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Hot Topics in Advertising Law and Intellectual Property Issues in Venezuela and Latin America

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  • Description

    The globalization of the marketplace is due to many factors, but the internet and social media are probably the most significant. It has expanded the borders of advertising and marketing beyond what was thought possible. As such, companies can now reach a vastly greater number of consumers across the world. This CLE course, co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, will review advertising and intellectual property issues specifically as they pertain to Venezuela and Latin America. The course will cover the regulation of advertising in these locations as well as the right of action and remedies of competitors. The enforcement of advertising laws and its remedies, cultural particularities that may affect advertising as well as special rules how social media is used for advertising will all be discussed.

  • Instructor Bio

    Christopher Chase

    Christopher R. Chase is a partner at Frankfurt Kurnit where he practices intellectual property, advertising, sports, and entertainment law.

    He counsels entities and individuals in the advertising and entertainment industries on all aspects of their businesses, including rights clearance (such as copyright, trademark, and rights of publicity), regulatory matters, and risk assessment. He structures and negotiates creative services agreements, commercial production agreements, brand and celebrity licensing agreements, sponsorship and event promotion agreements, celebrity talent and on-camera agreements, content distribution agreements, media agreements, and content releases and licenses. He also counsels clients regarding potential and actual litigations arising out of commercials, print advertisements, sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions, magazines, films, television productions, and websites. Further, he has vast experience addressing music issues, including structuring and negotiating master use and sync licenses for commercials, video games, television productions, and films, music distribution agreements, artist/band services, appearance, and promotion agreements, and concert sponsorships.

    Additionally, he works with numerous clients in the sports industry, including counseling a major sports league on branded entertainment, intellectual property, and promotional matters, advising both sponsors and properties on the structure and negotiation of sponsorship and endorsement arrangements, counseling agency clients that activate sponsors’ marketing campaigns, advising major sports apparel and footwear companies on marketing campaigns, and counseling a major University on its media rights agreement in the wake of the athletic conference realignment. Mr. Chase has been quoted in Sports Business Journal on various legal issues and is a founder of the firm's sports law group.

    Mr. Chase’s practice also includes counseling entertainment, advertising, sports, media, and fashion industry clients on the clearance, selection, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks worldwide, as well as prosecuting trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and participating in actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

    Mr. Chase is a member of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Sports Lawyers Association, the International Trademark Association and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. He was a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Sponsorship. Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Mr. Chase was a litigation associate at Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells LLP.

    Mr. Chase is also an accomplished author. His publications include "To Shred or Not To Shred: Document Destruction Policies and the Federal Obstruction of Justice Statutes," which was cited by Chief Justice Rehnquist in the Supreme Court's seminal Arthur Andersen v. United States decision (544 U.S. 696 (2005)), "A Moral Dilemma: Morals Clauses in Endorsement Contracts", which appeared in Sports Litigation Alert (Volume 6, Issue 6, April 10, 2009), and "Fighting for What’s Left of Exclusivity: Strategies To Protect the Exclusivity of Sponsors in the Sports Industry," which appeared in the August 2010 issue of the Journal of Sponsorship. Mr. Chase is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and the Parsons, New School of Design.


    Ricardo Antequera

    Ricardo Alberto Antequera advises and develops strategies for transactions and litigation involving trademark, copyright, unfair competition, advertising, sports and entertainment law. He leads and coordinates lawyer teams in a wide range of intellectual property matters, including anti-counterfeiting (anti-piracy) programs.

    • Law Degree, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (1993).
    • Intellectual Property Summer Institute, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property (New Hampshire, USA, 1996).
    • Specialist Degree, Intellectual Property, Universidad de Los Andes (1999); thesis with honors.
    • Professional Training Certificate, with excellence, Conciliation and Trade Arbitration (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Universidad Católica Andrés Bello.