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IP & Data Protection in the USA and Germany

Digitization of data as well as technological advances continue to present new opportunities for brands to engage with their customers. This also helps businesses connect and grow on a global scale faster than ever before. With these opportunities come new challenges, such as IP infringement, IT threats, and data regulation compliance. Regulations do vary, so understanding these challenges and their legal implications is imperative for today’s business world.

Join us online October 27th at 19h for a panel discussion on the Intellectual Property and Data Protection Regulations in Germany and the US. The transatlantic panel consists of legal professionals Morton Douglas and Werner Bachmann from Freiburg, Germany, as well as Esther T. Earbin and Eric W. Klemm from the US.

Panelists will discuss US and German law relating to IP and data protection. Points of discussion will include defining IP, trade secrets, data as an asset, data protection, and open access to data. At the end, there will be time for some Q&A.

Esther Earbin is an Associate at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She focuses her practice on corporate transactions and intellectual property law and also advises clients on technology and data privacy matters, including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) issues.

Werner Bachmann is an Attorney-Partner at Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB in Freiburg, Germany. His focus areas include: outsourcing, proprietary and open source licensing models, e-business models as well as IT compliance and data protection.

Eric Klemm is an Attorney at Neider & Boucher, S.C. in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He practices business law and focuses on licensing, trademarks and general intellectual property. He also has an interest in international law, including assistance with creating US-based subsidiaries for foreign businesses.

Morton Douglas is an Attorney-Partner at Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB in Freiburg, Germany. His focus areas include: trademark and design protection; law of corporate trademarks, titles and domains, and data protection law.

Moderation will be by Ashley Matthäus of the German-American Business Community at the Carl-Schurz-Haus in Freiburg, Germany.

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This webinar will be held in English via zoom. Entrance is free but registration is required. Please register here.

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