Legal Stuff Seminar
Most small business owners and entrepreneurs neglect the legal ‘stuff’ about their website, copyright, trademarks and for some, patents. The downside is that if you don’t take the legal side of business seriously, it will cost you in the long run.
This ‘must attend’ educational seminar will cover the key aspects every business owner needs to know legally about their website, as well as copyright, trademark, and possible patent issues.
Whether you are promoting your company locally, nationally, or internationally – if you have a website you are exposed legally.
If you have done or are thinking about doing any of the following, you will find the information shared by Kim Walters and Todd Martin invaluable:
- Selling something via the Internet to someone overseas (including downloadable items)
- Engaging a programmer to design and create your website (you may not own the IP)
- Taking an Australian patented product overseas for distribution
- Manufacturing a product in another country
These are just a few of the areas that will be covered during the presentations. Additionally, participants will leave with:
1. a list of 10 things you should know when protecting your IP overseas, and
2. the key questions to ask when engaging a solicitor who specialises in IP and Internet Law.
Kim Walters, IP and Digital Lawyer, W3IP Law Pty Ltd
Kim is an intellectual property specialist with more than 20 years of experience in law. She is the founder of W3IP Law, a specialist intellectual property and digital law firm which focuses on the Internet and information technology sectors.
Kim has advised clients throughout Australia and overseas on a wide range of commercial and intellectual property matters. Her experience as Corporate Counsel within Australia and also globally, brings a commercial and strategic perspective to her legal advice. She has extensive experience in trade mark branding strategies, copyright matters, patents, technology licensing, commercialisation, intellectual property disputes and litigation, software agreements, privacy and data protection. In practice, Kim has also advised various Government departments in the area of intellectual property. In addition to being a lawyer, Kim is a registered trade marks attorney and is undertaking her Masters of Intellectual Property at the University of Technology, Sydney. Kim is deputy chair of the Queensland Law Society’s specialist Technology and Intellectual Property Committee (TIPS) and a committee member of the IT Forum Gold Coast.
Todd Martin, Director, Eager & Martin; Patent and Trade Mark Attorney (Australia, NZ andUSA)
Todd Martin (BS, MS, MIP and JD) has extensive experience and education in the patent area for 16 years in four continents. He is also licensed to practice as a lawyer in California, Ohio, Washington, D.C. and Virginia as well as practice as a patent attorney before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. A former patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Medical Device arts), Todd did the preparation of claims which were litigated in three trials that resulted in judgements or settlements over US$100 Million each. He was substantially involved in the building of the Michelson patent portfolio, the bulk of which was sold to Medtronic for US$1.35 Billion.
5:45 pm – Registration/Networking.
6:00 pm – Welcome/Introductions.
6:15 pm – Presentations: Kim Walters, Internet Law.
6:55 pm – Presentations: Todd Martin, Copyright, Trademarks and Patents.
7:30 pm – Panel Discussion: Questions and Answers (facilitated by Dr Dion Klein, IT Forum Gold Coast).
7:55 pm – Official close. Stay and continue networking.
What are my parking options?
Easy Parking underneath the Marriott or Take the G (stops right outside the venue).
What can I bring to the event?
- Bring apen and paper so you can take notes!
- Bring business cards and brochure for networking. Networking plays a big role in the Gold Coast IT Forum member’s events and you don’t want to be that business or professional who forgets their business cards. Get them ready!
Disclaimer. The material in this post represents general information only and should not be taken to be legal advice.