Virtual lunch to discuss 'Changes to IP Law'

The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) will host a virtual luncheon meeting on Tuesday, March 23, from noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom.

Melissa Eckhause, a visiting assistant professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, will be presenting on “Changes to IP Law under the COVID-19 Relief Bill.” The presentation will examine the newly enacted Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, which creates a small-claims tribunal to hear copyright infringement matters with damages under $30,000, and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act, which makes certain pirated streaming a felony.  The presentation also will discuss the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020, which, among other things, creates new procedures for ex parte challenges of existing registrations.

Those interested in attending should email Andrea Arndt at  by March 16 and Andrea will send a link to the meeting a few hours before the meeting starts.

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