2017 Midwest IP Institute

2017 Midwest IP Institute 

When: September 28 & 29, 2017

Where: Minnesota CLE Conference Center

Overview: Headlining the 2017 Institute are CAFC Judge Jimmie Reyna, TTAB Chief Judge Gerard Rogers, USPTO Solicitor Nate Kelley, and Midwest Regional USPTO Director Dr. Christal Sheppard. With these headliners, IP experts from Asia, Europe, Canada, Australia, California, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts and across the Midwest will join a talented local faculty of experts to share real-world advice and practice tips for tackling complex legal and business issues.

Archer’s  Joel G. MacMull will be speaking during Thursdays sessions on the topic of, “The Extraterritorial Reach of the Lanham Act”. The extraterritorial reach of the Lanham Act provides rights holders with a powerful tool for pursuing foreign trademark infringers in U.S. courts. The level of effect on U.S. commerce necessary to confer jurisdiction varies by circuit with some requiring “substantial effects” while others require only “some effects”. The presenters will discuss the split among the circuits and share strategic advice for plaintiffs pursuing claims against foreign infringers.


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