Category Archives: Speaking

Disparaging Trademarks: The Skin-ny on The Slants

Here’s my presentation to the Chicago Bar Association on April 6, 2016 on “Disparaging Trademarks: The Skin-ny on The Slants.”

In my talk, I explained how Section 2(a) works when the mark is considered disparaging of an identifiable group, how it was ruled unconstitutional in the recent en banc decision of the Federal Circuit in In Re Tam, and how it might affect the pending case over the Redskins logo in the 4th Circuit.

Disparaging Trademarks CBA Presentation

Twittering Away

I’ve been busy with the new job, and enjoying all the challenges life has to bring, so I have not posted here in a while. I’d certainly planned to, but something always came up.

I have been more active on Twitter than anywhere else, posting links to interesting articles.

I also was jazzed to be on This Week in Law, #279, with the great title “Blame Kevin.” Thanks, Denise!
Twit 279 - Blame Kevin

Here are some of the notable links:

Slides from CBA Presentation on COPPA

Here are my slides from today’s presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee on the amendments effective July 1, 2013 to the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Slides – Thompson – COPPA Update [PDF] The FTC’s Final Rule can be found here- FTC Final Amended COPPA Rule [PDF] For more… Continue Reading

Trademarks and Domain Names Webinar Recording

The recording of my webinar on “Trademarks and Domain Names” has been posted to my Firm’s blog here – http://blog.davismcgrath.com/2012/03/08/trademarks-and-domain-names-webinar/ I covered the following topics: – Trademark Overview – Domain Name Overview – Domain Name Formats – Domain Names as Trademarks – Domain Names Including Trademarks – UDRP – ACPA – Cybersquatting and Typosquatting –… Continue Reading