Intellectual Property Section Annual Meeting & CLE
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2.0 hrs. CLE

When: Thursday, Sept. 19
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Regions Conference Center
One Indiana Square
5th Floor
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
United States
Contact: Christine Cordial

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Intellectual Property Section Annual Meeting & CLE

September 19, 2019

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

2.0 hrs. CLE





12:00 – 1:00 p.m.                The Decision in Brunetti: WTF Comes Next (1 hr. CLE)

John R. Sommer, Chief Administrative Office and General Counsel for Stussy, Inc.

This seminar will examine the holding in Brunetti, which invalidated the Scandalous and Immoral Clauses of Section 2(a) of the Lanham. What will be the consequences of the decision, and what are the implications for other provisions of the Lanham Act? What is the status of similar provisions in other countries?


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                  What’s New at the PTAB? (1 hr. CLE)

Vice Judge Janet Gongola, Vice Chief Judge for Engagement at The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), United States Patent and Trademark Office

Judge Gongola will speak on the new process for issuing precedent at the PTAB, with a focus on recent decisions issued under the new process.  She will also provide an update on the Trial Practice Guide, discussing new procedures such as the new motion to amend pilot program and the handling of multiple petitions, both serial and simultaneous.


Registration includes lunch. Please register by September 16.


Registration fees:

 ISBA Member  $90
 ISBA Intellectual Property Section Member  $70
 Law Student  $50
 Non-Member  $125


Cancellation Policy

A $25 service fee will be applied to cancellations received at least seven days prior to the program. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within seven days of the program. If you send someone else in your place, please provide the ISBA with that person's name.