03.13.14 | Robert S. Katz and Erik S. Maurer present on design protection at The USF School of Law McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation Symposium: “Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2014” at the British Library in London, England.

Robert S. Katz and Erik S. Maurer present on design protection at 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 panel explores the ways in which trademark law is used – or misused – in the United States and Europe to provide substantive IP protection for various product designs and configurations.

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.

Please visit the USF School of Law website for more information or to register.