The New York Intellectual Property Association will host a seminar entitled “Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law” on Wednesday July 20, 2016, from noon to 5 PM, at the Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York City. NY and NJ CLE credits are available, including ethics credits. Register here.


With regard to developments at our favorite tribunal, TTAB Chief Adminstrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rogers will discuss the proposed new Board rules and fee changes.


12:00 – 12:45 – Registration and Lunch

12:45 – 1:00 – Welcome Remarks

1:00 – 1:30  – Keynote Address – State of the Union in Fashion Law
Professor Barbara Kolsun, Adjunct Professor of Fashion Law at Cardozo and Co-Director of Cardozo’s FAME program (Fashion, Art, Media and Entertainment)

1:30 – 2:00 –  Evidentiary Considerations for Evaluating “Disparaging Marks” Under Section 2(a)
Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP
Scott Greenberg, Senior Counsel, Locke Lord LLP
Robert L. Raskopf, Partner, Quinn Emmanuel LLP

2:00 – 2:30 Shammas & Nantkwest: A Critical Look at Expense-Shifting Provisions and the De Novo Review of Agency Rulings
Charles E. Miller, Member, Eaton & Van Winkle LLP

2:30 – 2:45 Refreshment break

2:45 – 3:15 Criminal Prosecution In Counterfeit Trademark and Trade Secret Cases
William P. Campos, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Intellectual Property Crimes Coordinator, Business and Securities Fraud Unit, U.S. Attorneys’ Office of the Eastern District of New York

3:15 – 3:45 New Rules and New Fees… What Changes Are Afoot at the TTAB?
Honorable Gerard F. Rogers, Chief Administrative Trademark Judge, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

3:45 – 4:15 Exploring a Trademark Safe Harbor
Patricia Chang, Legal Specialist, Etsy

4:15 – 4:45 Ethical Considerations in Trademark Practice – EARN ETHICS!
Kathleen E. McCarthy, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

4:45 – 4:50 Closing Remarks