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Intellectual Property Basics for Non-IP Lawyers

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Produced on May 03, 2018

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Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

The world of intellectual property is a practice area for which many clients seek legal advice. From patents to copyright to trademark to trade secrets, the issues can be complex and daunting. Many solo practitioners or members of small firms will get contacted by clients for general advice and consultation in these areas. Focusing predominantly on copyright and trademarks, the course will help orient lawyers who don’t have a working knowledge or practical experience in IP. The program will also help them learn basic IP issues and terminology so that they can at least understand their prospective client’s questions, in order to know what to look out for and how to move forward.

Join Oscar Michelen, a New York litigator who has helped numerous established businesses, start-ups, and individuals develop and protect their intellectual property. Mr. Michelen will take you through what you should know to ask the right questions of clients and spot issues, as well as to perhaps begin trying to develop your own IP practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discern what intellectual property rights are and how they differ
  2. Examine basic legal issues surrounding copyright law
  3. Discuss common issues that arise surrounding trademarks, trade dress, and trade secrets
  4. Identify what advice and assistance lawyers can provide to clients even if they are not IP practitioners

Credit Information

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Oscar Michelen

Cuomo LLC

Oscar Michelen, Born: Santo Domingo Dominican Republic. Education State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A. 1982); New York Law School (J.D. Magna Cum Laude 1985); Research Editor New York Law School Law Review; Admitted to Bar: New York, New Jersey, United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey (1986); former law clerk to the Hon. Vincent L. Broderick (SDNY); Partner, Cuomo LLC, Mineola and Manhattan, NY; Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School (2004 to 2009); Adjunct Professor of Law, Touro Law School (2017 –present);  Mr. Michelen has extensive litigation experience in Federal and State courts particularly in commercial litigation, intellectual property, municipal liability, and representing management in labor and employment litigation.

Mr. Michelen is recognized as a leading authority in digital image and photography litigation and has represented businesses and individuals nationwide defending claims brought by digital image companies such as Getty Images, Masterfile and Corbis. Member: Nassau County Bar Association, Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and Dominican Bar Association.


James T.

Guy was excellent

Kimberly W.

Great intro to IP!

Walter F.

Very good overview by an experienced and knowledgeabkle presenter. Very well done and helpful. Thank you!

Wilber A.

Very Informative.

Jill E.

I'm a paralegal interested in this field of law and this was very informative!

Erin L.

Great overview!

Corey M.

Very clear and basic overview. Slides were simple and helpful.

James B.

Excellent speaker. Did a superb job of introducing and covering the subject matter.

Janice L.

Good overview for those unfamiliar with IP law

James P.

Well done introduction. Very helpful.

Anne P.

Excellent presentation

Jayne W.

good primer on IP

Anusha G.

Oscar put copyright and trademark law into very understandable terms which were easy to understand for someone completely new to IP. Thank you!

Shin M.

This type of introductory course is very helpful.

paul c.


Ashley Renee E.

Great course

Paul F. C.

Wonderfully understandable!

Mary B J.

Very useful. Excellent examples

Vincent O.

one of the best introductory cle presentations in a legal area I have taken

Marian B.

Very good

Carol M.

Informative, clear presentation. Well done.

Martha C.

This was a terrific presentation. I am coming back to law after being out for many years, I was an IP transactional attorney, wanted to refresh and got much more than that out of this vide.

Paul J. K.

Great intro

Lynn D.

Very good - right level of information for a beginner course, thanks.

Joseph H.

Good speaker

Jhanalyn B.

This was great

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