Protecting IP In An Online World : January 2013 Monthly Meeting


Mike Hurst
Keating Muething and Klekamp

January 8, 2013

12:00pm– 1:30pm

Location: The Cincinnatian Hotel

This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE in Ohio

The expansion of the Internet has led to an expansion in IP infringement claims stemming from content posted or otherwise shared via the Internet.From blogs and websites to social networks, it has become increasingly common for IP rights to be infringed. Mike Hurst, Partner at KMK, will address some of the most prevalent issues facing clients today. In particular, Mike will discuss rules for when you can use others’ content without violating their copyright, how trademarks of others can be legally used online, and techniques for leveraging the content of others without breaking the law. Mike will also discuss how the various take-down policies that have been put in place by social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest are similar, as well as how they differ, and what these policies mean to both lawyers and their clients.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1.0 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics


Going Global – Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

CincyIP Presents:
Going Global
Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

Lou Ebling

Date: January 11, 2011

Time: 11:45am – 1:30pm

Location: The Cincinnatian

1 Hour Ohio CLE (applied)

Topic: Going Global: Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

A trademark portfolio is a collection of registered marks, pending applications and often unregistered marks owned by a business venture. Apart from the traditional route, these rights arise through licenses or franchise agreements, co-branding agreements or other transactions. “Portfolio Management” involves developing strategies for acquiring, exploiting, maintaining and enforcing these rights in a way that maximizes their value. Companies conducting business outside the U.S. face growing challenges in determining how best to obtain the widest trademark protection possible, exploit the properties and provide meaningful enforcement in an era of shrinking budgets and staff.

Lou is a partner at Thompson Hine and a graduate of Albion College and the University of Michigan Law School. Lou concentrates his legal practice on all aspects of US and international trademark law and also advises on internet, advertising, data privacy, patent and copyright issues. Lou is an active member of the International Trademark Association, presently serving on the U.S. Legislation Subcommittee, and immediate past Chair of the US Roundtables Project Team. He has been honored by several of the most respected peer-review rating publications in the legal profession, including Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Lou’s topic includes taking IP assets global and the often overlooked issues with this practice. Lou deals with these problems on a regular basis with his own clients and is here to share some of those experiences with you today. He is among the most active lawyers in trademark prosecution in the Midwest and provides representation, counsel and advice to IP owners and managers of all types, from individual inventors and business owners to US and foreign companies.

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, January 5.

To renew your membership for 2011:
Thank you to those who have already renewed their memberships!


January 2010 Meeting – Internet Advertising

Internet Advertising

Date: Tuesday January 12, 2010

Location: The Westin Cincinnati 21 E. 5th Street    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 United States


The Guardian reported that the UK reached a watershed mark of the advertisers spending more on internet advertising than on television advertising in September 2009 (  As the US approaches this watershed, new legal issues will develop as  the  issues introduced just a few years ago continue to mature.   Recent cases and issues that will be covered include:

*  First Amendment/Copyright/Trademark issues as advertisers become more and more creative with online content and as user-generated content becomes even more the norm.   Viacom Intl, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc., et al., No. 06-02103 (S.D.N.Y.).

*  Contractual issues as social media networks begin the tighten the terms of service [TOS] for using those platforms .  See, Facebook TOS.

*  ISP liability for trademark infringment  – See, Tiffany v. eBay, 576 F. Supp. 2d 463, 2008 WL 2755787 (No. 04 Civ. 4607) (S.D.N.Y. , July 14, 2008).  and Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. Akanoc Solutions, Inc., No. C07-03952 (N.D. Cal.).

Our featured speaker this month is Jill Meyer, a member in the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd.  Jill Meyer concentrates her practice on counseling and litigating advertising & media law issues. Ms. Meyer represents a wide variety of clients – corporations, advertising agencies, and media outlets – on an array of issues, including advertising review and clearance, sweepstakes and promotions, viral marketing and interactive media, compliance with COPPA and FTC requirements for advertising and websites, intellectual property, right of publicity, advertising-related litigation and regulatory challenges. She also represents media clients in all aspects of First Amendment and newsroom-related matters, including pre-publication/pre-broadcast review, issues related to access to courtrooms, public meetings and public documents, and defamation and privacy related litigation.

$20 for Members (includes Lunch and 1 Hr Ohio CLE)

$30 Non-Member with CLE

$20 Non-Member without CLE

$15 Students and Full-Time Academics