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The USF School of Law McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation Symposium: Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2014

At the British Library in London, England

Click here for event program (pdf).
Click here for live stream, beginning at 9:00 GMT on Thursday, March 13

(Requires registration via email address or Facebook account.)

Registration is now open for the fifth annual symposium, Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2014, presented by The McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law and Microsoft Corporation, co-sponsored this year by Oxford University School of Law and the International Trademark Association (INTA).

This year's symposium features keynotes by Etienne Sanz de Acedo, Chief Executive Officer of INTA, and Graeme Dinwoodie, Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology at the University of Oxford.

The symposium brings together brand owners, trademark attorneys, and public policymakers to face off on today's most pressing issues in international trademark law, including design protection, new gTLDs, platform providers and secondary liability, and proposed changes to trademark law in the EU.

The conference will take place in the British Library Conference Centre in London, England on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, followed by an on-site networking cocktail reception.

We look forward to seeing you in London.

Preview Here.

Registration Fees

  • $250 for outside counsel and other professionals
  • $150 for in-house counsel
  • Limited seating for law students is now filled.


Please register before February 28, 2014. 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.


There are numerous hotels within walking distance of the British Library. You can find a list of them and make reservations here.

Event Sponsors

MCLE Credit (6.25 Units)

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6.25 credit hours. The USF School of Law is an approved provider of MCLE and certifies that these activities conform to the standards approved for educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing Minimum Continuing Legal Education.

Information: email

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

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
  • Russell Pangborn, Trademark Consultant and Expert, Keystone Strategy
  • Etienne Sanz de Acedo, Chief Executive Officer, International Trademark Association
  • Dr. Dev S. Gangjee, Fellow and Tutor in Law, St. Hilda's College; University Lecturer in Intellectual Property, Faculty of Law, Oxford

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