NEW YORK, February 17, 2009—Kathleen E. McCarthy, a partner in King & Spalding’s intellectual property practice, will be a featured speaker at Information Technology Law Institute 2009, to be presented in New York on March 5-6 and in San Francisco on April 2-3. The annual program is sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute.
This year’s program focuses on the constantly changing world of mobile computing. It is aimed at technology and intellectual property lawyers, in-house counsel and outside counsel, and all lawyers who must stay current on Web 2.0 legal issues, including the following topics:
- Laws that impact the use of mobile devices for communicating with consumers
- Key negotiation issues in business transactions for mobile platforms
- Opportunities and liabilities surrounding social networks, blogs, and mobile devices
- The continuing battle over use of key words and meta-tags
- Best practices as to privacy and data security
- Content distribution in the mobile and wireless universe
- The future of advertising and product placement
McCarthy will lead a discussion of protection of trademarks in a Web 2.0 world. Her address will cover the following subjects:
- Best practices for monitoring the Internet after Tiffany v. eBay
- User-generated content (blogs, fan sites and more) affecting trademarks
- Appropriateness of DMCA take-down letters for trademark issues
- Real trademarks in virtual worlds — protection strategies for new media
- What trademark owners need to know about domain names, including developments at ICANN
McCarthy practices in King & Spalding’s New York office. She has 20 years’ experience in litigation and related counseling in domestic and international trademark, copyright, false advertising, right of publicity, unfair competition and internet matters. McCarthy has served as first-chair in two 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. She also directs international and domestic trademark clearance and prosecution programs.
For more information about Information Technology Law Institute 2009, click here.
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