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Thomas M. Williams, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP to Speak at KCís Trademark Law for Attorneys: A 2012 Perspective Live Webcast on 08/30/2012

New York, NY, July 25, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Thomas M. Williams, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Trademark Law for Attorneys: A 2012 Perspective Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled on August 30, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

Significant cases continue to trigger changes in trademark & patent law. Attorneys need to be in the know with all facets of the law including the fundamentals as well as details emerging from the latest case law. Technology and new media are playing an increasingly more significant role. The collective trademark law knowledgebase is said to double every six months. Attorneys must continuously update themselves these days just to keep up.

Trademark Law for Attorneys: A 2012 Perspective Live Webcast is a must attend event for attorneys who need to be 100% up-to-date to help their companies and clients navigate the potentially tricky waters of Trademark Law. Our panel of key thought leaders and experts will conduct a thorough discussion of the most critical issues which will be followed by a Q&A session in which the audience will be invited to ask the speakers questions live. Among the key issues to be discussed will be:

- Overview of latest significant cases
- TTAB and UDRP decisions—What you need to know
- New Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure
- The Lanham Act
- Glance of the foreign trademark laws and law on gray market imports
- Legal actions and best practices in trademark violation

About Thomas M. Williams

Thomas Williams is partner in Winston & Strawn’s Chicago office. He concentrates his practice in trademark and unfair competition litigation, as well as trademark prosecution and counseling. Mr. Williams represents clients in federal district and appellate courts, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark office. He has also represented clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Mr. Williams has experience representing clients with both traditional trademark and non-traditional marks, including trade dress, color marks, and sound marks. He also has successfully represented brand owners in domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy and Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

In 2012, Mr. Williams was recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000 rankings for being a “meticulous litigator” and his successful representation of clients in civil court litigation, federal court, and administrative proceedings.

About Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 15 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its 200-lawyer intellectual property group routinely ranks among the most active in the United States according to IP Law & Business, and The American Lawyer recognized the firm in 2010 as one of the United State’s top four intellectual property practices. The firm also was recently ranked as one of the world’s leading trademark attorney firms and practitioners in the World Trademark Review 1000 rankings and U.S. News & World Report ranked Winston as National Tier 1 for Trademark Law. Our lawyers have achieved this level of industry recognition because of our repeated success representing our clients in landmark intellectual property cases. For more information on our intellectual property practice, visit

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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