(Webcast) Trademark Law for the Small Firm Practitioner

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Program Chair & Moderator:
David L. Cohen
David L. Cohen, P.C.

  • In this program our speakers and panelists will address the key aspects of this important and economically significant area of  the law.  The program will address the following questions: What is a trademark and why might you want one? When and how can you get one? What can you do with it and how? What can you do if someone “uses” your trademark and what can someone do to you if you “use” theirs? How do trademark licensing and protection work?  Finally, the panel will address how generalists can begin to think about the legal and business issues that may arise should their clients want or need to deal with trademark law

    Program Fee:
    $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $79 for Members

    Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorney members who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Catherine M. Dennis Brooks
    Miller Thompson LLP

    Jared I. Kagan
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

    Fara Sunderji
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    Ryan Osterweil
    Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. / Brown-Forman Brands

  • 6:30 pm – 6:35 pm
    Introduction and Welcome

    6:35 pm – 6:45 pm
    What is a Trademark?

    • Name, logo, design, slogan, domain names, sounds, textures, scents
    • Why do we protect trademarks?
    • Spectrum of Trademark Distinctiveness
    • Differences between trademarks, patents, and copyrights

    6:45 pm – 6:55 pm
    Trademark Protection

    • Common law protection
    • Federal, state registration
    • International protection
    • Maintaining trademark registrations

    6:55 pm – 7:05 pm
    Trademark Licensing

    7:05 pm – 7:15 pm
    Trademark Infringement

    • Likelihood of confusion

    7:15 pm – 7:30 pm
    Dilution and Counterfeiting

    7:30 pm – 7:50 pm
    Overview of Canadian law and distinctions from US law

    7:50 pm – 8:05 pm
    Litigation Overview & Remedies

    • Injunctive relief
    • Monetary relief
      • Defendant’s profits
      • Actual damages
      • Enhanced damages

    8:05 pm – 8:20 pm
    Panel Discussion: Common Trademark Issues that May Arise for the Small Firm Practitioner

    8:20 pm – 8:30 pm

  • New York: 2.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 2.3 General
    California: 2.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Council on Intellectual Property, James R. Klaiber, Chair
    Small Law Firms, Anne Wolfson, Chair
    Trademarks & Unfair Competition, Fara Sunderji, Chair

    Co-Sponsoring Organization:
    Small Law Firm Center

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org