NEW YORK, August 2, 2010 — Kathleen E. McCarthy, a partner in the intellectual property practice at King & Spalding, will be a featured speaker at the Intellectual Property Law Institute 2010 in New York City, September 23-24. The program is sponsored annually by the Practising Law Institute (PLI).
PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute is a two-day program exploring the most important developments in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. It is designed expressly for general practitioners, intellectual property attorneys, in-house counsel and others who need a comprehensive update on the major areas of intellectual property law, including the following specific topics:
- The latest updates in the law of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets
- Current in-house thinking on the major IP issues confronting corporations
- Developments in licensing law, including in Europe and Asia
- Pre-litigation checklist for trademark cases
- Measures to protect trade secrets in a digital age IP protection and enforcement in China
- Patent marking issues
- Licensing of new technologies, such as GreenTech
- What’s new in anti-counterfeiting?
- Ethics, as applied to the practice of IP law
McCarthy will present a day-one breakout session on trademark law titled “Hot Trademark Topics Before the TTAB (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board) and Federal Courts.” Among the issues she will cover are:
- What it takes to prove a case of fraud in the TTAB post-Bose
- Cease and desist letters and/or oppositions triggering declaratory judgment actions – applying MedImmune in trademark cases
- Proving confusion and dilution: Examples of recent wins and losses in Court and in the TTAB
- Dealing with a parody defense: Can you tell the difference between a (North) Face and a (South) Butt?
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McCarthy, a partner in King & Spalding’s New York office, has 20 years of experience in litigation and related counseling in domestic and international trademark, copyright, false advertising, right of publicity, unfair competition and internet matters. She has been first-chair in two of three full trials and numerous preliminary injunction hearings and 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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