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The Davis McGrath LLC IP Webinar Series consists of a selection of short informational and instructional webinars relating to intellectual property. Topics include trademark and copyright law. The presenter is Kevin A. Thompson, a member of the firm.

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Webinar – Using the Trademark Clearinghouse for New gTLDs

Here is the recording of the May 1, 2013 webinar entitled “Using the Trademark Clearinghouse for the New gTLDs.” On June 13, 2012, ICANN announced that 1,930 applications were filed for new top-level Internet domain names. These custom domains will be whatever the applicant desires to the right of the dot – .GOOGLE, .NEWS, or even .LOL. We covered the new gTLDS in a prior webinar. Trademark owners should consider registering their marks with the new Trademark Clearinghouse, which will provide notification of new domains that may incorporate your brand. In this webinar, we will cover how the Clearinghouse works, what it costs, and strategies for moving forward. Come learn from Davis McGrath LLC’s Kevin Thompson during this interactive webinar. Be prepared to ask and get answers to your own questions as well. Kevin has over thirteen years of experience in counseling clients with regard to their internet law issues. Topics covered include: – New gTLDs – The Trademark Clearinghouse – Why should trademark owners register their marks with the Clearinghouse? – What will the Clearinghouse do? – What won’t the Clearinghouse do? – The Sunrise Period – The Trademark Claims Period – Strategies and considerations for using the Clearinghouse Davis McGrath LLC applied for 1/2 hour of Illinois MCLE credit for this webinar. To receive credit, please send your name and ARDC number to Kevin Thompson at kthompson@davismcgrath.com, and when you viewed the webinar. Please also send him your questions. View on YouTube Here are the slides – Slides – Trademark Clearinghouse Subscribe to our Webinar series in Itunes View or Webinar series on YouTube The next webinar will be announced soon. To learn more or to sign up for the mailing list, visit http://blog.davismcgrath.com/webinars.

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2 May 2013

Rank #1

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Debunking Copyright Myths Webinar

Here is the recording of the March 13, 2013 webinar entitled “Debunking Copyright Myths.” Copyright myths persist in common culture. For example, did you know there is no such thing as “poor man’s copyright” where you mail yourself a copy of the work you’re trying to protect? In this webinar, we will debunk that myth and many more. Come learn from Davis McGrath LLC’s Kevin Thompson during this interactive webinar. Be prepared to ask and get answers to your own questions as well. Kevin has over thirteen years of experience in counseling clients with regard to their copyright issues. Topics covered include: – 14 Copyright Myths Davis McGrath LLC applied for 1/2 hour of Illinois MCLE credit for this webinar. To receive credit, please send your name and ARDC number to Kevin Thompson at kthompson@davismcgrath.com, and when you viewed the webinar. Please also send him your questions. View on YouTube The slides can be found here – Slides – Debunking Copyright Myths Subscribe to our Webinar series in Itunes View or Webinar series on YouTube The next webinar will be announced soon. To learn more or to sign up for the mailing list, visit http://blog.davismcgrath.com/webinars.

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15 Mar 2013

Rank #2

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Trademark Dilution Webinar

Here is the recording of the February 6, 2013 webinar entitled “Trademark Dilution.” How do you protect famous marks from uses which tarnish or otherwise harm them? Trademark Dilution claims help to protect famous marks from other uses which tend to harm their uniqueness. In this webinar we will discuss the concept and some cases which implement the law. Come learn from Davis McGrath LLC’s Kevin Thompson during this interactive webinar. Be prepared to ask and get answers to your own questions as well. Kevin has over thirteen years of experience in counseling clients with regard to their trademark issues. Topics covered include: – Trademark Dilution – Federal vs. State – 15 USC 1125 – Definitions – Exclusions – Remedies – Changes in the 2006 Act – Cases Davis McGrath LLC applied for 1/2 hour of Illinois MCLE credit for this webinar. To receive credit, please send your name and ARDC number to Kevin Thompson at kthompson@davismcgrath.com, and when you viewed the webinar. Please also send him your questions. View on YouTube The slides can be found here – Slides – Trademark Dilution The following question was asked during the webinar: Q: Does a Federal Registration act as a bar to an action under State Registrations or common Law, even if the date of the State Registration is before the Federal first date of use? A: A federal registration acts as a complete bar to actions under State dilution acts or common law. Subscribe to our Webinar series in iTunes View our Webinar series on YouTube Our next webinar will be on March 13, 2013 on the topic of “Debunking Copyright Myths.” For more information, click here.

