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MIP Global Trademark Roadshow 2018

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

Agenda - Los Angeles

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9:15 Registration and networking breakfast

9:50 Opening remarks

9:55 Europe

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

Ryan Pixton , partner, Kilburn & Strode
Marjorie Norman , associate, Venable

10:45 Networking coffee break

11:05 Effective brand protection strategy

  • Domain names and gTLD concerns
  • Across social and mobile

Manuela Finger , partner, Gowling WLG
Tammy Brandt , chief legal officer, Dreamscape Immersive
Bridget Madden, Innovus Pharmaceuticals

11:55 The Opposition system in México

  • Has it been effective?
  • The first court decisions

Carlos Perez , senior partner, Calderon & De La Sierra

12:50 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

Mark Cantor , president & chairman, Brooks Kushman
Nikki Hart , business and legal affairs, AXS
Benjamin Stasa , shareholder, Brooks Kushman

2:20 Social media concerns

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

Daniel Goldberg , associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Sela
Hannah Taylor , counsel, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Sela
Sara Perry , vice president, head of marketing & advertising, business and legal affairs, NBC Universal
Kat McGowan , global trademark counsel, LinkedIn

3:10 Networking coffee break

3:30 China

  • Priority claims
  • Appealing decisions effectively

Susan Natland , partner, Knobbe Martens
Jonathan Hyman
, partner, Knobbe Martens

4:10 Forum adjourns


Brooks Kushman



Gowling WLG

Kilburn and Strode

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