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The USF School of Law McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation Symposium: Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2013

Hosted by Fox Entertainment Group

Register now for the fourth annual symposium, Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2013, presented by The McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law and Microsoft Corporation, hosted this year by Fox Entertainment Group.

This year's symposium features a closing keynote address entitled "Getting Out Of The Kitchen: Building MasterChef From An International Television Series Into A Global Lifestyle Brand," presented by Ben Liebmann, Chief Executive Officer, Shine 360°.

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. The conference will take place in the Darryl F. Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, followed by an on-site networking cocktail reception sponsored by Venable LLP.

We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles.

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Registration Fees

  • $250 for outside counsel and other professionals
  • $150 for in-house counsel
  • No charge for law students -- Seats are limited so register early.


Please register before February 23, 2013. There will be no on-site registration.

This event will also be available via live video streaming. All registrants will receive a URL and password to access the event one day prior.

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MCLE Credit (6 Units)

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6 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.

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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, Assistant General Counsel for Trademarks, Microsoft Corporation
  • Mei-lan Stark, Senior Vice President, Fox Entertainment Group, and Vice President, International Trademark Association

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