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MIP Global Trademark Roadshow 2018

March 13, Intercontinental Downtown, Los Angeles
March 15, Convene 810 Seventh Ave, New York

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8:30 Registration and networking breakfast

9:00 Opening remarks by Michael Loney, managing editor, Managing IP

9:05 Effective brand protection strategy

  • Domain names and gTLD concerns
  • Across social and mobile

Donna Tobin , partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz ( moderator )
Susan Stearns , intellectual property and corporate counsel, Edible International
Helen Wu , commercial, IP and advertising counsel, JetBlue Airways
Danielle Maggiacomo , associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

9:55 The Opposition system in México

  • Has it been effective?
  • The first court decisions

Carlos Perez , senior partner, Calderon & De La Sierra

10:45 Networking coffee break

11:05 International trademark issues concerning piracy and counterfeiting

  • Alibaba case-holding service providers accountable for counterfeit products sold on their networks
  • New detection technologies
  • Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act updates
  • Working with licensees to police trademarks outside your home jurisdiction

Oliver Herzfeld , SVP and chief legal officer, Beanstalk
Pamela Weinstock , vice president and agc, Kenneth Cole Productions
Danny M. Awdeh , partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Brett Heavner , partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

11:55 Repercussions of trademark law post Matal vs Tam and In re Brunetti

  • Differences between USPTO versus EUIPO and other foreign trademark offices/laws
  • Implications of Tam and Brunetti abroad

Lisa Mottes , associate, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Nicholas Bartelt , copyright and trademark senior fellow, Fordham IP Institute

12:45 Networking lunch

1:30 When does it make sense to litigate?

  • Balancing enforcement & business costs
  • What to do when enforcement goes viral and threatens your reputation

Kristin Murphy , shareholder, Brooks Kushman
Michael Crane , former chief business counsel/Trademark/Copyright, Capital One
Julianna Orgel-Eaton , senior corporate counsel, Ziff Davis
George Wukoson
, senior corporate counsel, Ziff Davis

2:20 Social media concerns

  • Influencers duty to disclose relationships when promoting/endorsing products
  • When to make an example of infringement

Kate Swaine , partner, Gowling WLG
Paul Anderson
, associate general counsel, IP and commercial counsel, Forbes
Peri Fluger , corporate counsel, Ketchum
Romy Horn , general counsel, W2O Group

3:10 Networking coffee break

3:30 Europe

  • Brexit’s impact on the EU Trademark Directive
  • Working between IP offices in the EU

Ryan Pixton , partner, Kilburn & Strode
Ainslee Schreiber , former VP & associate general counsel, Starwood Hotels and currently IP consultant, Rosewood Hotel Group

4:10 Forum adjourns


  Brooks Kushman




FKKS Gowling WLG
Kilburn and Strode


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