I’m delighted to say we have secured some great
speakers for this webinar, which is the latest in a series we
have been hosting in association with Lecorpio.
takes place this Thursday September 24 at 6pm (London), 1pm
(New York), 10 am (West Coast).
Joining me for the discussion will be:
- Fran Jagla (right), a shareholder of Lane Powell, who has
spent much of her career in house at companies such as Abbott
Laboratories and Microsoft and has extensive experience in
name development, clearance filing, registration, maintenance
and enforcement of trade marks and copyrights.
- Jeff Epstein (below left), a partner of Cowan Liebowitz
& Latman, who practises in trade mark and copyright law,
including before the TTAB and advises many multinational
companies on their worldwide IP protection strategies.
- Mark Bullard (below right), who will be familiar to those
of you who have listened to previous webinars in this series
and is vice president of product management at Lecorpio.
which promises to be open and frank, will focus on the pros and
cons of the Madrid System, particularly as it grows in the
Americas (Mexico and Colombia have recently joined, and Canada
is expected to do so soon).
It is particularly aimed at trade mark practitioners in the
US who use, or are considering using, Madrid for their trade
mark portfolios. But we anticipate that it will also be of
interest to practitioners in other countries.
We plan to debate advantages such as the cost, speed and
simplicity of the system as well as challenges related to the
specification of goods, bona fide intent to use, limitations
and central attack.
We will also be
discussion the experience so far in the US, Mexico, Colombia,
Cuba and Antigua & Barbuda, as well as the possibility of
Brazil and Canada joining, and what impact that would have.
Finally, we will look at some specific issues in the
pharmaceutical, fashion and motion picture industries.
As with all our webinars, there will also be an opportunity
for the audience to ask questions of the panellists.
The webinar is free to attend: just register here and
join us on Thursday.