Friday, September 7, 2018

UNLV to Host a Conference on IP Enforcement at Trade Shows

The University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, will be hosting an event titled "Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement at Trade Shows:  International Perspectives and Best Practices Conference" on October 4, 2018.  Much of the discussion will focus on remedies, and I will be moderating one of the panels.   Here is the conference webpage, from which you can download the schedule, and here is the conference description:
Trade shows are frontiers of innovation and creativity, but they can also be catalysts for disputes over intellectual property, such as trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents on inventions and designs. Enforcement of intellectual property rights is of vital importance at trade shows – where in one venue and in just a few days products and services receive the attention of a wide international audience. With some 260 million visitors attending trade shows worldwide annually, the annual global trade shows audience, taken as a group, would constitute the fifth most populated country in the world. This conference brings together intellectual property law experts from the United States and other countries – attorneys, judges, representatives of trade show operators, and others – to discuss best practices for intellectual property rights enforcement at trade shows, including practices in courts and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
The keynote speaker will be USPTO Director Andre Iancu. Should be a great event!

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