Monday, October 21, 2013

Columbia Law School Symposium: "Secondary Liability for Trademark Infringement on the Internet" - November 8th

The Kernochan Center at Columbia Law School will host a Symposium entitled "Secondary Liability for Trademark Infringement on the Internet" on November 8, 2013, in Jerome L. Greene Hall, Lobby Level, Room 104, 435 West 116th Street at Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY. For more details and registration information, go here. Summary and schedule of speakers are set out below. CLE credit available.

The Internet has contributed to a dramatic increase in trademark infringement. The difficulty of seeking out online infringers, however, complicates the process of bringing a direct infringement claim. As a result, stakeholders have resorted to secondary trademark liability, predicated on the role played by online intermediaries in expanding the reach of the alleged direct infringers. Our 2013 Symposium will explore the contours of secondary liability for trademark infringement online from domestic and international perspectives. In the morning, we will look at the law of secondary liability in the US, Europe, and the Far East, and discuss the complex international dimensions of online trademark infringement cases. The afternoon will be devoted to proposals for a secondary liability regime that would better secure the rights of trademark owners without interfering with the Internet marketplace.

9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M.WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONSJune Besek, Executive Director and Yafit Lev-Aretz, IP Fellow
Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School 
9:15 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.
NYS CLE Credit: 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice
N.B. CLE Sign-out from Morning Session will close at 1:00 pm

9:15 A.M. – 10:05 A.M.

NYS CLE Credit: 1.0, Areas of Professional Practice
Keynote Address: The International Landscape - Secondary Liability for Online Trademark Infringement
Graeme Dinwoodie, Keynote Speaker
Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, University of Oxford 
10:05 A.M. – 10:25 A.M.BREAK
10:25 A.M. – 11:45 P.M.

NYS CLE Credit: 1.5, Areas of Professional Practice
Secondary Liability for Trademark Infringement On the Internet in the US, the EU, and the Far EastRochelle Dreyfuss, Moderator
Pauline Newman Professor of Law and Co-director, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, New York University School of Law
US: Stacey Dogan
Law Alumni Scholar, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
EU: Annette Kur
Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Germany
Far East: Du Ying 
Professor of Law, Central University of Finance and Economics, China
11:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

NYS CLE Credit: 0.5, Areas of Professional Practice
International Choice of Law in Trademark DisputesSusy Frankel, Moderator
Faculty of Law, Victoria University Wellington; Global Research Fellow and Fulbright Senior Scholar, New York University School of Law 
Edouard Treppoz 
Director of the Institute of Art and Cultural Law, University of Lyon; Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
12:15 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.Q&A Based on Morning Sessions
12:45 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.LUNCH
Lenfest Cafe, 3rd Floor

1:45 P.M. – 5:05 P.M.
NYS CLE Credit: 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice
N.B. CLE Sign-in for Afternoon Session re-opens at 1:30 pm

1:45 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.

NYS CLE Credit: 1.0, Areas of Professional Practice
Secondary Liability Regimes for Trademark Infringement Online 
  • Imposing a Duty of Care on Internet Intermediaries, e.g., Technology providers (hosts; search engines); advertisers and advertising-placement services, and financial intermediaries (credit cards; PayPal)
  • Keeping the Status Quo with the guidance of DMCA-inspired common law, the eCommerce Directive, etc.
Barton Beebe, Moderator
Professor of Law, New York University
Wendy Larson
Pirkey Barber PLLC
Tom Rubin
Chief Intellectual Property Strategy Counsel, Microsoft
2:45 P.M. – 5:05 P.M.
SESSION V (with coffee break 3:30-3:50)

NYS CLE Credit: 2.0, Areas of Professional Practice
Commentators on proposals presented, and Q&A PeriodJane Ginsburg, Moderator
Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia Law School
Irene Calboli
Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School; Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Miquel Peguera
Professor of Law, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona
Amy Cotton
Office of International Relations, United States Patent and Tradmark Office
Bruce Rich
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert Weigel
Gibson Dunn LLP
5:05 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.Closing RemarksPippa Loengard
Assistant Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School


At 2:52 PM, Blogger Ron Coleman said...

Two practitioners on the panel, one of whom is in-house.

Once again legal academia demonstrates its superb ability to listen to itself pretty much exclusively. The cases they will discuss, of course, are assumed to have materialized out of nowhere -- a case book, perhaps.


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