TTAB Comes to Boston: October 24, 2008
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) will travel to Boston on Friday, October 24, 2008, to hear final arguments in an inter partes case, as part of a Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) program to be held at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL). The hearing will be preceded and followed by commentary and discussion from a panel of distinguished lawyers on various trademark and TTAB topics. The program will run from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM, with a reception afterward. Further details may be found here.
SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
Professor Stacey Dogan - Northeastern University School of Law.
Professor Dogan teaches and writes about IP and antitrust law, focusing on the digital and online environments. Her recent articles address trademark issues in the Internet context, right of publicity law, and the liability of Internet intermediaries for user copyright infringement.
Amy B. Spagnole - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP.
Amy is a partner specializing in trademark and copyright law and IP licensing. A frequent author and speaker on trademark and other IP issues, she is an adjunct faculty member at Suffolk University Law School, teaching a course in Trademarks and Unfair Competition.
David J. Byer - K&L Gates LLP.
David is a partner whose practice focuses on trademark and copyright law. He represents clients in litigation and dispute resolution, licensing, portfolio and brand development, and transactions. A frequent speaker on IP issues, David is a former adjunct faculty member at Boston Univ. School of Law.
Ann Lamport Hammitte - Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP.
Ann is a partner specializing in trademark protection and enforcement, copyright law, and intellectual property litigation, both civil and administrative. She is a contributing editor to Allen’s Trademark Digest and a member of the Editorial Board of The Trademark Reporter.
Mark D. Robins - Nixon Peabody LLP.
Mark is a partner focusing on intellectual property litigation, including trademark matters before the TTAB and the courts. He has published extensively and spoken frequently on trademark and other intellectual property subjects and is co-chair of the BPLA Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee.
John L. Welch - Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP.
John L. is Of Counsel to the firm, and practices intellectual property law in all its forms. A frequent author and lecturer on TTAB topics, he is the founder and publisher of The TTABlog, a contributing editor to Allen’s Trademark Digest, and a Member of the Editorial Board of The Trademark Reporter. He is co-chair of the BPLA Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee.