This 60-minute presentation, presented by Steven Feingold of Kilpatrick Townsend, will begin with a brief review of the general rules governing trademark lawyers, including the different standards applied by the USPTO and many other state jurisdictions. The rest of this session will focus on ethical encounters of particular concern to the trademark bar.
Stephen Feingold focuses his practice on trademark, copyright, advertising and Internet law. Trained as a litigator, Mr. Feingold currently divides his time between litigation and transactional projects advising clients with their most complicated trademark, copyright and Internet issues.
On the litigation front, Mr. Feingold has extensive knowledge in the area of trademark fair use and argued before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the case leading to that Circuit's first definitive ruling on the standards for establishing the fair use defense. He has also successfully obtained injunctive relief against John Doe defendants perpetuating consumer fraud and trademark on the Internet.
Mr. Feingold's transactional practice is similarly involved with many emerging issues. He is currently advising several clients with respect to the implementation of social networks and the integration of other new media into their business plans. He has also handled complicated licensing agreements with respect to online gaming, merchandising and the implementation of dealer networks to combat the unauthorized sale of gray market goods. In connection with his Internet practice, Mr. Feingold has also advised many clients with respect to privacy related issues and has counseled clients with respect to data breach and notification issues.
Mr. Feingold also leads several teams of lawyers handling the worldwide portfolios of several global companies and in connection with that work has advised clients on international enforcement and registration issues. A hallmark of his approach to portfolio maintenance is to assist clients to reduce costs by restructuring their portfolios so that there is a symmetry between the amount of legal spend for each brand that relates to how much that brand contributes to the clients' bottom line. One client was able to reduce its trademark budget by more than 50 percent after transferring its portfolio from another firm.
While his practice is not limited to any one industry, he has significant experience with the hospitality, gaming, real estate and educational publishing industries. He also has represented several major entertainment brands and in the past has done extensive work for both financial and pharmaceutical companies. Reflecting his commitment to the public interest, he has provided pro bono services to several not-for-profit companies including the American Conference for Diversity and Moving Traditions.
Presenter parsed out complex fact patterns very well.
An excellent refresher course on ethics for trademark practitioners.
EXCELLENT PRESENTATION. VERY TOPICAL AND RELEVANT.
Excellent presenter and well-distilled topic.
Informative and exceptionally pragmatic. Excellent presentation.
Exceptionally well done!
Very well done
Wonderful personality. The kind of lawyer we all want to be.
Certainly knows the subject.
Very interesting and enjoyable.
very well done and very informative!
good summary from actual experience