What to Do When the Trademark and Copyright Trolls Show Up

Event Description

Lunch will be provided, special meal requests must be made in advance . Registration will begin at 11:45am. The program will begin at 12:00pm

In this presentation, intellectual property attorneys Alex Farrell and Alex Mueller will discuss what "trolling" means, common tactics employed by trolls and what to do if your client becomes the target of a copyright or trademark troll. Also included is discussion of tools available to fight back, the costs and benefits of each, insights from past encounters and the costs of ignoring trolls.

Topics include:
1.       Who is and Who is not a Troll?
2.       Tactics commonly employed by a troll
3.       Examples of trolls and the legal devices they abuse
4.       The future of trolls and the copyright small claims court
5.       Strategies for fighting trolls


Alex Farrell | Attorney 

Alex Mueller | Attorney

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits Applied 


Section Member: Free
MSBA Member not in the section: $20
Non-MSBA Member:  $40
Law Student:  Free

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Friday, March 6, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Pipestone Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States