CDFS’s Pina Campagna, co-moderates the NYIPLA 2013 Half-Day Trademark CLE Seminar

  • Jul 29 2013
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Pina Campagna of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP served as co-moderator for the NYIPLA 2013 Half-Day Trademark CLE seminar held at the Princeton Club on July 17, 2013.  The Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr. (ret.), former Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey delivered the keynote address and spoke about the adverse effects of the sequestration and federal budget cuts on the Federal Judiciary.  William R. Covey, Deputy General Counsel and Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline of the United States Patent and Trademark Office provided an overview of the USPTO’s updated Rules of Professional Conduct.  Leslie Fair of the Federal Trade Commission described recent advertising enforcement actions taken by the agency, remedies secured by the FTC, required substantiation for ad claims, endorsement issues, green claims, dietary claims and a variety of other advertising issues.  Other topics of the seminar included: the Capitol Records v. ReDigi case in which Capitol Records obtained summary judgment establishing that the “world’s first and only marketplace for used digital music” directly and secondarily infringed Capitol’s copyrighted sound recordings; recent trade dress cases involving protection for designs ranging from the Apple iPad, to red soled shoes, to dripping wax on liquor bottles, to green tinged frying pans; copyright protection for design-based works, including logos, novelty masks and characters and designs used in a video game; an overview of design patent rights, including cases involving hand tools and shrimp platters; and practical advice on handling the upcoming launch of new gTLDs.  Ms. Campagna is co-chair of the NYIPLA’s Trademark Law & Practice Committee.