Hot Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Issues in the Entertainment and Sports Industries

October 11, 2019 at 1:30pm3:00pm
Timothy C. Matson, Emeka Igbokwe
ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries 41st Annual Playing the Game Conference
Four Seasons Hotel

3960 S Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas, NV 89119

Leaders of the Intellectual Property and Advertising Law bars will examine and discuss the latest cases and hottest issues in the entertainment and sports industries including topics such as the USPTO’s recent proposal to require all foreign pro seapplicants to have a U.S. attorney to file a U.S. application (including an overall discussion regarding filing strategy), the USPTO’s pilot programs to clear away dead and fraudulently obtained marks from the federal trademark registry, the USPTO’s guidelines on registerability of marks in the cannabis space, the In re Brunetti case involving registerability of “derogatory” or “scandalous” trademarks, the Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc. case clarifying the definition of “full costs” to a prevailing party in a copyright infringement case, the Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLCcase dealing with timeliness of copyright registrations prior to filing a lawsuit, and the EZ Pedo vs Mayclin Dental Studio case involving trade dress.