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Rachel Blue, Shareholder, McAfee & Taft to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s IP Update: Trademark Registration Benefits Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 17, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Rachel Blue, Shareholder, McAfee & Taft will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “IP Update: Trademark Registration Benefits LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for October 31, 2014 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (ET).

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About Rachel Blue
Rachel Blue is a partner with the Oklahoma-based law firm of McAfee & Taft. For more than 25 years, she has concentrated her practice on intellectual property rights, with a focus on trademark clearance and prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings, and enforcement. She brings extensive experience and insight to this area of law, having previously served as a trademark examining attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Rachel's achievements in the area of intellectual property law have earned her inclusion in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and Oklahoma Super Lawyers. She has appeared on the list of Oklahoma’s top 25 women lawyers for several years and most recently was named “Tulsa Trademark Lawyer of the Year.”

About McAfee & Taft
With more than 180 attorneys and offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal. The firm, which serves clients nationally and internationally across nearly100 different practice areas, has been recognized as one of the “Go-To Law Firms of the Top 500 Companies” according to American Lawyer Media.

McAfee & Taft’s Intellectual Property Practice Group represents clients of all sizes – from entrepreneurs and small companies to Fortune 500 corporations – and offers a full range of legal services in all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, licensing, entertainment, advertising, media, software and Internet law, as well as related litigation.

Event Synopsis:
The Knowledge Group is producing a live webcast: IP Update: Trademark Registration Benefits to help firms and corporations better understand the Benefits of Trademark Registration.

Unregistered trademarks receive some protection under the common law and under the Lanham Act. However, registration of trademarks provides additional benefits and, substantive and procedural rights. Registration grants the right to use the registered trademark symbol, to file trademark infringement lawsuits, and restricts registration of similar trademarks.

In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:
- Trademark Registration
- Benefits of registration
- Compliance Requirements
- Distinguishing Authentic Vs. Counterfeit Brands
- Trademark Validation
- Reasonable Criminal Charges for Imitators
- Statutory Damages and Monetary Awards

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