Recent Speeches


"The U.S. Trademark Modernization Act of 2020: What Every Trademark Practitioner Needs to Know," INTA webinar, March 2021

“Intent to Confuse:  Whether Motive Matters in Trademark Infringement Actions,” All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property (AOAIOIP), September 2019, Cleveland, OH & Cincinnati, OH

"Cannabis, Cash & Fame – Living Your Best (V)IP Life" and Trademark Law Year in Review, Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute, Michigan ICLE, July 2019  

"Giving the Middle Finger to Section 2(a)," Fordham IP Institute, April 2018

Interview on AltLegal Podcast, November 2017, available on iTunes and other podcast apps as well as here

"The Trademark Landscape after Matal v. Tam," AppDetex webinar, September 2017, available here at AppDetex's website

"Pure Bologna or Pure Baloney: The Global Food Fight Over Geographic Indications," panel member, ABA-IPL Spring Meeting, April 2016, Bethesda, MD

"Scandalous, Disparaging or Abandoned: Enforcing Trademarks That Can't be Registered," Annual Spring IP Seminar of the State Bar of Michigan, March 2016, East Lansing, MI

"Reviving Dead Trademarks: Savvy Business Practice or Zombie Apocalypse?," All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property (AOAIOIP) 2015 Meetings, October 2015, Cleveland, OH & Cincinnati, OH

"Preclusion, Presumption and Pizza:  Trademark Law Mid-Year Review," AIPLA 2015 Spring Meeting, May 2015, Los Angeles, CA

"USPTO Rejection of Scandalous and Disparaging Trademarks," panel member, ABA-IPL Spring Meeting, March 2015, North Bethesda, MD

"Demystifying the Supplemental Register," 2014 Intellectual Property Law Spring Seminar of the State Bar of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Section, March 2014, East Lansing, MI