Friday, October 20, 2006

Don't Forget! BPLA Trademark Year in Review is Next Thursday

The excitement is mounting. Next Thurdsay morning, October 26th, the Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) will present its third annual review of trademark law, entitled "Trademark Year in Review: 2006." The seminar will run from 7:30 AM to 10:45 AM at the Langham Hotel in Boston's Post Office Square. (download brochure here).

Co-chairs Cynthia Johnson Walden and John L. Welch (a/k/a the TTABlogger) have put together a stellar lineup of trademark law experts, led by former TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge Beth Chapman:
  • John DuPré of Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, PC, will review noteworthy 2006 federal trademark cases outside the First Circuit.

  • Larry Robins of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, will survey recent trademark decisions from the First Circuit, including its district courts.

  • Beth Chapman of Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt PC will review the year's important TTAB developments, both decisional and procedural.

  • Julia Huston of Bromberg & Sunstein LLP will discuss new federal and state legislation and will provide her comments on the proposed TTAB Rule changes.

Langham Hotel

Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 AM, with the first presentation commencing at 8:00 AM.

See you there.


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