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A company’strademarks and copyrightsare some of its most important – and public-facing – assets. While the digital age of e-commerce, mobile advertising and social media can connect a brand or product directly to consumers – it also breeds piracy and counterfeiting. This means lost sales and eroded brand equity.
Today’s trademark and copyright professional needs to constantly stay one step ahead with a strong brand and content protection strategy.
How tofight backandmitigate counterfeiting? What are the bestAnti-Piracy & Content Protection Strategies? When does it make sense tolitigate?
Our TM&C Summit brings together experts from leading brands to uncover the challenges and opportunities of an effective strategy.
KEY TOPICS DISCUSSED
Trademark Enforcement: Policing & Enforcing Your Trademarks
Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies: Playing Offense and Defense
Copyright in the Digital Era: Landscape, Challenges, Trends and Projections
Hot Issues in Trademark Law
gTLD: Emerging Best Practices
Social Media & Web 2.0: Striking the Right Balance
Senior Counsel, Trademarks
VP & Director of IP Strategy
Chief, Deputy and Associate General Counsel
Intellectual Property, Trademark and Copyright Counsel
Head of Litigation
Director of Licensing
Senior Copyright Counsel
Director/VP of Licensing
Vice President of Brand Licensing
Ms. Hartzell has significant experience in intellectual property litigation, including cases involving trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent. She also has experience enforcing covenants not-to-compete and confidentiality agreements. She protects her clients’ intellectual property rights and defends those accused of infringement. She works closely with her clients to understand their business needs and aggressively defends her clients’ interests, seeking the most efficient route to resolve litigation in a way that satisfies those needs. In 2014, Ms. Hartzell was named among the Law Bulletin’s "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty To Watch." She was selected for inclusion in the 2011-2015 Illinois Rising Stars® lists and a “2015 Emerging Lawyer” by Emerging Lawyers Magazine, which recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys in Illinois who are under 40 or practicing fewer than 10 years. In 2012, Ms. Hartzell received the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women's prestigious Alta May Hulett Award. Ms. Hartzell is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only, national trial lawyer honorary society. Ms. Hartzell earned her J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School and her B.S. in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.
Dan Shulman is Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Reynolds Group Holdings, Ltd. and Fram Autoparts, a $13 billion global packaging and automotive parts company comprised of Reynolds Consumer Products, Pactiv, Closure Systems International, Evergreen Packaging, Graham Packaging, Fram and Autolite. Dan is responsible for managing the global patent and trademark portfolio of those combined companies, setting IP strategy, managing all IP litigation and acting as lead counsel in appellate work before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Dan also routinely leads corporate initiatives in which IP drives significant value. Dan was with Pactiv prior to its acquisition by Reynolds Group Holdings in 2010. Prior to joining Pactiv in 2007 as its Chief IP Counsel, Dan was Senior IP Licensing Counsel for Motorola. Prior to that, Dan was an associate at Mayer Brown LLP from 1999-2006.
Dan received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1999, and is a graduate of Northwestern University (1996) with degrees in Mathematics, Physics and the Integrated Science Program.
Dan has been recognized as one of the Top Forty Lawyers Under 40 in Illinois (2013) by The Law Bulletin, and as a Managing IP In-House IP Star 2015 and 2016. Dan is a frequent speaker on topics of IP law, and has authored numerous articles on various IP topics and Federal Circuit jurisprudence. Dan is the author of two books: Insights Hurt: Bringing Healing Thoughts to Life, and Personal Midrash: Fresh Insights Into the Torah, due out in August.
David S. Fleming is a shareholder in the Chicago office of the U.S. intellectual property firm of Brinks Gilson & Lione. Mr. Fleming concentrates his practice on trademark litigation and counseling. He has handled trademark disputes in federal courts throughout the United States. His cases have covered issues arising in many industries, including Internet businesses, telecommunications equipment, entertainment and financial services, and consumer products. He has handled a diverse range of trademark matters involving such areas as keyword advertising, gray market and counterfeit sales, and licensing disputes.
Mr. Fleming has been a frequent speaker and author on trademark issues, and he is the co-author of Trademark Litigation Practice, published by Bloomberg BNA. He also is active in the International Trademark Association, serving as the Association’s Counsel, sitting on its Board of Directors, co-chairing an annual meeting and other educational programs, and serving on various committees.
Mr. Fleming is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law (J.D.) and Northwestern University (B.A.).
Edward (Ed) Chalfie has 30 years’ experience in international protection and enforcement of intellectual property. He has extensive experience as lead counsel in infringement and anti-counterfeiting actions, intellectual property related insurance coverage disputes, and opposition and cancellation proceedings in the US Patent and Trademark Office. Ed represented the winning plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme court trademark case Qualitex Company vs. Jacobson Products Co., Inc., in which the Court unanimously accepted his argument that a product's color alone can be registered as a trademark.
