CincyIP Newsletter
April 2016
Welcome to the new CincyIP newsletter!  Your one-stop summary for everything CincyIP.  Read below for our latest and greatest news and events.

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Upcoming Event:
CincyBrand 2016 Conference

When: April 26, 2016

Where: The Horseshoe Casino, downtown Cincinnati

CLE: 7.25 hours a pplied for in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana

REGISTER HERE - registration is open through  April 19

CincyIP is excited to announce CincyBrand 2016, CincyIP's  premier conference dedicated solely to branding and the intellectual property protections used to build up and secure those brands. 

The 2016 Conference will feature speakers from The Procter & Gamble Company, The Cincinnati Reds, Caterpillar, Rhinegeist, MadTree Brewing, Braxton Brewing, The Kraft Heinz Company, Tepper & Eyster, Eureka Ranch, and more. CincyBrand's speakers will cover a diverse array of topics including the fight between innovation and protection, privacy concerns in digital marketing, client counseling, trade dress, and, of course, branding.  CincyBrand is not only geared towards attorneys, but also marketers, entrepreneurs, and businesses that work to secure and build their own brands daily.
Topics at this year's Conference include:  
  • "The Fight Between Innovation and Protection" - panelists including David Lafkas (Corporate Counsel, Eureka! Ranch) and Maury M. Tepper, III (Member, Tepper & Eyster) 
  • "Privacy Concerns in Digital Marketing" - panelists including Steve Caldwell (Senior Counsel, The Procter & Gamble Company) and John Moschandreas (Senior Counsel, The Procter & Gamble Company) 
  • "Trade Dress Protection and Strategy" - Sabrina Hudson (Chief Counsel, The Kraft Heinz Company) 
  • "Legal and Communications: Working Together to Prevent and Resolve Crises" - Jennifer Dzwonar (Managing Principal, Borshoff); Stacy Sarault (Vice President, Borshoff) 
  • "Branding Cincinnati" - panelists including Karen Forgus (Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Cincinnati Reds), Stacie Dastoor (Director of Marketing & Communications, REDI Cincinnati), Kristen Schlotman (Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission), and Julie Calvert (Executive Director, Source Cincinnati)   
  • "Value Driven Client Counseling: Exploring the Intersection of Law and Brand Management"  - Matt Owen (Corporate Counsel, Caterpillar)
  •  "Branding in the Craft Beer Industry" - panelists including Kenny McNutt (the "Beer'ded Baron") (Co-Founder, MadTree Brewing), Jake Rouse (CEO, Braxton Brewing), Bryant Goulding (Co-Founder and Vice President, Rhinegeist), Mike Wayne (General Manager, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.), and Lindsey Roeper (Dream Facilitator, The Rivertown Brewing Co.) 
Thank you to our sponsors: Calfee | Association of Corporate Counsel, Southwest Ohio Chapter | Dinsmore | Frost Brown Todd | KMK | Wolters Kluwer, Corsearch | Wood, Herron & Evans. 

For More Information: visit our CincyBrand 2016 webpage.
Our Latest Event:
Developments In Trademark And Unfair Compeition Law 

On March 15, Ted Davis o f Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP  presented on developments in trademark and unfair competition law over the trailing twelve months, with a particular emphasis on the invalidation under the First Amendment of the prohibition in Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act on the registration of potentially disparaging marks, continued judicial disagreement on the evidentiary value of registrations on the Principal Register, and emerging applications of the Supreme Court's opinion in B & B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Indus., 135 S. Ct. 1293 (2015).

Special Announcement:
Meet IPCLJ: The  University of Cincinnati Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal

CincyIP is proud to recognize an exciting new academic initiative taking flight at the University of Cincinnati College of Law: the Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal ("IPCLJ").  

IPCLJ is a student-run law journal dedicated to furthering knowledge associated with the research and practice of intellectual property law, computer and technology law, and related fields concerning domestic and international media and telecommunications policy.  In the spirit of the very technology underlying its mission,  IPCLJ provides  an online platform featuring rolling publication to allow its readers easy access to published material and enable the Journal to publish a variety of content in an efficient manner.  

IPCLJ released  its very first issue in early 2016, featuring two articles: Dueling Monologues on the Public Domain: What Digital Copyright Can Learn from Antitrust by Timothy K. Armstrong (Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law); and  Requiring Plaintiffs to Prove Irreparable Harm: "It Isn't Right." (Herb Reed Enters, LLC v. Fla Entm't Mgmt. Inc. (9th Cir.2013) , by Anthony Kremer (Student & Senior Editor for IPCLJ 2015-2016).

IPCLJ is actively seeking articles from both scholars and practitioners.  If you or your  colleagues  are looking for an avenue to  publish your latest material, please consider IPCLJ!

For more information, please visit the  IPCLJ webpage.