--- intellectual property
--- course production date: 3/6/2017
--- presented by PETER R. AFRASIABI

This CLE course covers copyright, trademark, and patent basics for the non-IP lawyer (transactional or litigation). It also touches on trade secret issues.

The course is ideal for a lawyer who wants a survey overview of the major copyright, trademark, and patent issues, and offers specific issue-spotting advice for one's clients including many issues of IP law that may be counter-intuitive to normal legal precepts.

Key course points are:
• Four key areas of IP law that impact your practice.
• Learn to identify core IP issues in contract and business transactions.
• Discover where IP law is touching your clients even if you assume it is not.
• An overview sufficient to advise clients on when they need IP expertise.
• Learn where IP issues are counter intuitive to normal legal precepts.

--- presented by PETER R. AFRASIABI

Variety Magazine has named Peter Afrasiabi a Top 50 Intellectual Property lawyer. From battles with Madonna over the “Material Girl” brand to copyright fair use disputes with the Eagles’ Don Henley to protecting artists in copyright and trademark disputes, Peter handles federal copyright, trademark and entertainment disputes.

Recognized for his expertise, Peter has been a legal commentator on NBC and CBS, a copyright expert witness in litigation, recognized as a “Super Lawyer” (an honor less than 5% of lawyers in Southern California receive), and was selected by the University of California to author the annual intellectual property piece, Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks.

His first book "Show Trials" was an Indie National Book finalist. A regular speaker and provider of Continuing Education to lawyers around the country, Peter is also an adjunct professor of law.