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J. Roger Williams, Jr., Partner, Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Fair Use in Trademark Law Event

J. Roger Williams, Jr., Partner, Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Fair Use in Trademark Law: What You Need to Know to Avoid Infringement and Unfair Competition Claims.

New York, NY, December 10, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that J. Roger Williams, Jr., Partner, Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Fair Use in Trademark Law: What You Need to Know to Avoid Infringement and Unfair Competition Claims.” This event is scheduled for March 14, 2016 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About J. Roger Williams, Jr.

Roger’s practice focuses on intellectual property (IP) and business litigation. Roger’s IP and technology practice includes preparation and prosecution of United States and international patent and trademark applications, advice and counseling, procurement and government contracting, licensing and acquisition, portfolio management, opinions, post-grant review proceedings at the Patent and Trademark Office, administrative hearings before the International Trade Commission (ITC), and litigation in state and federal courts regarding all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

About Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP

Deeply rooted in Texas and Austin, Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP is a full-service law firm for business law, estate planning, administrative law, intellectual property, and civil litigation including environmental law, product liability, commercial litigation, annexation, condemnation, voting rights, constitutional law, financial services, employment law, sexual harassment, and insurance bad-faith. The firm handles litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the state of Texas. The firm also provides representation before the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and other state regulatory agencies.

Event Synopsis:

Trademarks enable consumers to exclusively identify the source of a product or service. To avoid consumer confusion, trademark owners are privileged to stop others from using the same or confusingly similar trademark. Lately, however, it has become increasingly common to see trademarks being used by third parties without the brand owner's permission. The “fair use” concept of the U.S. trademark law acknowledges instances wherein one’s use of the other’s trademark is permissible under certain conditions. Owners of trademarks should be well-versed with the “fair use” concept to better evaluate when a user’s utilization of their trademark is fair. More significantly, trademark users should be familiar with “fair use” to ensure that they don’t cross the line to infringement and, therefore, avoid a litigious future ahead.

In this two-hour live webcast, a panel thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer the audience an in-depth discussion of the all the important issues and updates with regards to the Fair Use in Trademark Law. The speakers will also present their expert thoughts and opinion with respect to this significant topic.

Key topics include:

− Fair Use in Trademark Law – Legal Perspective
− Establishing Descriptive Fair Use Defense
− Current Status of the Nominative Fair Use Defense
− Identifying Non-Infringement Defenses
− Due Consideration for Infringement Defenses
− Trademark Rights of Trademark Holder
− Trademark vs. Right of Publicity
− Amendments to Fair Use in Trademark
− Boundaries of Fair Use
− Assessment of Fair Use

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars 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. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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