The Trademark Law and Practice Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) will host a half-day program entitled “Hot Topics in IP Law” on Thursday, July 18th, from 12 noon to 5 PM at the Princeton Club of New York, 15 W. 43rd Street, New York, New York 10036. The agenda is set out below. Registration here.

Keynote Address
Lesley Fair, Senior Attorney, Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will speak on the state of the law and good practice with regard to advertising claims.

TTAB Update
Hon. Mark A. Thurman, Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, will summarize important new substantive and procedural developments at the TTAB.

Trademarks In Bankruptcy: The Supreme Court Finally Speaks
Panelists: Stuart Gordon, Rivkin Radler LLP and Richard Levy, Jr., Pryor Cashman LLP
Moderator: Scott Greenberg, Culhane Meadows, PLLC
The panel will discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Mission Product Holdings case, dealing with the survivability of trademark license agreements within bankruptcy proceedings, including the decision’s impact on legal practice and the licensing industry.

Recent Developments—Ethics In Trademark Practice
Panelists: Tamar Bessinger and Emily Weiss, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
The panel will discuss ethics issues in intellectual property practice.

Great White North Cheat Sheet: What You Need To Know About The Amended Canadian Trademarks Act
Stuart C. Ash, Gowling WLG, will break down the most important changes in Canada’s sweeping new trademark legislation.

Generic But Incontestable? A Trademark Paradox
Ronald D. Coleman, Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C., will cover recent case decisions that have reached conflicting outcomes regarding challenges to the validity of an incontestably registered trademark on grounds of genericness.

TTABlog comment: The TTABlogger will be in attendance!

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2019.