Director Tracy-Gene G. Durkin will be speaking at IPWatchdog's Annual Meeting 2020 in Dallax, TX. Her panel, titled “Worldwide Design Rights: Strategic Use of Design Rights in the Era of Alice,” will be on Monday, March 16, 2020. A description of the panel is below:
Design rights can also be an extremely useful tool in your intellectual property arsenal, particularly when you are attempting to create overlapping protection. This panel will summarize the various design-related legal rights that are available to build value. The panel will provide best practices for identifying when and how to interface with legal counsel when such rights might be available and provide case examples for protection strategies in different product segments. When and how to use the Hague Agreement, as well as design related litigation will also be discussed.