Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
In recent years there has been a legislative drive for companies to substitute hazardous chemicals in their products and supply chain with safer alternatives. In REACH, the European wide chemical legislation, substances of very high concern SVHCs are identified, restricted and banned in due course. Some European member states are going further: Sweden is implementing a tax for hazardous chemicals in electronics; Denmark regulates PFCs; and France regulates endocrine disrupting chemicals. Nevertheless, chemical substitution is a challenge for companies and brands. The alternatives are often hard to find.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
To establish and preserve their place in the market, companies invest significant time and resources towards obtaining, enforcing, and defending their intellectual property (IP) rights. These rights include patents for inventions, trade secrets for confidential business information, trademarks for product names and logos, and copyrights for original works, and they can make or break the business. Developing a strong IP portfolio requires companies to consider a multitude of issues and coordinate their IP strategies. For example, what are the different types of IP protection, how are they obtained, and what rights do they provide? Can a company pursue more than one type of IP at a time? Can different types of IP be used in sequence to extend a company’s marketplace protections? When should a company decide what types of IP to pursue? Does a company risk losing its IP rights... Learn more.