#Trademarkinghashtags & Emojis: How and When to Trademark Hashtags and Emojis

Event Date
  • 11/4/2015   5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Cowan Liebowitz & Latman
    1133 6th Avenue
    New York, New York 10036

Program Schedule
5:45-6:00 PM Registration
6:00-6:30 PM Trademark Law & Practice Committee In-Person Meeting and Networking (Non-Members Welcome)
6:30-7:30 PM CLE Presentation on #Trademarkinghashtags & Emojis: How and When to Trademark Hashtags and Emojis (Reception to follow)

Joel Karni Schmidt, a partner at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C., will discuss how hashtags and emojis are currently being used by companies and under what circumstance they can function as trademarks. The program will also cover recent changes to the USPTO’s Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure relating to hashtags, as well as examples of actual trademark applications for hashtags and emojis.  Trademark use and clearance issues relating to hashtags and emojis, as well as potential false advertising claims that can arise through the use of hashtags and emojis will also be discussed.

CLE Credit 1.0 Professional

Hosted by the Trademark Law & Practice Committee