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Webinar Training: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Appreciate the value of a nonprofit organization’s intangible property, including copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. Understand the intellectual property legal regime, and the steps nonprofit organizations should take to protect their intellectual property and avoid infringing another’s intellectual property.

When: Tuesday, August 4th
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Zoom Webinar - Link Via Email
United States
Presenter: Dr. Eric Franklin Amarante
Contact: Samantha Amick

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Member: $50.00
Non-Member: $150.00
Student Member: $20.00


Link to webinar will be emailed to participants in registration confirmation.

Learning Objectives Include:

  • Obtain a general understanding of copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret law
  • Recognize how to avoid liability related to intellectual property rights

  • Ensure the intellectual property of the organization is appropriately protected, through registration of intellectual property and utilization of nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Understand who owns specific intellectual property when it is created by employees, volunteers, independent contractors, interns, or others

ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate:

This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at


Who Should Attend:

Any nonprofit professional interested in identifying and protecting the organization’s intellectual property 

Please contact Samantha Amick at for specific questions about the level of this course.



Professor Eric Franklin Amarante  joined the UT College of Law in 2017 after teaching at the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law for four years. At UNLV, Amarante taught contracts and small business law, and directed the Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic. Prior to his stint at UNLV, Amarante was the inaugural Whiting Fellow at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Amarante received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his B.A. from the University of Texas. After law school, he joined Sullivan & Cromwell’s corporate group in Palo Alto, where his practice primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities offerings. After several years at Sullivan, he moved to Seattle to join the business transaction group of Davis Wright Tremaine. There he worked on a wide range of projects, from documenting multi-billion dollar joint ventures to counseling entrepreneurs on legal issues facing early-stage companies.



Cancellation Courtesy:
If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at five business days prior to the webinar. Please view our full cancellation policy here.

Special Accommodations:
If you require special accommodation in order to view or hear an ABN webinar, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or no less than five days prior to the webinar.

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