Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The TTABlog Goes To Washington: 20th Annual ABA IP Law Conference

Virginia, actually. TTABlogmeister John L. Welch will share the podium with the Hon. Carlisle Walters, TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge, at the ABA's 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, April 14-16, 2005. The Conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
United States Supreme Court

Judge Walters and Mr. Welch will offer their "Trademark Trial and Appeal Board: Year in Review" on Thursday, April 14th, from 1:45 to 2:45 pm, as part of an afternoon General Session that will, in addition, focus on two particular "hot topics" in trademark law:
2:50 to 3:50 pm -- "Fair Use and Initial Interest Confusion: Key Issues for the Future," presented by Stephen W. Feingold, of Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch, New York, NY, and Elizabeth H. Cohen of Arent Fox PLLC, Washington, D.C.

4:00 to 5:00 pm -- "The Use and Misuse of 'Use in Commerce,'" presented by Jordan S. Weinstein and Jason A. Cody of Oblon, Spivack, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and Robin Smith, counsel, LEGO Systems, Inc.
Mr. Welch's paper, entitled "The TTAB in 2004: What Was Hot, What Was Not," will be available for downloading at The TTABlog immediately after the conference.

Text and photograph ©John L. Welch 2005. All Rights Reserved.


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