Legal Quick Hit: Trademark Law Basics and Pitfalls for Nonprofits
Association of Corporate Counsel Nonprofit Organizations Committee
This presentation will discuss issues such as: (1) how to manage internal decisionmaking for trademarks; (2) when to search and register a trademark; (3) when a nonprofit name may be registered on the preferred Principal Register; (4) when to search and register a trademark in foreign countries; (5) what goods/services to cover in trademark applications; (6) the difference between certification marks, service marks, and collective membership marks; (7) when to use a trademark watch service; (8) when the nonprofit must perform quality control; and (9) how to address trademark infringement, cybersquatting, and problems with third-party sponsored links.
Speaker: Andrew D. Price, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C. Andrew Price is a member of Venable's Trademarks, Copyrights, and Domain Names practice group and works regularly with the firm's nonprofit practice. He manages large portfolios of trademarks for leading organizations, including leading nonprofit organizations.
May 12, 2009, 3-3:30 pm ET