Recent Developments in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Join us on March 12 for a discussion on developments in trademark and unfair competition law with Ted Davis of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

Mr. Davis’s presentation will cover the invalidation of the prohibition in Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act on the registration of potentially disparaging marks, the differences among regional circuits on accounting of defendants’ profits, the continued influence of the Supreme Court’s Octane Fitness decision, and ongoing findings of fraud on the USPTO by the courts.

REGISTER HERE by March 7th 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:

Mr. Davis is a partner of the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he divides his practice between client counseling and litigation in the fields of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law. He is also the past chair of the ABA’s Section of IP Law and a former member of the Board of Directors of INTA.

Recent Developments in Copyright Law

Join us on February 12 for a discussion on recent developments in copyright law with Melissa Kern of Frost Brown Todd.

Ms. Kern will provide updates on trends in copyright infringement claims (seeding files, creative commons licenses and copyright trolls), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and its available remedies and practical considerations, and the Safe Harbor Protection from Copyright Infringement Claims.

REGISTER HERE by February 7th 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:

Ms. Kern’s practice at Frost Brown Todd focuses on negotiating and drafting intellectual property agreements with an emphasis on copyright law, information technology, privacy and information security.

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