34mins

7 Feb 2013

Rank #3

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Webinar – Trademarks and the Likelihood of Confusion

Here is the recording of the January 16, 2013 webinar on “Trademarks and the Likelihood of Confusion.” When is one trademark is too similar to another? Courts have adopted a thirteen factor test to help make this determination. In this webinar, we will discuss the test and review examples from recent cases in which this determination was the key issue. Come learn from Davis McGrath LLC’s Kevin Thompson during this interactive webinar. Be prepared to ask and get answers to your own questions as well. Kevin has over thirteen years of experience in counseling clients with regard to their trademark issues. Topics include: – Trademark basics – Trademark Distinctiveness – The Likelihood of Confusion Test – Recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cases Davis McGrath LLC applied for 1/2 hour of Illinois MCLE credit for this webinar. To receive credit, please send your name and ARDC number to Kevin Thompson at kthompson@davismcgrath.com, and when you viewed the webinar. Please also send him your questions. View on YouTube The slides can be found here – Slides – Trademarks and the Likelihood of Confusion The cases can be found here – Cases from 01 16 2013 Webinar Subscribe to our Webinar series in iTunes View our Webinar series on YouTube Our next webinar will be on February 6, 2013 on the topic of “Trademark Dilution.” For more information, click here.

39mins

17 Jan 2013

Rank #4

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IP Rights Enforcement in Social Media Webinar Recording

Here is the recording of the December 12, 2012 webinar entitled “IP Rights Enforcement in Social Media.” The rise of social media has also led to an increase in online infringements. Copyright and trademark issues can arise. Come learn about these types of infringements and how they can be handled in this webinar. Come learn from Davis McGrath LLC’s Kevin Thompson during this interactive webinar. Be prepared to ask and get answers to your own questions as well. Kevin has over thirteen years of experience in counseling clients with regard to their internet law issues. Topics covered include: – Facebook – Twitter – Other sites – Enforcement Considerations – DMCA – Trademark – Other Regulations Davis McGrath LLC applied for 1/2 hour of Illinois MCLE credit for this webinar. To receive credit, please send your name and ARDC number to Kevin Thompson at kthompson@davismcgrath.com, and when you viewed the webinar. Please also send him your questions. View on YouTube The slides can be found here – Slides- IP Rights Enforcement in Social Media Subscribe to our Webinar series in iTunes View our Webinar series on YouTube Our next webinar will be on January 16, 2013 on the topic of “Trademarks and the Likelihood of Confusion.” For more information, click here.

38mins

13 Dec 2012

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Photographers and Copyright Webinar Recording

Here is the recording of the November 14, 2012 webinar on “Photographers and Copyright.” Professional and amateur photographers have a special relationship with copyright law. There are special procedures which professionals can use to register groups of their works. In this webinar, we will discuss these special aspects of copyright law which impact photographers. Come learn from Davis McGrath LLCâs Kevin Thompson during this interactive webinar. Be prepared to ask and get answers to your own questions as well. Kevin has over thirteen years of experience in counseling clients with regard to their copyright law issues. Topics covered include: – What is copyright? – When does copyright exist? – What rights are conferred? – Who is the owner? – What does “publication” mean? – Copyright vs. the Right of Publicity – Registering photographs with the Copyright Office Davis McGrath LLC applied for 1/2 hour of Illinois MCLE credit for this webinar. To receive credit, please send your name and ARDC number to Kevin Thompson at kthompson@davismcgrath.com, and when you viewed the webinar. Please also send him your questions. View on YouTube The slides can be found here – Slides – Photographers and Copyright Subscribe to our Webinar series in iTunes View our Webinar series on YouTube Our next webinar will be on December 12, 2012 on the topic of “IP Rights Enforcement in Social Media.” For more information, click here.

