The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021—arising from the December 2020 stimulus bill—made significant changes to intellectual property law, unbeknownst to many practitioners. This webinar will focus on the changes to copyright and trademark law, and will give an overview of how those changes might affect you and your clients.
The webinar will specifically address the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, which establishes a small-claims-court-type system through the U.S. Copyright Office for copyright holders to pursue low-value claims of infringement. The webinar will likewise address the Trademark Modernization Act, which is intended to better protect the public from confusion regarding the source of goods and services, and to implement procedures that the USPTO and trademark owners and applicants can use to more efficiently address fraudulent trademark filings.