• Trademark Overview: A Roundup of Critical Trademark Topics

    On Friday, November 3, Coblentz partner Sabrina Larson will be a panelist during the Practising Law Institute session titled “Trademark Overview: A Roundup of Critical Trademark Topics.” Sabrina will discuss the scope of 1st Amendment protection for commercial parody. For more details and to register, please click here.

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  • Event: Preparing for CPRA Enforcement and Other Privacy Law Developments

    The California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) amended the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), and went into effect on January 1, 2023. The CPRA expanded consumer rights and created new privacy compliance requirements that businesses must put in place. CPRA enforcement begins on July 1, 2023.

    Join privacy attorney Scott Hall and members of the Coblentz Data Privacy Team on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 for a discussion on steps your business can take now to prepare for CPRA enforcement.

    • Learn practical steps to take now to ensure your business is in compliance with CPRA;
    • Hear about the state laws going into effect across the country;
    • Understand the impact of potential data breaches and the trends in privacy litigation and enforcement.

    Businesses who have $25M in annual global revenue; OR process personal information of 100,000 California residents; OR derive 50% or more of profits from selling or sharing personal information are subject to the CPRA.

    There is still time to comply, but businesses should act now to update privacy policies and practices.

    This program is pending approval for 1.0 General CLE credit in California.

    To register, please click here

    Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm PDT

    Format: Join us in person or via webinar.

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  • Understanding Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements

    Coblenz partner Stephen Lanctot will be presenting on “Understanding Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements” on Thursday, April 27, 2023, as part of a CLE presentation hosted by the Bar Association of San Francisco. Topics include:

    • Which non-compete agreements are enforceable in California?
    • How can California employers protect confidential information?
    • In what circumstances can an employee solicit its former employer’s employees or vendors?
    • How should you advise employees or employers on these restrictive covenants?
    • What should departing employees know and do about these restrictive covenants?

    For more details and to register for this program, please click here.

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  • Coblentz is the Proud Host of the Copyright Society’s New Frontiers with AI-Created Music Program in San Francisco

    Coblentz is the proud host of the Copyright Society’s program “Going where no Bach has gone before: New Frontiers with AI-Created Music” on Thursday, May 4. With AI-generated music, copyright protection is facing rapidly emerging challenges. While the advent of digital music, file sharing, sampling, and streaming already stirred panic in the industry over the past 40 years, today’s AI-generated music is stoking new concerns for enforcement, expression, and originality. Musicologist Judith Finell will discuss this topic, and will demonstrate recent developments in Chat-GPT music applications.

    Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023

    Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

    Location: One Montgomery Street, Suite 3000 (Building entrance can be found at 120 Kearny Street)

    Registration: Register here 


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  • Music Rights 101: Risk Avoidance and Strategies in Using, Licensing, and Commissioning Music

    On Wednesday, May 3, forensic musicologist and consultant Judith Finell will discuss the bundle of rights for using pre-existing music and recordings, as well as the risks and vulnerabilities to be considered in commissioning new musical works to fulfill and evoke a specific message, era, or demographic. She will provide examples of the way in which music is composed today, the use of temp reference tracks, and the ways in which new music technology introduces new potential risks of copyright violations – along with preventive measures that can be taken. Questions will be welcome. Attendance is limited so registration is requested.

    Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023

    Time: 8:30am-10:30am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

    Location: One Montgomery Street, Suite 3000 (Building entrance can be found at 120 Kearny Street)

    Registration: Register here 

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