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INTA 2012 Annual Meeting

Loeb & Loeb LLP is pleased to announce that partner David W. Grace will be speaking at the 2012 International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting. He will be addressing "The Intersection of Trademark and Publicity Rights with U.S. First Amendment Free Speech Rights.”

From the conference website:

More than 9,000 intellectual property professionals will convene for INTA’s 2012 Annual Meeting – the premier trademark event for networking, continuing legal education, and committee and client meetings. This year’s Annual Meeting will feature valuable skill-building workshops, industry breakouts, interactive table topics, and trademark law sessions focused on international topics; as well as an exhibition hall boasting nearly 100 exhibitors debuting new products and services to help protect your brand.

Selected Agenda
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 
11:45AM – 1:00PM
- The Intersection of Trademark and Publicity Rights with U.S. First Amendment Free Speech Rights

Brands and celebrities are icons of our culture and are often featured, prominently or in a fleeting fashion, in songs, television programs, films and video games. Brands and people can be the subject of social commentary and narrative, elements of comedy, targets of parody or simply background realism. These uses in expressive works, and efforts to prevent them, frequently implicate the right to free speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Our experienced panel will discuss the intersection of First Amendment rights with the use of brands, names and likenesses in the titles or content of entertainment properties.

Monique Cheng Joe, NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Catherine Bridge, The Walt Disney Company
David W. Grace, Loeb & Loeb LLP