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Alexander Kaplan, Partner, Proskauer to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, September 26, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Alexander Kaplan, Partner, Proskauer will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Irreparable Harm and Trademark Law Demystified! A 2015 Perspective LIVE Webcast” This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2015 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm ET.

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About Alexander Kaplan

Alexander Kaplan is a partner in Proskauer’s Litigation Department in New York. He is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer focusing on intellectual property. Alex represents and advises a wide range of companies on Lanham Act trademark and false advertising matters in courts across the country. He regularly represents both plaintiffs and defendants and has been involved in numerous preliminary injunction hearings and jury trials. He also counsels clients concerning advertising claim substantiation and review. His trademark and false advertising clients have included Church & Dwight, Colgate Palmolive, SC Johnson, Fresenius Kabi, Diageo and Major League Baseball. He frequently represents music and media industry clients in copyright matters as well. Alex is an author and editor of Proskauer’s advertising law blog,

About Proskauer

Proskauer is a global law firm recognized for its excellence both in practicing law and serving clients. Our roots go back to 1875, when we were founded in New York City. With 700+ lawyers in 13 offices and approximately 50 areas of practice, we have the capabilities, experience and creativity to guide our clients through their most important legal and business challenges.

Our nationally-recognized and interdisciplinary Intellectual Property practice has particular strength in trademarks, advertising, patents and copyrights. In 2014, we were one of a select group of firms named in the National Law Journal’s annual “IP Hot List.” We have also been named a “Go-To Law Firm®” for Intellectual Property, one of an “exclusive group of firms that deliver exceptional work for the FORTUNE 500®,” according to American Lawyer Media. We are ranked Tier 1 by Chambers and Partners for our Advertising Litigation practice.

KC Event Synopsis:

In 2006, the Supreme Court rejected the notion that there is a presumption of irreparable harm upon a showing of infringement regarding whether to grant a permanent injunction in patent cases in eBay v. MercExchange. Since then, both the appellate and district courts inconsistently have addressed a presumption of irreparable harm in Lanham Act cases. In October 2014, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Herb Reed Enterprises L.L.C. v. Florida Entertainment Management Inc. Hence, plaintiffs in Lanham Act cases must take caution to show irreparable harm to obtain injunctive relief. Trademark and false advertising counsel now must present sufficient evidence in most courts demonstrating that failure to issue an injunction will cause irreparable harm.

The Knowledge Group has assembled an authoritative panel of thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth review and analysis of Lanham Act cases considering the required showing of proof of irreparable harm. This CLE webinar will help trademark counsel and others understand the treatment of irreparable harm by federal courts around the country since the eBay v. MercExchange decision. The panel will also discuss the requirements and strategies used to both demonstrate and disprove irreparable harm.

In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:

§ Irreparable Harm and Lanham Act Law- An Overview
§ The eBay v. MercExchange decision
§ Adoption (or not) of eBay in Lanham Act cases by the various circuit courts
§ What constitutes irreparable harm in trademark cases
§ Types of evidence used to demonstrate irreparable harm
§ Strategies for challenging the assertion of irreparable harm
§ Proving irreparable harm in false advertising cases

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. For further details, please visit:
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