Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Mercedes Tunstall, Loeb & Loeb

Join us on February 22, 2022 for our next webinar. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event. 

Our speaker will be Mercedes Tunstall of Loeb & Loeb. Ms. Tunstall will discuss non-fungible tokens, more commonly known as NFTs. Her presentation will focus  on information regarding the NFT craze and what attorneys can expect in this space as the technology continues to develop. Ms. Tunstall will focus on intellectual property law considerations, including the protection of NFTs when sold to a third-party, the rights to the original content, and general brand protection concerns.

This webinar will be 60 minutes and will share information on how intellectual property attorneys can participate in NFT-related opportunities that engage their specialized areas of practice. 

Register here by February 21st at 5:00 PM.

About the Speaker:

Mercedes Kelley Tunstall is widely recognized as a legal leader in fintech and consumer financial services regulation and compliance. She regularly counsels clients regarding federal banking regulators and defends clients against enforcement actions taken by these regulators, particularly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

As a former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawyer and bank in-house counsel, Mercedes draws on her experience to work with companies in a wide variety of industries on advertising law, privacy and cybersecurity issues, as well as represent clients in FTC and National Advertising Division defense.

Mercedes takes pride in helping her clients, including banks, lenders, payments companies and fintechs, innovate by incorporating artificial intelligence, mobile payments, social media, cryptocurrency, and blockchain and distributed ledger technology into financial products and services.


Google v. Oracle – Discussion of SCOTUS Decision

Timothy Armstrong, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Join us on June 22, 2021 for our next webinar, led by Professor Tim Armstrong of the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Professor Armstrong will discuss the outcome and implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., decided on April 5, 2021. Reversing the Federal Circuit, the Supreme Court found Google’s use of software code was fair use under copyright law. Professor Armstrong will discuss the decision and the implications of the fair use doctrine. We anticipate 1.0 hour of CLE credit in Ohio.

Register here by June 18th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speaker:

Timothy K. Armstrong is a Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he has taught since 2006. Professor Armstrong’s research and teaching specialties include United States, foreign, and international intellectual property law, particularly as they apply to computing and communications technologies.  Professor Armstrong holds a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. After law school, Professor Armstrong served for one year as a law clerk to Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then practiced for ten years with the law firm of Howrey & Simon (later Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White) in Washington, D.C. Before joining the University of Cincinnati faculty, he served as Assistant Director of the Clinical Program in Cyberlaw for the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. 


Sweepstakes, Contests, & Giveaways: Keeping Your Client’s Promotion Legal

Lori Krafte, Wood Herron & Evans L.L.P.

Join us on May 11, 2021 for our next webinar, led by Lori Krafte of Wood, Herron & Evans L.L.P. 

We’ve long seen promotions on the back of cereal boxes and other consumer packaged goods, but now there is hardly a type of business where we don’t see them, including B2B. 

But as great as they are for marketing, they can create real exposure if you aren’t careful.  When is your client’s promotion actually an illegal lottery?  When is it creating unacceptable infringement or false advertising risks?  What is required to comply with the law?  How do social media platforms affect the structure and rules of the promotion? 

We’ll go over the compliance basics and discuss the common pitfalls of sweepstakes, contests, and giveaways. We anticipate 1.0 hour of CLE credit in Ohio.  

Register here by May 7th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speaker:

Lori Krafte is a Partner with Wood Herron & Evans. She also teaches Advertising Law and Trademark Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. 

Ms. Krafte counsels clients in all areas of advertising and media law, privacy, trademarks, copyrights, and domain name disputes and other Internet law matters.  Ms. Krafte has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers, Cincy Leading Lawyers, Chambers USA, and IP Stars. She holds a CIPP/US certification (Certified Information Privacy Professional – U.S.).