September 5, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: Import and Export Issues Impacting Intellectual Property Rights

Topic:   Import and Export Issues Impacting Intellectual Property Rights

Recent developments in the world of international trade have turned the existing regulatory world on its head. As to imports, newly imposed and threatened U.S. tariffs on billions of dollars of imports as retaliation for foreign appropriation of U.S. intellectual property rights, as well as the commencement of the General Data Protection Regulation on E.U. Personal Data, are just two recent developments potentially involving U.S. IP attorneys.  On the exporting side, U.S. companies and their legal counsel should be aware of major U.S. enforcement actions affecting Oregon companies who export technology-based products.

Materials:  Import and Export Issues Impacting IP Rights (5Sep2018)

Speaker:  Akana K.J. Ma is the Chair of Ater Wynne LLP’s Global Trade Group.  For over 30 years, he has advised U.S. and foreign clients in complex international transactions and import/export regulatory compliance.  Akana routinely represents clients in transactions involving the import or export of technology-based products, often involving regulatory approval by multiple U.S. and foreign government agencies.   For the last 5 years, Akana has been an appointed industry advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce on international trade issues, as a member of the USDOC District Export Counsel.  He is also a regular presenter in regional and national conferences on intellectual property protection, and import and export controls compliance.

Registration: Please fill-out the registration form provided below and make checks payable to: Oregon State Bar IP Section

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

Date:                     September 5, 2018

Time:                    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:                The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205, (503) 228-2277


$20 without lunch (you may bring your own lunch, food carts are just 2-blocks away)

$43 with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Commons (menu selection provided below). Please bring payment to the CLE (check or cash). Sorry, no credit cards can be accepted. 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

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

For boxed lunches, your registration with lunch order must be received by noon, Friday, August 31. Otherwise, you may register any time prior to the meeting or at the door.

The organizer for this CLE is: Kimberly Fisher of Kolisch Hartwell, P.C. (email [email protected])

In order to register please fill out the form online: