Jonathan S. Jennings

Phone: 312-554-7937

Email: JSJ@pattishall.com

Intellectual Property News

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1990, Articles Editor for The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology)
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (1986-87, Rotary Scholar)
  • Emory University (B.A., 1986, Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

Illinois

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Jonathan S. Jennings

''The versatile Jonathan Jennings 'has his fingers on the pulse of all the latest trends' and garners notices from home and abroad. His areas of concentration include grey-market goods.''

''Jonathan Jennings is singled out for his comprehensive trademark nous [mind]. He is also an acknowledged leader in the closely related arena of publicity rights.''



Jonathan S. Jennings protects brands, copyrighted works and domain names throughout the world. As part of his practice, Jonathan represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of disputes involving trademark, copyright, trade secret, right of publicity, breach of contract, unfair competition and false advertising claims.

Jonathan also helps companies and individuals with brand development, audits, clearance, and worldwide registration issues; due diligence; licensing and assignment transactions; and with clearing advertising, promotional and marketing claims and contests. He also evaluates and counsels companies on claims in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical fields in light of FDA, FTC and consumer protection laws and regulations.

Recent honors include: 2014 AV-rated Preeminent Lawyer; 2014 Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation; and 2014 Illinois "Leading Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law.

After over 1000 interviews and surveys with industry clients and peers, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine selected Jonathan as an "IP Star".

Litigation and Transactional Experience

He has represented companies, such as Bayer, PepsiCo and Eli Lilly and Company, in over fifty successful gray market federal court civil actions. He also has brought many successful anti-counterfeiting suits, which sometimes included leading seizure raids with law enforcement officials against the manufacturers of counterfeit goods. His ability to think through complex problems efficiently has earned him a reputation for finding successful solutions for clients in transactional and litigation matters.

In a notable case, Jonathan filed a summary judgment motion on behalf of a large telecommunications company prior to commencing a potentially lengthy trademark trial. The resulting judgment not only permanently stopped an Internet service provider from infringing the client's mark, but also resulted in an award of attorneys' fees and costs that he assisted the client in collecting. He advised BP on intellectual property issues in a $2.5 billion transaction.

Impact on Intellectual Property Policy

Jonathan also has made his mark on the law by drafting and testifying in favor of the Illinois Right of Publicity Act, organizing a meeting of trade and bar associations and government officials where he worked with them to revise the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's Rules of Practice, preparing testimony on the Trademark Dilution Revision Act, and advancing the goals of brand owners in meetings with U.S. Customs and Treasury Officials.

Author and Adjunct Professor

Jonathan has co-authored a one-volume treatise entitled "Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Critical Issues in the Law" that is published by Law Journal Press of New York, the Illinois chapter of the International Trademark Association's U.S. State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, as well as a chapter on "Domain Names and Trademarks On the Internet" for "The Intellectual Property Handbook: A Practical Guide for Franchise, Business and IP Counsel." He teaches a class on identity rights to law students as an adjunct professor, and is an active leader in trade and bar associations. These activities keep him up-to-date on the most pressing issues facing brand owners, licensees, publishers and authors.

Noted Authority

The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has cited to him as an authority on anti-cybersquatting disputes, and he has been quoted in leading publications on a variety of intellectual property law issues such as The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, the Chicago Tribune, espn.com and Sportsillustrated.com. He has been honored and recognized for his legal accomplishments and service to bar associations.

Pro Bono

Finally, Jonathan also enjoys taking on pro bono matters for artists, The Chicago Bar Association, and not-for-profit charitable and service organizations. He serves on the Board of the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), and a recent INTA Pro Bono Spotlight Article highlighted his contributions in this area.

Industry Expertise

  • Food & Drug Retailing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Publishing: Print and Digital
  • Household & Personal Products
  • Energy
  • Health Care Equipment & Services
  • Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Services & Supplies
  • Telecommunication Services
  • Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

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Honors & Awards

  • 2014 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine : Selected as an "IP Star"
  • 2014 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 : "The versatile Jonathan Jennings 'has his finger on the pulse of all the latest trends' and garners notices from home and abroad. His areas of concentration include grey-market goods."
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 2014 Leading Lawyers Magazine : An Illinois "Leading Lawyer"
  • 2013 Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition : A "Leading Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law and Copyright & Trademark Law
  • 2013 INTA : Featured in INTA Pro Bono Spotlight
  • 2013 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine : Selected as an "IP Star"
  • 2013 World Trademark Review 1000 : "Jonathan Jennings is singled out," the award said, "for his comprehensive trademark nous [mind]." "He is also an acknowledged leader in the closely related arena of publicity rights."
  • 2013 American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell : Selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property
  • 2013 Marquis Who's Who in America : Recognized
  • 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Super Lawyer"
  • 2013 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register : AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer
  • 2012 Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition : A "Leading Lawyer" in Intellectual Property
  • 2012 The Legal 500 United States : Recommended for handling various TTAB proceedings.
  • 2012 Marquis Who's Who in the World : Recognized
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Super Lawyer"
  • 2012 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register : AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer
  • 2011 Who's Who in American Law : Recognized
  • 2011 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register : AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer
  • 2011 Marquis Who's Who in America : Recognized
  • 2010 Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition : Selected as a "Top Business Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law in Illinois"
  • 2010 Marquis Who's Who in America, 64th Edition : Recognized
  • 2010 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register : AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer
  • 2010 Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 2009 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register : AV® Rated Preeminent Lawyer
  • 2009 Chicago Lawyer Magazine : Selected as a "Top Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois" by Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2009 American Bar Foundation : Nominated by his peers to be a Fellow, an honor limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers in America
  • 2009 Leading Lawyers Network Magazine : A "Leading Lawyer" in Intellectual Property
  • 2009 Law & Politics : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2009 Who's Who in American Law : Recognized as one of the nation's most successful legal professionals (since 2007)
  • 2008 ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law : Received a recognition certificate for his "exemplary contribution to the charter year of the new publications program of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law" from the Section Chair
  • 2008 Managing Intellectual Property : A "World's Leading Trade Mark Practitioner"
  • 2007 Law & Politics : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2007 Marquis Who's Who in American Law, 30th Anniversary Edition : Recognized
  • 2007 Leading Lawyers Network Magazine : Named a "Leading Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2006 ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law : Recognized for extraordinary contributions and commitment
  • 2005 Law Bulletin Publishing Company : Selected as a "Leading Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2004 Law Bulletin Publishing Company : Selected as a "Leading Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law

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Trials, Appeals & Litigation

  • BP plc et al v. BP Prod Corp, Case No. 3:13-cv-00380-D (N.D. Texas 2013, Judge Fitzwate) (Trademark)
  • Eli Lilly and Company v. Marcel Carvalho, Case No. D2013-1475 (WIPO 2013) (Domain Name)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Ram Traders, Ltd., 2013 WL 100769 (D. Nev. 2013, Judge Mahan) (Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, Trademark Dilution)
  • Indigo Wild, L.L.C. v. Ganz, Opposition No. 91193197 (TTAB 2013) (Trademark)
  • Eli Lilly and Company v. Yanchep Veterinary Clinic Pty Ltd et al., Case No. 1:11-cv-01469 (S.D. Ind. 2012, Judge Magnus-Stinson) (Gray Market Enforcement, Trademark Infringement, Anti-Cybersquatting)
  • Indigo Wild, L.L.C. v. NCN Beverages, LLC and Lifestyle Brands International, LLC, Opposition No. 91197275 (TTAB 2012) (Trademark Opposition)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. and Frito-Lay North America, Inc. v. U.S. Global Import, Inc., Case No. 2:12-cv-00119 (C.D. Cal. 2012, Judge King) (Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, Trademark Dilution)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. GFI Developers, LLC, Case No. 2:11-cv-09987 (C.D. Cal. 2012, Judge Nguyen) (Trademark Infringement, Gray Market Goods)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. and Frito-Lay North America, Inc. v. Mike's Novelties, Inc., et al., Case No. 4:10-cv-03901 (S.D. Tex 2010, Judge Rosenthal) (Successfully obtained judgment finding trademark infringement and unfair competition, resulting in permanent injunction that stopped defendant wholesaler's infringing sales and distribution of unauthorized "can safe" products manufactured from altered PepsiCo and Frito-Lay product containers) (Trademark)
  • BP p.l.c. v. Arrison d/b/a DASOLAR.COM, Case No. 8:2011-cv-03081 (D. Md. 2011, Judge Motz) (Trademark Infringement, Trademark Dilution)
  • Kellogg North America Company v. Foodtech International, Inc. (W.D. Mich. 2011, Judge Jonker) (Trade Dress)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Castillo, Case No. 1:2011-cv-03717 (S.D.N.Y. 2011, Judge Cote) (Trademark Infringement, Gray Market Goods)
  • BP P.L.C. v. National Orthodontix MGMT, LLC, Opposition No. 91201087 (TTAB 2011) (Trademark Dilution)
  • Castrol Limited v. Power Mart Corp., Cancellation No. 92053647 (TTAB 2011) (Trademark Cancellation - Abandonment)
  • ON Optimum Nutrition Limited v. International Brewery Business, Inc., Cancellation No. 92052975 (TTAB 2011) (Trademark)
  • Pepsico, Inc. v. SPE Trading, Inc., Case No. 2:2010-cv-06833 (C.D. Cal. 2010, Judge Pregerson) (Trademark Infringement, Gray Market Goods)
  • BP P.L.C. v. Outcome Sciences, Inc., Opp. No. 91193127 (TTAB, Nov. 12, 2010) (Trademark Opposition - Logo)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Outrageous Ventures, Inc. and PrankPlace.com, LLC, Case No. 3:10-cv-01309 (D. Conn. 2010, Judge Underhill) (Litigated case through favorable settlement that stopped all manufacture and sales of beer can wraps bearing trademarks and trade dress confusingly similar to PepsiCo's PEPSI and MOUNTAIN DEW marks and trade dress) (Trademark, Trade Dress)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Intrastate Distributors, Inc., Case No. 2:2010cv11361 (E.D. Mich. 2010, Judge Lawson) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Su Casa Imports, Inc., Case No. 3:2010cv00330 (D. Or. 2010, Judge King) (Injunction entered against importation, distribution, and sale of gray market soft drinks) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Southside Food Plaza, Inc., Case No. 1:2010cv00354 (E.D.N.Y. 2010, Judge Amon) (Injunction entered against importation, distribution, and sale of gray market soft drinks) (Trademark Infringement)
  • The John W. Carson Foundation v. Toilets.com, Inc., OUSPQ2d 1942 (TTAB 2010) (precedential) (awarding summary judgement to client on all counts, sustaining opposition and denying applicant a trademark registration for HERE'S JOHNNY) (Rights of Publicity and Privacy, Trademark)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Hatzlacha Supermarket, Inc., Case No. 1:2009cv03034 (E.D.N.Y. 2009, Judge Weinstein) (Trademark Infringement)
  • BP P.L.C. v. Capan, Opposition No. 91191121, (TTAB 2009) (Opposition sustained) (Trademark)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Grande Produce Ltd. Co., Case No. 7:2008cv00262 (S.D. Tex. 2009, Judge Hinojosa) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Eli Lilly & Co. v. Nikiforov, Case No. D2009-1024 (WIPO 2009) (Internet, E-Commerce and Computer Technology)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Marroko USA LLC, Case No. 3:2009cv00338 (N.D. Tex. 2009, Judge Boyle) (Gray Market Enforcement, Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. The Coca-Cola Company, Opposition No. 91175219 (TTAB 2009) (Trademark)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Shalabi, Case No. 2:2009cv03989 (C.D. Cal. 2009, Judge Lew) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. JT Saniya, Inc., Case No. 2:2009cv00751 (C.D. Cal. 2009, Judge Pregerson) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. El Norteno's Distributor Corp., Case No. 1:2008cv23502 (S.D. Fla. 2009, Judge Martinez) (Trademark Infringement)
  • BP P.L.C. v. Meridian Transportation Resources, LLC, Opposition No. 91187159 (TTAB 2009) (Opposition sustained) (Trademark)
  • Pepsico, Inc. et al v. Irie Motivations, Inc. et al, Case No. 2:2008cv02242 (C.D. Cal. 2008, Judge Lew) (Pepsico awarded $168,000 in damages plus attorneys' fees) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Star Importers & Wholesalers, Inc., Case No. 1:2008cv01733 (N.D. Ga. 2008, Judge Martin) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Praxair, Inc. and Praxair Technology v. Milner-Fenwick Inc., Opposition No. 91177015 (TTAB 2008) (Trademark)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Los Potros Distribution Center, LLC, 2008 WL 2225752 (D. Ariz. 2008, Judge Campbell) (PepsiCo awarded $95,000 in damages and attorneys' fees) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Señor Express LLC, Case No. 5:2008cv04004 (N.D. Iowa 2008, Judge Bennet) (Gray Market Enforcement, Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Gotera, Inc., Case No. 4:2007cv03436 (S.D. Tex. 2008, Judge Gilmore) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Western Golf Association v. Chi-Young Cho & Wha-Seok Yang, Opposition No. 40-2008-1387 (Korean Intellectual Property Office 2008) (Trademark)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Chatik Enterprises, Inc., Case No. 2:2007cv04353 (C.D. Cal. 2007, Judge Schiavelli) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Atlantic Richfield Company v. ATCO Ltd., Opposition No. 91168706 (TTAB 2007) (Trademark)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. J.K. Distributors, Inc., 2007 WL 2852647 (C.D. Cal. 2007, Judge Cooper) (Gray Market Enforcement, Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. #1 Wholesale, LLC, Lime Lite Fashions Inc. and Sahni Enterprises Inc., 84 U.S.P.Q.2d 1040 (N.D. Ga. 2007, Judge Batten) (PepsiCo awarded temporary restraining order, injunction, recall and damages) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. v. BP America, Inc., Case No. 1:2005cv08314 (S.D.N.Y. 2007, Judge Cedarbaum) (Copyright Infringement)
  • Atlantic Richfield Company et al. v. G&G Oil & Gas Corp., Case No. 3:2005cv01067 (M.D. Tenn. 2006, Judge Campbell) (Trademark, Trade Dress Infringement)
  • Pepsico, Inc. v. Productos Nicaraguenses Corp., 2006 WL 3940591 (S.D. Fla. 2006, Judge Gold) (Gray Market) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. C. Tocco Wholesale Produce, Inc., Case No. 2:2006cv10390 (E.D. Mich. 2006, Judge Hood) (Counterfeiting)
  • BP America, Inc. v. Patel, Case No. 1:2006cv00606 (S.D. Ind. 2006, Judge McKinney) (Trademark Infringement, Trade Dress Infringement)
  • The Concentrate Manufacturing Company of Ireland v. ESPI Trading Inc., Opposition No. 91165916 (TTAB 2006) (Trademark)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. St. Pierre, Case No. 2:2006cv10391 (E.D. Mich. 2006, Judge Rosen) (PepsiCo awarded injunction and damages) (Counterfeiting)
  • ChevronTexaco Corp. v. Castrol Ltd., Opposition No. 91156899 (TTAB 2006) (Trademark)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Beverages & More, Inc., Case No. 2:2005cv07676 (C.D. Cal. 2006, Judge Otero) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Laish Israeli Food Products, Inc., Case No. 1:2004cv04504 (E.D.N.Y. 2006, Judge Gershon) (Gray Market Enforcement, Trademark Infringement)
  • BP Products N.A., Inc. v. Sandhu Petroleum, Inc., Case No. 1:2005cv00586 (N.D. Ill. 2005, Judge Gettleman) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Diaz Wholesale & Manufacturing Co., Inc., Case No. 1:2005cv01043 (N.D. Ga. 2005, Judge Duffey) (Gray Market Enforcement, Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Mexico Wholesale, Case No. 4:2005cv40101 (E.D. Mich. 2005, Judge Gadola) (Gray Market Enforcement, Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. AC Foods Wholesale, Case No. 3:2005cv01314 (N.D. Cal. 2005, Judge James) (Gray Market Enforcement, Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. El Jarocho, Inc., Case No. 1:2004cv01708 (S.D. Ind. 2005, Judge Young) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Bayer Healthcare LLC v. Nagrom, Inc., 2004 U.S. Dist. Lexis 19454, 72 U.S.P.Q.2d 1751 (D. Kan. 2004, Judge Vratil) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Trueque Trading Corp., Inc., Case No. 5:2000cv00026 (S.D. Tex. 2004, Judge Ellison) (Trademark Infringement)
  • Petro-Canada v. Castrol Ltd. and Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants, Inc., Case No. 1:2003cv02884 (S.D.N.Y. 2003, Judge Stein) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. First Indo-American Corp., Case No. 2:2003cv04605 (C.D. Cal. 2003, Judge Otero) (Gray Market Enforcement, Trademark Infringement)
  • Bayer Corp. v. Custom School Frames, LLC, 259 F.Supp.2d 503 (E.D. La. 2003, Judge McNamara) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. California Security Cans, 238 F.Supp.2d 1172 (C.D. Cal. 2002, Judge Manella) (PepsiCo awarded permanent injunction and $250,000 in liquidated damages) (Trademark Infringement, Trade Dress Infringement)
  • Griveas v. Amoco Oil Company, et al, Case No. 0:2002cv61072 (S.D. Fla. 2002) (Trademark Infringement)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. v. Plank, 2002 U.S. Dist. Lexis 14378 (C.D. Cal. 2002, Judge Manella) (PepsiCo awarded temporary restraining order, injunction and $40,000 in damages) (Counterfeiting, Trademark Infringement, Trade Dress Infringement)

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Professional Activities

  • Chicago Bar Foundation : Life Fellow
  • Intellectual Property Organization, 2014 Annual Meeting Program Committee : Member
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG) : Associate Member
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising : Member
  • Licensing Executives Society, Chicago Chapter : Member
  • Food and Supplements Subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation : Member
  • Public Interest Law Initiative : Board Member
  • The John Marshall Law School : Adjunct Professor
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association's U.S. Trademark Law Committee (2013-2014) : Member
  • Advisory Board for the DePaul University College of Law's Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology for 2014 : Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law : CLE Board (2013-2014); Nominating Committee (2013-2014); Co-Chair of the 29th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference (2013-2014); Membership Board (2010-2013); Books Leadership Council (2006-2010); Editorial Board (2007-2009); Chicago Annual Meeting Planning Committee (2005 and 2009); Special Committee on Fashion Design Resolutions (2008); ABA Advisory Panel Member (2008-Present); Trademark Division Chair (2005-2006); Dilution Law Task Force (2005); Federal Trademark Legislation Committee Chair (2002-2004); Databases Committee Chair (2000-2002); Right of Publicity Subcommittee Chair (1998-1999)
  • International Trademark Association : Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, U.S. Subcommittee (2014-2015); Project Team Chair for Pro Bono Committee (2012-2013); Pattishall Medal Project Team (2012); Mentor Program (2012); Chair, Parallel Imports Committee (2010-2011); Executive Council, Policy Development & Advocacy Group (2010-2011); Chair, North American Subcommittee, Parallel Imports Committee (2008-2009); North America Council (2008-2009); INTA Bulletin Committee (1996-1997)
  • Chicago Bar Association : Board of Managers (June 2012-2014); Finance Committee (2010-present); Board Subcommittee on Cook County's E-Filing Systsem (2014); Strategic Planning Committee (2005-2006); Co-Chair, YLS Intellectual Property Law Committee (1995-1996); YLS Legislative Coordinator and member of Legislative Executive Committee (1996-1999)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association : Member
  • American Bar Foundation : Fellow
  • Northwestern University School of Law : Class of 1990 Reunion Committee

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Publications

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Presentations

  • "The Right of Publicity: Understanding Its Scope Avoids Pitfalls," a presentation to the Chicago Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Committee, Chicago, IL (May 2014)
  • Moderator, "The Fundamentals of IP Law: Trademark, Copyright and Patent Basics," Chicago Bar Association Breakfast Basics Series, Chicago, IL. (March 2014)
  • Moderator, "Client Development: How To Become a Rainmaker," Chicago Bar Association Breakfast Basics Series, Chicago, IL. (January 2014) Click here to learn more about the event.
  • "The Right of Publicity: Understanding its Scope Helps Businesses Avoid Pitfalls," a presentation given to representatives of a Fortune 100 company from London, Texas and Illinois (January 2014)
  • "Right of Publicity Law," DePaul University College of Law's Technology & Intellectual Property Clinic, Chicago, IL (November 2013)
  • "Right of Publicity and Social Media," INTA Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (May 2013)
  • " Emerging Trends in Social Media and Mobile Advertising," IPLAC Corporate Committee (April 2013)
  • "Important Intellectual Property Issues for Entrepreneurs," Northwestern University School of Law's 8th Annual Entrepreneurship Law Center Conference, Chicago, IL (March 2013)
  • Moderator, trademark and copyright session of the 57th Annual Conference on Developments in Intellectual Property Law organized by The Center For Intellectual Property Law at the John Marshall Law School (February 2013)
  • "International Implications for the Right of Publicity," Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (December 2012)
  • "Building and Protecting Your Brand," Northwestern University School of Law 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Law Conference entitled "INC. to Empire: The Legal Growth of Your Business," Chicago, IL (March 2012)
  • "Gray Goods - A US Perspective," Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group Fall Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic (October 2011)
  • "Careers in Intellectual Property Law and the Benefits of Bar Association Involvement," Chicago-Kent College of Law (November 2010)
  • "Helping Companies in a Down Economy: Strategic Planning for Identifying and Valuing Your IP," Moderator, ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (July 2009)
  • "Trademark Issues related to the 2007 PMPA Amendment," Petroleum Marketing Attorneys' Meeting, Washington, D.C. (March 2009)
  • "Trademark Basics." Intellectual Property Basics For Non-IP Attorneys Seminar, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (October, 2008)
  • "Careers In Intellectual Property Law" before the ABA's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, which provides minority and/or financially disadvantaged law students a chance to work with Judges (June, 2008).
  • "New TTAB Rules of Practice: Greater Efficiency Or Greater Burden?" at the Chicago Bar Association (November, 2007).
  • "Trademark law For Non-IP Attorneys" at the Chicago Bar Association (October, 2007).
  • "Current Issues in Trademark Law" before Chicago-Kent College of Law's Intellectual Property Law Society (April, 2007).
  • "The Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006: Its Impact On Your Company, Clients Or Practice," at the 51st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference On Hot Topics and Developments In Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago (February, 2007).
  • "Overview of the Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006," at The Intellectual Property Organization's PTO Day Conference in Washington, D.C. (December, 2006).
  • "Surviving the Minefield of Dead Celebrities," plenary session on Right of Publicity Law at the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (October, 2006).
  • "Gray Market Goods Trademark Law In The United States," at the 73rd Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts (October, 2006).
  • "Catching a Moving Train: Current Disputes Over Trademark Use on Websites, Domain Names, Keyword Advertising, and Pop-up Ads," as moderator at the IPO Annual Meeting in Chicago (September, 2006).
  • "Domain Names, Trademarks and Data Privacy and Security on the Internet" at the ABA Forum on Franchising's Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida (October, 2005).
  • "What Should IP Laws Protect Going Forward? A Debate on Perspectives of What Can be Owned as IP and What Should Remain in the Public Domain or Be Free to Use," as co-moderator and coordinator at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago (August, 2005).
  • "Right of Publicity and Cyberspace," before the Entertainment Law Committee of The John Marshall Law School (March, 2005).
  • "Trademark, Copyright Fair Use and Open Source," as moderator and coordinator at the AIPLA Annual Meeting (October, 2004).
  • "KP Permanent Make-Up, Inc. v. Lasting Impression I, Inc.: Trademark Fair Use-Confusion Versus Free Competition," for a national ABA teleconference for which he also was the moderator (August, 2004).
  • "Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1995 and its interpretation by the Supreme Court in the Victoria's Secret Case," for a national ABA teleconference for which he also was the moderator (June, 2004).
  • "The Right of Publicity and Cyberspace" at the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section's 18th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Washington, D.C. (April, 2003).
  • "Recent Developments in Right of Publicity Law" at the 12th All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property in both Cleveland and Cincinnati (September, 2002).
  • "Significant Trademark/Domain Name Issues in Cyberspace," at the Practising Law Institute's Understanding Basic Trademark Law Program (August, 2002).
  • "Significant Trademark/Domain Name Issues in Cyberspace," at the Practising Law Institute's Understanding Basic Trademark Law Program (August, 2001).
  • "The Legal Considerations for Web Site Development and Hosting," Advanced Computer Law Seminar at the University of Dayton School of Law (June, 2001).
  • "Copyright Law and the Internet," Odyssey radio program (May, 2001).
  • "Trademark Infringement," PLI's Understanding Basic Trademark Law Program (August, 2000).
  • "Cybersquatting and Other Internet Trademark Infringement Issues," AIPLA's Spring Meeting (May, 2000).

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