Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ALI Webinar Dec 4th: "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers"

Yours truly, aka the TTABlogger, will team up again with Prof. Kenneth B. Germain in an ALI Webinar entitled "Trademarks, Trade Dress and False Advertising: Recent Developments for Business and IP Lawyers." When? Thursday, December 4th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time. Registration here.

Prof. Ken Germain

This practical program is specifically designed for business and IP lawyers who need to stay current with the recent trends in trademark, trade dress, and false advertising laws. Join us as our expert faculty provides a concise update and review of the latest cases from the United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals (including the Federal Circuit) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Topics include:
  • recent federal registration decisions on issues such as dilution-by-blurring, fraud, proof of lack-of-bona fide intent, disparagement, and specimens of use.
  • possible resuscitation of a dead “generic term”
  • likelihood of confusion, distinctiveness of marks, sponsored links
  • dilution vs. confusion
  • what's new in trade dress/product design and functionality
  • injunctive relief, whether trademark causes deserve a presumption of irreparable harm
  • monetary remedies: damages and attorney's fees under Lanham Act sec 35(a)
  • consumer surveys: still in vogue or under suspicion
  • insurance coverage for 'advertising injury' claims


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