The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will host the 2018 National Trademark Exposition on July 27 and 28 at the National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20560. The exposition is a free, family-friendly event featuring educational workshops, exhibits and hands-on activities demonstrating the important role trademarks play in our economy and our lives. Children’s activities, including scavenger hunts, interactive games, and trademark design workshops, will be offered both days. [more details here and at]

As part of the 2018 National Trademark Exposition, two free continuing legal education (CLE) seminars will be offered to legal professionals:

Who Owns You After You Die – Inside the Estates of Deceased Celebrities
Friday, July 27, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

This seminar will be moderated by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, professional basketball legend, author, and registered trademark owner, and his business manager, Deborah Morales. Panelists will include Jennifer E. Rothman, a leading expert on right of publicity and Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Priya P. Royal, managing attorney and founder of the Royal Law Firm, PLLC.

Legal Ethics Seminar
Friday, July 27, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

This seminar will be delivered by William R. Covey, United States Patent and Trademark Office Deputy General Counsel and Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED). OED is responsible for registering attorneys and agents to practice before the USPTO and the presentation will cover a variety of issues, including OED rules, programs and statistics, as well as related case law.

TO REGISTER send an email with your name, bar number, and seminar you wish to attend to TMExpo@USPTO.GOV with “CLE Registration” in the subject line. Registration is limited to 100 attendees per seminar and closes on July 10. The USPTO is seeking CLE accreditation for the seminars.