NEW YORK, April 6, 2010 -- Kathleen E. McCarthy, a partner in King & Spalding’s intellectual property practice group, will participate in a seminar titled "Information Technology Law Institute 2010: Opportunities in Cloud Computing, Blogs, Brand Protection and Targeted Marketing" in New York City, May 17-18. The program is presented by the Practising Law Institute.
McCarthy will discuss brand protection and trademark issues in cyberspace. She will address the following topics:
- Protection of trademarks in the mobile platform arena -- How user-generated content may impact on brands
- How to protect IP from imitators on the Internet
- New developments in domain name protection
- Strategies to protect against counterfeits and attacks on a client’s brand
The seminar is aimed at technology and intellectual property lawyers, in-house and counsel as well as lawyers who need to be on the cutting-edge of legal changes in information technology law. Business professionals, computer professionals and information managers who need to keep up-to-date with the dramatic changes in this area, would also benefit.
For more information, or to register, go to: http://www.pli.edu/product/seminar_detail.asp?id=60791.
McCarthy has 20 years’ experience in the United States and internationally in litigation and counseling matters related to trademarks, copyrights, false advertising, right of publicity, unfair competition and the Internet. She has served as first-chair in two of three full trials and numerous preliminary injunction hearings. She has practiced in the federal courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission and ICANN domain name arbitrations. In addition to litigation, McCarthy also directs international and domestic trademark clearance and prosecution programs.
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