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16 Nov 2012

Rank #6

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The Right of Publicity Webinar Recording

Here is the recording of the October 3, 2012 webinar on “The Right of Publicity.” Recent cases involving the digital reconstruction of dead celebrities are in the news. What rights do you have to control the use of your image? What about celebrity endorsements? What happens to your Right of Publicity after you die? Come learn from Davis McGrath LLC’s Kevin Thompson during this interactive webinar. Be prepared to ask and get answers to your own questions as well. Kevin has over thirteen years of experience in counseling clients with regard to their intellectual property law issues. Topics covered include: – What is the Right Of Publicity? – Origins – Basic Elements – Post-Mortem Rights – Defenses – Illinois Act – Current Cases Davis McGrath LLC applied for 1/2 hour of Illinois MCLE credit for this webinar. To receive credit, please send your name and ARDC number to Kevin Thompson at kthompson@davismcgrath.com, and when you viewed the webinar. Please also send him your questions. View on YouTube The slides can be found here – Slides – Right of Publicity Subscribe to our Webinar series in iTunes View our Webinar series on YouTube Our next webinar will be on November 14, 2012 on the topic of “Photographers and Copyright.” For more information, click here.

35mins

4 Oct 2012

Rank #7

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Online Defamation Webinar Recording

Here is the recording of the September 5, 2012 webinar in the Davis McGrath LLC IP Webinar Series on “Online Defamation.” What can you do when someone disparages you or your business online? In this webinar, we discuss what actions can be taken to handle a case of online defamation. Come learn from Davis McGrath LLC’s Kevin Thompson during this interactive webinar. Be prepared to ask and get answers to your own questions as well. Kevin has over twelve years of experience in counseling clients with regard to their internet law issues. Topics covered include: – What is Defamation? – Libel vs. Slander – Per se vs. Per quod – Public Figures – Truth as a Defense – Opinions – Sample cases – Anonymous Commentators – Stone v. Paddock case summary Davis McGrath LLC applied for 1/2 hour of Illinois MCLE credit for this webinar. To receive credit, please send your name and ARDC number to Kevin Thompson at kthompson@davismcgrath.com, and when you viewed the webinar. View on YouTube The slides can be found here – Handouts – Online defamation Subscribe to our Webinar series in iTunes View our Webinar series on YouTube Our next webinar will be on October 3, 2012 on the topic of “The Right of Publicity.” For more information, click here.

32mins

6 Sep 2012

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Copyright and Righthaven: Enforcement Gone Wrong – Webinar Recording

Here is the recording of the August 8, 2012 webinar entitled “Copyright and Righthaven: Enforcement Gone Wrong.” The copyright enforcement campaign engaged in by Righthaven is the subject of this Webinar in the Davis McGrath LLC IP Webinar series. We discuss the goals and methods of Righthaven in its efforts to stop online infringement of news articles, and what went wrong. Topics include: – Righthaven’s Business Model – Lawsuits – Defenses – Example – Righthaven v. Democratic Underground – Example – Righthaven v. Hoehn – Awards of Fees to Prevailing Party – Current Status of Righthaven View on YouTube The slides can be found here: Slides – Copyright and Righthaven We are requesting 1/2 hour of Illinois MCLE credit for viewing this webinar. If you need MCLE credit for viewing the webinar, please send your name, ARDC number, and when you viewed the webinar to Kevin Thompson. Please also send him your questions. Subscribe to our Webinar series in iTunes View our Webinar series on YouTube Our next webinar will be on September 5, 2012 on the topic of “Online Defamation.” For more information, click here.

31mins

9 Aug 2012

Rank #9

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New Top Level Domains Webinar

Here is the recording of our July 11, 2012 webinar on “The New Top Level Internet Domains.” On June 13, 2012, ICANN announced that 1,930 applications were filed for new top-level Internet domain names. These custom domains will be whatever the applicant desires to the right of the dot – .GOOGLE, .NEWS, or even .LOL. In this webinar, we discuss the rollout of these new custom domains, and how this may affect those with trademark rights. We cover the comment and objection processes and the associated deadlines. Topics covered include: – What is a Top Level Domain? – Who are the applicants? – What was applied for? – Formal Objections – String Contention Process – Trademark Clearinghouse – Steps to Consider View on YouTube The slides can be found here- Slides – Top Level Internet Domains We are requesting 1/2 hour of Illinois MCLE credit for viewing this webinar. If you need MCLE credit for viewing the webinar, please send your name and ARDC number to Kevin Thompson. Please also send him your questions. Subscribe to our Webinar series in iTunes View our Webinar series on YouTube Our next webinar will be on August 8, 2012 on the topic of “Copyright and Righthaven: Enforcement Gone Wrong.” For more information, click here.

27mins

12 Jul 2012

Rank #10