Developments in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Join us on January 9th, when Ted Davis, a partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, will discuss developments in trademark and unfair competition law over the last twelve months.

Mr. Davis’s remarks will focus on the invalidation of the Lanham Act’s prohibition of registration of potentially disparaging marks on First Amendment grounds, variation among federal circuit courts on the prerequisites for accounting of defendants’ profits, the continued implications of Octane Fitness v. Icon Health and Fitness, and continued findings of fraud on the USPTO by courts (but not by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board).

REGISTER HERE by January 4th at noon.

*This month’s meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites downtown, which is on Vine Street around the corner from The Cincinnatian.   

About the Speaker:

Ted Davis divides his practice between domestic and international litigation and client counseling in the fields of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law and has particular experience in trade dress and gray market disputes, litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and with large-scale trademark clearance and registration projects. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, on behalf of which he has testified before Congress on trademark and Internet issues, and he also has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association, which he has represented in a number of amicus filings before the United States Supreme Court.  He has been recognized by numerous organizations for his work in the area of IP.  Mr. Davis is a frequent author on intellectual property topics, and his articles have received the Ladas Memorial Award (three times) from the International Trademark Association, as well as the Burton Award for excellence in legal writing.



2017 Election Results

Congratulations to our newly elected Officers and Board Members!  Their terms will begin on January 1, 2018.

Vice-President: Mark Hull (Calfee, Halter & Griswold)
Secretary: Caroline DeHaan (Taft)
Chief Information Officer: Larry Williams (Thompson Hine)

Tim Ardizzone (Wood Herron & Evans)
Tim Armstrong (University of Cincinnati College of Law)
April Besl (Dinsmore)
Sarah DeCristofaro (The Procter & Gamble Company)

Thank you to all of our candidates, and to our outgoing Officers and Board Members for their years of service to CincyIP.





Officer & Board Elections – Vote by Dec. 7!

As of Friday, December 1st, polls are open for CincyIP’s annual elections for officer and board positions!  All registered voting members should have received an electronic ballot via email. If you believe you are a voting member but have not received a ballot, please contact us at  Voting will remain open through Wednesday, December 7th.  Please cast your vote!

See our latest Newsletter to meet the candidates for Vice PresidentSecretary, Chief Information Officer, and Board of Directors.