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Why You Should Attend:
IP Discussions with Joshua Simmons is a series of conversations hosted by nationally recognized intellectual property litigator, Joshua Simmons. Each month, Josh is joined by a panel of IP luminaries, leading scholars, and industry insiders. Together, they examine major topics and events in a civil, roundtable format.
Dilution claims are intended to protect famous marks from unlicensed uses that create an association with them impairing their distinctiveness, as well as uses that harm their reputation. Yet, as courts have recognized broader claims for trademark infringement, some commentators have questioned the independent utility of dilution claims. At the same time, scholars have analyzed whether the proliferation of trademarks has led to a depletion of available words that may be selected as new trademarks.
What You Will Learn:
Our faculty offer considerable trademark experience sharing a broad range of viewpoints and practical points. Viewers of this program will learn:
-What is a trademark dilution claim?
-When does it prove useful in practice?
-What are the exceptions to trademark dilution claims?
-Is trademark depletion a concern that trademark owners and policy makers should worry about?
Who Should Attend:
IP lawyers and practitioners advising on trademark dilution and depletion should find this program to be informative.