Trademark and Unfair Competition Law Developments

Ted Davis, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Join us on June 21, 2022 for our next webinar. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event. 

Our presenter will be Ted Davis from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. Mr. Davis will present on Trademark and Unfair Competition Law Developments. 

Speaker Ted Davis will discuss developments in trademark and unfair competition law over the trailing twelve months, including: 

  • The effective date of most (but not all) of the Trademark Modernization Act;
  • Constitutional challenges to the appointment of the TTAB’s administrative law judges;
  • Significant opinions addressing the question of liability for infringement arising from the resale of genuine, but altered or diverted goods;
  • Ratification of the initial-interest confusion doctrine;
  • Judicial disapproval of transparently opportunistic claims of priority;
  • Significant opinions from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board invalidating registrations as fraudulently procured; and
  • Ex parte orders from the Acting Director of the USPTO and the Commissioner for Trademarks sanctioning bad actors.

This webinar will be 60 minutes and will share information on the particulars of law governing trademarks and unfair competition.

Register here by June 20th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speaker:

Ted Davis is a partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he has practiced trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law since 1990. Outside the office, he has taught as an adjunct professor at the Emory University and the University of Georgia schools of law and has testified before Congress on trade dress and Internet issues. He is a past member of the International Trademark Association’s Board of Directors, a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, and a past chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Trademark Law Committee. As a frequent amicus advocate, he has represented INTA, the ABA, and the AIPLA in a number of briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ted received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Georgia, New York, and District of Columbia bars.