Conferences and Speeches

INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Intellectual property partners J. Kevin Fee and Andrew Gray will present at the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) 140th Annual Meeting.

“Comparing the Approach Under Trademark and Copyright Law”
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 12:00–1:15 pm
Speaker: J. Kevin Fee

Exploring the concept of fair use in both trademark and copyright law in the United States, EU, and other countries with similar federal trademark and copyright laws. Speakers will offer comparisons between situations under trademark and copyright law, specifically with respect to parodies and comparative advertising.

 The panel will explore the following questions:

  • Does copyright protection prevent trademark use in comparative advertising or nominative fair use situations?
  • Does trademark protection prevent copyright fair use or fair dealing in expressive works?
  • Do the fair use concepts influence each other, and can trademark owners benefit from fair use exemptions under copyright law?
  • How are claims of exemption under the same fact pattern approached by different jurisdictions, and what is the likely outcome of such claims in different jurisdictions?

“How to Work with Outside Trademark Counsel”
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 8:00–10:00 am
Andrew Gray will host a breakfast table discussion on how to work with outside trademark counsel.

INTA is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property (IP) to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation.

CLE credit: Please see event details for CLE information.