21st All Ohio Annual Institute On Intellectual Property (AOAIOIP)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Renaissance Hotel
24 Public Square
Downtown Cleveland

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Hilton Netherland Plaza
35 W. Fifth Street
Downtown Cincinnati

8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

CLE Credit
Ohio: 6.75 Hours, including 1.0/Professionalism and .5/Sub. Abuse
Indiana: 6.75 Hours, including 1.5/Ethics
Kentucky: 6.75 Hours, including 1.0/Ethics
Pennsylvania: 6.5 Hours, including 1.5/Ethics

Download the 21st AOAIOIP Brochure

To Register:


2011 Election Results

Congratulations to the following members who were elected to the CincyIP Board each for a three year term:

Kelly McDow (The Procter & Gamble Company)
Bryn Lorentz (The Kroger Co.)
Judith Cothorn (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP)
Mina Stricklin (The Procter & Gamble Company)

Also congratulations to the following elected as Officers:

Lindsey Jaeger, President (Wolfe, LPA)
April Besl, Vice President (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP)
Josh Lorentz, Treasurer (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP)
Cindy Bolden, Secretary (Wolfe, LPA)
Geof Oberhaus, Chief Information Officer (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP)

For a complete listing of the Board and Officers – click here


Gray Goods and First Sale – CincyIP June 2011 Meeting

CincyIP Presents:
Gray Goods and First Sale

Jonathan Polak – Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
Joseph Schaeff – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

June 14, 2011

11:45am – 1:30pm

The Cincinnatian Hotel

CLE: This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 total CLE hour instruction.

The presentation will include the definition of gray market goods, how they are treated by various IP laws, as well as the contours of permissible and impermissible sales under the first sale doctrine. The panel will review recent case law and discuss enforcement options where imported and sold products cross the line from permissible sales to infringing goods.

Jonathan Polak is a member of Taft’s Intellectual Property, Business and Litigation groups. He concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Polak has litigated intellectual property infringement claims on behalf of nationally-recognized rights holders, including Hershey’s, Volkswagen, Heineken, and Indiana University. He has also established a national practice in the area of the right of publicity, representing such personalities as Marilyn Monroe, Duke Ellington, John Wayne, Rosa Parks and John Dillinger.

Joe Schaeff is a partner in Dinsmore’s Intellectual Property practice group. Mr. Schaeff has practiced in the fields of trademark law and copyright law for more than 30 years. He is a 1975 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a 1972 graduate of the University of Dayton. He is listed in the The Best Lawyers in America, selected for the Ohio Super Lawyers® List, Listed in Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics

Registration ends at noon on Wednesday, June 8.

For more information on upcoming IP events in the area, click here.

Cancellations will not be accepted without a 24 hour notice.