Now more than ever, companies that import, export, or conduct business internationally need to have a global perspective on intellectual property. Otherwise, they risk losing market share or customers, and possibly having their brands diluted, by unknown acts of infringement or misappropriation. This breakfast seminar will provide practical tips on how companies can protect themselves in the international marketplace. The presentation will:
· Identify the core types of IP
· Illuminate best IP practices for international contracts and deals
· Identify ways of protecting IP in the trade context
· Address available resources companies can utilize
Beau Jackson, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Beau Jackson is a partner at Kansas City-based Husch Blackwell, focusing on international trade and intellectual property matters. His practice involves Section 337 litigation, antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, customs issues, and trade policy advocacy before Congress and federal agencies. Beau’s broad counsel in international matters further includes advising clients on foreign investment issues and on developments at the World Trade Organization. He frequently writes and speaks on international trade and intellectual property topics. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Beau spent nine years at a Washington, DC-based international trade law firm, and previously worked at the U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee and at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.