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Symposium: Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2015
Hosted by the USF School of Law McCarthy Institute, INTA and Microsoft Corporation

Register now for the sixth annual symposium, Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2015, presented by The McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, the International Trademark Association (INTA) and Microsoft Corporation.

The symposium brings together brand owners, trademark attorneys, and public policymakers to face off on today's most pressing issues in trademark law, including right of publicity, ICANN's gTLD program, trademark empirics in academia and practice, and intermediary liability.

Location: McLaren Conference Center, USF Main Campus
2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA 94117
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

The event will take place from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, followed by an on-site networking cocktail reception.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Registration Fees

  • $250 for outside counsel and other professionals
  • $100 for Government lawyers
  • $25 for non-USF law students
  • No charge for in-house counsel
  • No charge for USF law students and faculty - Seats are limited so register early

Please register before September 23, 2015. There will be no on-site registration.

This event will also be available at no charge via live video streaming. The URL and password will be posted on this site one day prior to the event.

The 2015 symposium offers up to 6 MCLE general credits (*)


There are numerous hotels within a short taxi ride from the USF campus. You can find a list of them and make reservations here.

Event Sponsors

Your Hosts

  • Professor David Franklyn, Director of the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, and Director of the USF School of Law LLM program in intellectual property and technology law
  • Etienne Sanz de Acedo, Chief Executive Officer, International Trademark Association
  • Elena Grimme, Senior Attorney Trademarks, Microsoft Corporation


All proceeds benefit the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law.

(*)This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6.0 credit hours. The University of San Francisco School of Law is an approved provider of MCLE and certifies that this activity conforms to the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California. People who register from states other than California will ask you if the symposium has been approved for MCLE in other states (e.g., NY, Washington, in particular), and the answer is no, but they are welcome to apply to their own jurisdictions for reciprocal credit.

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