April 4, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: Will your trademark license become an inadvertent franchise?

Topic:   Will your trademark license become an inadvertent franchise?

Slides:  Power Point – Inadvertent Franchises

Article:   Article – Inadvertent Franchises in Trademark Licensing

Description: Presented by Dennis Steinman. The franchise model has been a useful tool for businesses to expand their concept. Trademarks are generally the cornerstones of the franchise system. However, unsuspecting practitioners may create a franchise relationship through trademark licensing. Franchise laws are onerous, and attorneys should be careful not to subject their clients to these laws inadvertently. This CLE explains what creates a franchise relationship and how to avoid it.

Dennis Steinman is a partner at Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P.  He received his B.A. from Temple University and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School.  Mr. Steinman is an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School and he teaches the Federal Litigation Practice Seminar.  Mr. Steinman was a franchise executive for nearly 20 years, he is a leading franchise attorney and is a frequent speaker on franchise-related issues.

Registration: Please fill-out the registration form at: https://goo.gl/forms/nKGBThIM36y4HfED2.

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at https://ip.osbar.org/ for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations.

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:               Wednesday, April 3, 2018

Time:               12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:            The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205

Cost*: $20 without lunch (you may bring your own lunch, food carts are just 2-blocks away) $41 with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Common (menu selection provided below). Please bring payment to the CLE (check or cash). Sorry, no credit cards can be accepted.

*Law students: May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

Please make checks payable to: Oregon State Bar IP Section. No-shows will be charged for pre-ordered lunches if 48-hour cancellation notice is not received.

The organizer for this CLE is: Andrea Jasinek, IdeaLegal, LLC, [email protected]. To order a boxed lunch, your registration with lunch order must be received by noon, Monday, April 2. Otherwise, you may register any time prior to the meeting or at the door.