CLE = “Online Copyright and Trademark Enforcement in the U.S. and Abroad”

Join IP attorney Lucas Michels as he discusses various issues you may encounter in seeking to protect copyright and trademark rights online throughout the world, including obtaining legal protections for copyrighted works and trademarks online and abroad, and measures to enforce rights in such works and marks online, both in the U.S. and abroad.  Specific…

IPS 2015 Kickoff / Post-Holiday Party

SAVE THE DATE!   The INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE SECTION of the Washington State Bar Association cordially invites you to attend its 2015 Kickoff / Post-Holiday Party on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at K&L Gates in downtown Seattle.  Further information to follow via the IPS listserv, the IPS LinkedIn page, and the “Upcoming Events” page of our website.

Event Report: IPS Annual Reception for Foreign Lawyers and Law Students

The WSBA International Practice Section’s Annual Reception for Foreign Lawyers and Law Students took place on November 18, 2014 at Davis Wright Tremaine.  This time, the IPS’s Foreign Lawyers Reception and Law Students Reception were combined, and about 100 law students, foreign lawyers, and Seattle-based lawyers attended and conversed over nice drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  The…

CLE = “Ethics in International Dual-Jurisdictional Practice”

Join Professor John Strait as he discusses various ethical issues attorneys may encounter in the course of practicing law internationally.  Professor Strait will be addressing ethical issues in a various contexts, including cross-border transactions and international arbitration and litigation.  Professor Strait has asked Section members to submit issues or questions on ethics topics for him…

CLE Summary: International Estate Planning

The summary of the following WSBA IPS CLE on September 16, 2014 is now available on the “CLE Summaries” page of the Global Gavel: “International Estate Planning” Presented by Robert S. Mucklestone, Perkins Coie, Seattle, WA. Please click HERE for the original announcement of this CLE.

Protecting Your Trade Secrets / IP From China

Dan Harris will be discussing how to protect trade secrets/IP from China. Among other things, he will talk about the following: • The three keys to protecting trade secrets/IP from China; • How to avoid doing business with those most likely to steal trade secrets/IP; • How to write a contract that will be enforced…

International Family Law: Affidavits of Support as Enforceable Contracts

Join Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele as she discusses a specific intersection of international law, immigration law, and family law – in particular affidavits of support as enforceable contracts separate from spousal maintenance. This situation arises from a published opinion in a Division II case, In re Marriage of Khan and Khan, Case No. 44814-9-II, 2014 WL 3859305…

Save the Dates! Upcoming CLEs

SAVE THE DATES! The following mini-CLEs are scheduled as described below.  An online registration page for each mini-CLE will be coming soon.  Stay tuned for further information. For the CLE in December, section members are encouraged to submit their own issues or questions in advance of the program, and should send them to Jonathan Lloyd…