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Trade Dress Rights Enforcement: Prosecuting Infringement Claims
Proving Protectable Trade Dress and Likelihood of Confusion, Defeating Defe...
August 20, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on the enforcement of protectable trade dress. The panel will examine the requirements for trade dress infringement and will review recent cases. The panel will offer best practices for enforcing trade dress rights. Read More

NIL Recent Developments: Monitoring and Enforcement, New NCAA Policies and Protections, St...
March 14, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel on recent developments with name, image, and likeness (NIL). The panel will address monitoring and enforcement of NIL, current state-specific NIL laws, and NCAA enforcement actions. The panel will offer best practices for contracting, monitoring, and enforcing NIL... Read More

Enforcing Contributory Online Trademark Infringement: Willful Blindness, Knowledge Standar...
December 5, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on contributory trademark infringement and the knowledge required. The panel will discuss recent court treatment of contributory infringement, particularly in the online context. The panel will address what online marketplaces should be doing and will offer bes... Read More

Trademark Nominative Fair Use: Navigating the Affirmative Defense, Comparison With Statuto...
November 20, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance for IP counsel on nominative fair use. The panel will compare it with statutory fair use and examine it as an affirmative defense. The panel will also discuss the relationship to confusion and its impact on comparative advertising strategies and provide best pra... Read More

Trademarks, Parody, and the First Amendment: Guidance From the Supreme Court's Jack Daniel...
July 25, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on trademark infringement in the context of parodies. The panel will discuss the Supreme Court's recent decision and the guidance it provides as to assertion of First Amendment rights and the tests that will be used to determine infringement. The panel will dis... Read More

Trademark Licensing in the Cannabis Industry: Legality, Disclosure, Diligence, and Key Pro...
March 28, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on the unique issues that trademark owners and licensees need to consider when licensing a trademark for use in connection with cannabis products. The panel will address legality, state licensing and disclosure requirements, due diligence, and key provisions in... Read More

Sustainability in Trademarks: Leveraging Marks to Convey Eco-Friendly Brands, Avoiding Pot...
January 31, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on leveraging trademarks to convey sustainability. The panel will discuss the impact on brands and how they message their eco-friendly brands. The panel will offer best practices for brand owners to consider when using marks to communicate the brand's eco-frien... Read More

Update on Structuring Student-Athlete NIL Agreements: Recent Decisions, Regulations, and K...
January 5, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel to companies, universities, and student-athletes on name, image, and likeness (NIL) agreements. The panel will discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and NCAA interim policy that opened the door to allow student-athletes to monetize their NIL. The panel wil... Read More

U.S. Trademark Office Changes and the Impact: Rules to Implement the TMA, Specimen Require...
November 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on recent rule changes by the U.S. Trademark Office, including those implementing the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA). The panel will examine the impact of these changes on trademark applicants, registrants, and U.S. trademark practice, as well as offer best p... Read More

Functionality in Trademark Prosecution and Litigation: Protecting Trademarks, Defending Ag...
Functionality; Aesthetic Functionality; Related Copyright and Design Issues...
October 25, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on protecting trademarks and trade dress, defending against such claims, and dealing with the challenges and limitations of functionality and aesthetic functionality. The panel will examine functionality as it is applied in trademark applications and trademark a... Read More

Student-Athlete NIL: Federal and State Legislative Updates and Disparities, Litigation Tre...
June 23, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel to companies, universities, and student-athletes on name, image, and likeness (NIL) developments. The panel will discuss legislative updates and litigation trends and address pay-to-play concerns and issues related to using a university's IP. The panel will also d... Read More

Functionality in Trade Dress Prosecution and Litigation: Protecting the Look and Feel of P...
January 25, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on identifying and overcoming challenges related to the distinction between nonfunctionality and functionality in connection with trade dress. The panel will examine the judicial treatment of that distinction in the registration and litigation contexts. Read More

Trademark Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents: Prosecution, Clearances, Infringing Marks in Di...
September 14, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on the doctrine of foreign equivalents. The panel will examine the doctrine in the context of trademark prosecution and clearances and trademark infringement in different languages. The panel will also review recent cases and discuss the lessons from thos... Read More

Trademark Infringement and Irreparable Harm: Implications of the Trademark Modernization A...
Proving Harm With and Without Survey Evidence
May 18, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on the courts' treatment of irreparable harm since the eBay decision and the Trademark Modernization Act's (TMA) impact. The panel will also discuss the steps to take to prove irreparable harm and obtain an injunction--both with and without survey evidenc... Read More

Trademark Representation Risks: Best Practices for Reducing Malpractice and Ethics Complai...
Recognizing and Eliminating Problem Behavior, Identifying and Preventing Cl...
May 6, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on minimizing the risk of ethics and malpractice claims in trademark representations. The panel will examine common pitfalls and problematic behavior, client conflict issues, and hypothetical scenarios. The panel will also offer guidance on steps counsel can tak... Read More

Trademark Genericism: Minimizing Risks to Brands, Protecting Brand Value, Best Practices,...
December 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel and brand owners on genericism and its threat to brands. The panel will discuss the risks of genericide to brand owners and where and how they arise. The panel also will discuss the steps companies and their counsel should take to minimize these risks. Th... Read More

Blockchain in Trademark Transactions, Enforcement
Documenting Use in Commerce, Detecting Counterfeit Goods, Chain of Ownershi...
December 9, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the many possible uses of blockchain for trademark management and transactions. The panel will discuss how brand owners can leverage blockchain in establishing, licensing, and enforcing trademark rights. Read More

Trade Dress, Design Patent, and Copyright: Strategies to Maximize Protection, Challenge an...
November 12, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on maximizing the protection of product design and packaging by using trade dress, trademark, patent, and copyright law. The panel will discuss the advantages and mechanics of design patent protection and trade dress protection. Read More

Trademark Maintenance: Monitoring, Renewing, and Auditing Marks to Ensure Brand Protection
October 14, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on trademark maintenance. The panel will discuss the monitoring of marks and the renewal process. They will address protecting a company's brand by conducting regular trademark audits, examine recent case law, and provide best practices for maintaining tr... Read More

Comparative Advertising: Avoiding Trademark Infringement, Disparagement
Lessons From Recent Cases, Avoiding Pitfalls, and Substantiating Comparativ...
June 25, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel to companies using or facing competitor comparative advertising. The panel will examine the use of competitor's marks/logos in advertising, puffery vs. actionable comparative advertising, the use of consumer-generated content related to competitors, and substantiat... Read More

Product Trade Dress After Converse: Secondary Meaning and Infringement Redefined
Meeting the Court's New Test for Secondary Meaning, Timing of Infringement,...
February 6, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide IP counsel on protecting product trade dress after the Federal Circuit's decision in Converse Inc. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n (2018). The panel will discuss the court's new test for secondary meaning, the timing of infringement and the likelihood of confusion test. Read More