Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Join Us January 17 for a CLE Webcast: Ethics and Copyright Litigation: What The Practitioner Needs To Know

Please join us for this one-hour ethics CLE program through West Legal Ed Center!

Ethics and Copyright Litigation:  What The Practitioner Needs To Know

Program Description:

Ray Dowd, author of West’s acclaimed Copyright Litigation Handbook and a partner in Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City will take us through the ethical pitfalls facing legal practitioners tackling copyright litigation.   Appropriate for inhouse counsel, and private practitioners both seasoned and novice.
Professional responsibility issues arise early in copyright litigation. 

The disciplinary rules of each jurisdiction impose a duty of professional competence.  The combination of Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requiring attorneys to investigate and warrant the viability of claims and defenses with the Copyright Act’s potential awards of attorneys fees as costs to the prevailing party, make the attorney litigating copyright claims a potential target throughout the litigation.  In this age of sanctions being imposed on copyright trolls and overaggressive copyright enforcement, what are the ethical takeaways attorneys representing content owners and distributors?  Is it a breach of ethics to send a cease-and-desist letter to a jurisdiction in which an attorney is not admitted?  Has your client registered materials with the Copyright Office you need to support your claims or defenses?

Dowd, a seasoned litigator, takes us through a pre-flight litigation checklist designed to avoid sanctions in copyright cases.  What are your ethical obligations?    Copyright litigation has exploded as the world has become digitized.  This course will assist you in understanding how to avoid potential minefields.
The New York Law Journal called Dowd’s Copyright Litigation Handbook “an indispensable guide and supplement to the ins and outs of copyright litigation”.   Join us for a lively session on a hot topic.   For more information on Copyright Litigation Handbook 2018-2019 ed, please visit the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Store at
Practice Areas: Copyright Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Intellectual Property Law
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 01/17/2019 1:00 PM EST
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live
 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2017-2018) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw