Hot Topics in Trademark Law

Event Date
  • 7/18/2019   12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Princeton Club
    15 W 43rd Street
    New York, New York 10036

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 
Keynote Address Reference Materials (123 Pages)
Lesley Fair, Senior Attorney, Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will speak on  the state of the law and good practice with regard to advertising claims.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Trademarks In Bankruptcy:  The Supreme Court Finally Speaks Reference Materials (24 Pages)
Panelists: Stuart Gordon, Rivkin Radler LLP and Richard Levy, Jr., Pryor Cashman LLP
Moderator: Scott Greenberg, Culhane Meadows, PLLC
The panel will discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decision  in the Mission Product Holdings case, dealing with the survivability of trademark license agreements within bankruptcy proceedings, including the decision’s impact on legal practice and the licensing industry. 

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 
TTAB Update Reference Materials (22 Pages)
Hon. Mark A. Thurmon, Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, will summarize important new substantive and procedural developments at the TTAB.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
Refreshment Break

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Reference Materials (27 Pages)
Great White North Cheat Sheet: What You Need To Know About The Amended Canadian Trademarks Act  
Stuart C. Ash, Gowling WLG, will break down the most important changes in Canada’s sweeping new trademark legislation.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
Generic But Incontestable? A Trademark Paradox 
Ronald D. Coleman, Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C., will cover recent case decisions that have reached conflicting outcomes regarding challenges to the validity of an incontestably registered trademark on grounds of genericness.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 1 hour ETHICS! Reference Materials (28 Pages)
Recent Developments—Ethics In Trademark Practice
Panelists: Tamar Bessinger and Emily Weiss, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
The panel will discuss ethics issues in intellectual property practice.  

Earn 2.5 Professional and 1.0 Ethics NY/NJ CLE Credits
For Both Newly Admitted & Experienced Attorneys