2019 St. John's Intellectual Property Colloquium

The St. John’s Intellectual Property Colloquium is a visiting speaker series in that provides students with an opportunity to hone their critical and analytical skills through deep engagement with cutting-edge legal scholarship, presented by the authors themselves. This year’s lineup of visiting speakers will cover topics including the use of indigenous traditional knowledge in patent applications, the patentability of improvements to healthcare technologies, the origins of European copyright in the medieval Catholic Church, trademark norms in the craft beer industry, the scope of design patent rights, and the rollout of the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act.

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Roundtable: The Right of Publicity in New York

The New York State Legislature is currently considering significant changes to the provisions of the Civil Rights Law governing New York’s right of publicity. The IPLC and the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) invite you to a roundtable discussion of the history of New York’s right of publicity and the details of the proposed bill—A8155/S5857—with experts from practice, the academy, and the legislature.

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