransomware
  • Supply Chain Infection
  • The Legal Landscape
  • State Regulations Governing Data Breach (47 and Counting) Fines and Penalties
  • The FTC
  • Private Actions
  • Assessing Litigation Risk and Minimizing Exposure
  • Implementing Secure Systems
  • Best Practices for Identifying and Protecting IP (and Mitigating Cybersecurity Incidents)

Developing Secure Supply Chain Relationships

  • Due Diligence
  • Ownership of IP for Different Relationships
  • CoDevelopment Agreements
  • Production (Supply) Agreements
  • Monitoring and Enforcement

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CPE
  • ISM

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.


Jennifer Brockett, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

  • Certified franchise and distribution specialist and a partner in Davis Wright Tremaine LLP’s Hospitality practice and Commercial Litigation department
  • Served as the chair of the California State Bar Committee on the Administration of Justice, and co-wrote California's Model Jury Instructions regarding trade secrets (required for use in all trade secret matters tried in California)
  • Represents franchise, distribution and hospitality businesses in protecting their intellectual property and their brands, enforcing their contracts, and defending their business practices

Sean Hoar, CISSP, GISP, CIPP/US, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

  • Served as the lead cyber attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon where he was the point of contact for the FBI, Secret Service and Homeland Security in system intrusions and other digital crime emergencies
  • Now a partner in the Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Privacy and Security practice
  • Counsels businesses on best practices in information privacy and data security, and countering cyber security threats
  • Facilitates incident response planning and risk assessments, and manages responses to data breaches
  • Teaches courses in cybercrime and privacy law at the Lewis & Clark Law School, and also serves as the Executive Director of the Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Foundation

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