Here’s the recording of the November 10, 2021 LG Webinar I conducted on the Trademark Modernization Act: Today, on November 17, 2021, the USPTO issued its final rule setting forth the implementation plan, which varies somewhat from what was expected: The implementation date of the Act is December 18, 2021 for most procedures, with the…
Register for LG Webinar – How The Trademark Modernization Act will Affect Everyone
On November 10, 2021, at 12:00 PM, we invite you to attend an LG Webinar presented by Kevin Thompson entitled “How the Trademark Modernization Act Will Affect Everyone.” The Trademark Modernization Act was signed on December 27, 2020, and will be implemented by December 27, 2021. This 30-minute presentation will focus on the changes coming…
Slides from April 30, 2020 Chicago Bar presentation on Brexit and the UK IP laws
Here are the slides from my April 30, 2020 presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s International Law Committee seminar on the IP changes coming to the UK as a result of Brexit.
Quoted in article on Star Wars counterfeit toys
I was quoted in this great article by Carol Pinchefsky on Star Wars counterfeit toys: http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/geek-collectors-under-attack-by-toy-counterfeiters-for-decades Enjoy!
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…
TWIL 194 – “When Laws Get Weird”
I was pleased to be a guest on This Week In Law last week, Episode #194, entitled “When Laws Get Weird.” Special thanks to Denise Howell, Evan Brown, and Lisa Borodkin for a great discussion on Aaron Swartz, Internet defamation, editorial independence, and more.
Here are some recent webinar recordings that I’ve done for my firm’s IP Webinar series that should be of interest to most of you: Trademarks and the Likelihood of Confusion IP Rights Enforcement in Social Media Photographers and Copyright The Right of Publicity
New gTLD Webinar Recording
Here is the recording on YouTube of my July 11, 2012 webinar on the new Top Level Internet Domains (gTLDs): For more information on my firm’s webinar series, click here.
New gTLDs Revealed
Yesterday, ICANN finally released the list of the gTLDs that have been applied for. We knew there would be a lot, but the final number is 1,930! Now begins the 60-day comment and 7 month opposition processes. They will be processed in batches. If no objections are filed, the first set of domains could go…
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 –…