Making the Most Out of Logos, Product Designs and Packaging:
Practice Tips and Trends for Non-Traditional Copyrights
With Alicia Groos and Adam Mandell
Please join our Texas Chapter for its inaugural meeting of the 2014-2015 season, cosponsored by the Entertainment & Sports Law Section of the Austin Bar Association (ESLABA)
Traditionally, copyright protection was reserved for artistic works such as books, music and the like. These days, however, companies commonly seek copyright protection for logos, product designs and packaging, in order to enhance their rights. Join a panel of copyright attorneys for a discussion of how established copyright doctrines like authorship, merger, first sale and useful article apply to these types of "works." Also, get pointers on whether to seek registration, how best to do it, options if you are refused, and how the new draft of the Compendium III will affect registration practice.
Early Bird Registration Deadline is November 12
Date: November 19, 2014
Location: Jackson Walker L.L.P. | 100 Congress Avenue, Suite 1100 | Austin, TX 78701
CSUSA or ESLABA Members $12, after 11/12 $15
Students and faculty $12, after 11/12 $15
Others $15, after 11/12 $20
Lunch included for registered attendees
Alicia Groos is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP (Norton Rose Fulbright). Alicia focuses her practice on trademark and copyright law and management of domestic and international intellectual property portfolios. She is a native Austinite who has grown up with the vibrant creative and artistic culture in our city. Her practice includes trademark, copyright and false advertising enforcement and litigation, domain name disputes, counseling clients on the selection and clearance of trademarks, and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the United States and abroad. In addition, Alicia assists clients with trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling, and transactional matters, including licensing, assignments, coexistence agreements and consents. She has written and presented numerous times to a variety of organizations on topics of interest in the area of trademark and copyright law.
Adam Mandell s a senior associate attorney with the law firm of Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C. Adam represents clients in entertainment, trademark and copyright matters. His clients include game publishers and developers, record labels and artists with records debuting on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and start-up companies and websites featuring social networking and user-generated content. Adam regularly assists clients in trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance, enforcement and licensing, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). He has filed hundreds of copyright applications for registration of all manner of works, and has been successful in requests for reconsideration at the U.S. Copyright Office. He also advises clients on global protection of brands on the Internet, such as proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), domain name acquisitions and keyword advertising. In addition, Adam has experience litigating copyright and trademark infringement cases, including in connection with search engines, e-commerce and social media. Adam's professional memberships include the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Austin Bar Association, of which he is a founding officer. He frequently writes and speaks on a wide variety of technology, intellectual property and related business issues.