This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Lanham Act. To celebrate this milestone in American trademark law, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are hosting a special two-day event to celebrate the 75th anniversary and to honor Texas Congressman Fritz G. Lanham, the father of the Lanham Act. This event, which will be held virtually on June 17-18 and includes 8 hours of free CLE, is an opportunity to learn about Fritz Lanham, the history of the Lanham Act, and the important role that the act plays in protecting American businesses and consumers.
On June 17, the program will include a “Nuts and Bolts” bootcamp for those interested in learning more about trademark law as well as live hearings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
On June 18, the morning program will feature a “State of the Office” interview with Drew Hirshfeld and Hope Shimabuku of the USPTO. Next, a blockbuster all-women panel will provide a thought-provoking discussion about strategies for success in the world of intellectual property law. Moderated by Molly Buck Richard, the panel will include Lisa Blatt, who argued the Bookings.com case before the U.S. Supreme Court; Dorian Daley of Oracle; former Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison; Michelle Lee of Amazon; Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; and Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter. Over lunch, Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder will provide the keynote address. The program will also include special remarks from Congresswoman Kay Granger of Texas; Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard Rogers of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; and Jennifer McDowell of the International Trademark Association. The program will conclude with the world premiere of the 75 Years of the Lanham Act, a documentary film by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
We hope you can join us for the 75th Lanham Act Celebration. For more information and to register, go to www.lanham75.org.