March 26, 2009

Fordham IP Conference

The 17th Annual Conference Intellectual Property Law & Policy by the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute will take place on April 15 and 16 at Cambridge University.
The program is tremendous! One of the sessions will be dedicated to Trademarks and the Internet: “Use,” E-Commerce, Ad Words, eBay, UDRP, ICANN and new Registrars.
Its moderator is John Michael Richardson (Attorney, AAA Arbitrator, Appointed Mediator for New York state and federal courts, New York). The speakers are Prof. Souichirou Kozuka from Sophia University, Tokyo (greetings, Souichirou!), Sandra Aistars, Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Time Warner Inc., New York (whose polemical topic is: ICANN and New Registrars: Recipe for Disaster?), Prof. Robert Burrell, Visiting, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York; TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, Australia (Use, Initial Interest Confusion and the Internet: An Australian Analysis), Susan Mann, Senior Director, Policy Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, Wash. D.C. (Funding the Web 2.0: Issues Arising at the Intersection of Online Advertising and Trademarks), and Dr. Peter Ruess of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dusseldorf (who will speak of Recent EU law on Online Trade Mark Infringement: a Clearer Picture?).

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