Fostering successful long-term client relationships, Marsha K. Hoover advises a wide variety of entities, from public corporations to nonprofit organizations, with respect to trademark, copyright, trade secrets, and identity rights. She helps clients protect and properly use intellectual property assets and avoid and manage conflicts. Ms. Hoover has considerable experience in trademark and copyright prosecution and licensing. While she excels in negotiating the resolution of intellectual property disputes without resort to litigation, she is also an experienced litigator. Ms. Hoover is included in the 2011 inaugural edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™. Fewer than 5% of women lawyers have been recognized with an AV® Preeminent rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013, she was selected as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property" by American Lawyer Media (ALM) and Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Hoover was listed by the World Trademark Review (WTR) since 2013 in the WTR 1000 rankings. Her peers recognize her as a "2015 Leading Lawyer" in the legal community. Ms. Hoover earned her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law and received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication, also from Northwestern University.
For nearly 15 years, James E. Griffith has counseled clients on a wide range of strategically important commercial and intellectual property issues. He is experienced in the litigation and resolution of disputes in the areas of trademark, unfair competition, copyright, publishing, art law, entertainment, privacy matters, and computer-related law. Additionally, he counsels clients on a wide array of intellectual property matters and in the preparation and negotiation of licensing and other agreements in the fields of trademark, copyright, and rights of publicity, among others. Mr. Griffith received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. in economics and public policy, summa cum laude, from Duke University.
Gregory J. Chinlund serves as Chair of the Firm's Trademark and Copyright practice group. For start-up to multi-national companies with trademarks to develop and protect in the U.S. and internationally, Mr. Chinlund adeptly protects their brands – the ultimate value of a company. Similarly, for clients that gain a competitive advantage from novel product design, he counsels clients to capture maximum protection from design patents in order to enhance the value derived from industrial design. He also pro-actively counsels clients on copyrights, helping negotiate effective agreements and enforcing rights when necessary. Mr. Chinlund's balance, diverse experience and pragmatic approach, together with an education and background in marketing and business, uniquely position him to serve as a critical legal resource for clients.
Mr. Chinlund holds a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating and was selected as a 2013 "Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property" by American Lawyer Media (ALM) and Martindale-Hubbell. He was also recognized by the World Trademark Review (WTR) since 2013 in the WTR 1000 rankings and as an IP Star in Managing IP’s World IP Handbook and Survey (2013-2015). Mr. Chinlund was selected for inclusion in the 2014 and 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers® list. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are recognized each year. Mr. Chinlund was also recently voted a "Leading Lawyer" by his peers.
Jackmanages the global trademark portfolios for Procter & Gamble’s oral care and health care brands, including such medicine cabinet staples as Crest, Oral-B, Vicks, Pepto-Bismol, and Metamucil. Jack has also practiced advertising, licensing, and food and drug compliance law with various other Procter & Gamble businesses over the last eight years. She loves working in-house with creative and innovative teams building some of the strongest brands around the world. Prior to her career at P&G, Jack was a Kentucky girl through and through. She clerked with the Hon. Thomas B. Russell in the Western District of Kentucky and studied at the University of Kentucky for her J.D. and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Cary Pumphrey is the Director & Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property for Walgreens, part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.and one ofFortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. He handles trademark, copyright, advertising and internet law matters including clearance, prosecution, enforcement and licensing. In addition, Cary manages Walgreens’ global trademark and patent portfolios. Before joining Walgreens, Cary practiced in the areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation at the law firm of Gardiner Koch & Weisberg. Cary received his J.D. from the University of Denver and an L.L.M. in Intellectual Property from DePaul University. Cary is a member of the Illinois and Colorado bars and is registered to practice before theUnited States Patent & Trademark Office
Cheryl Withycombe is the head of the in-house trademark group at AbbVie Inc., a leading global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in North Chicago, Illinois. Cheryl is a member of the International Trademark Association and is active on the Association’s Well-Known and Famous Marks Committee. Cheryl earned her J.D. in 1997 from DePaul University College of Law, and her B.A. in 1994 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is admitted to practice in California, Illinois and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Jason Beckerman is the Head of Legal Affairs and Business Development for TMZ, where he works alongside the hardest working and funniest group of people in the entertainment industry. Jason oversees production of TMZ’s television, web and mobile content, as well as its distribution to over 80 million people around the world each month.
Before joining TMZ, Jason was a partner and chair of litigation at Eisner & Frank (now Eisner Jaffe) in Beverly Hills, where his practice focused on entertainment-related intellectual property. He also served as a general litigation associate at SNR Denton in Los Angeles and Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Connecticut and his J.D. at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He and his family live in Santa Monica, California