July 26th, 2016

Fordham IP Institute Welcomes Danielle Falls

This month, the Fordham IP Institute welcomed our most recent addition to our staff.  Danielle Falls has joined the IP Institute team as the Program Coordinator, in which capacity she will assist in planning and organizing the annual Fordham IP Conference as well as Institute events throughout the year.  Danielle previously worked in the legal […]

July 24th, 2016

Asst. Director Nicholas Bartelt Joins NYIPLA Amicus Brief in Varsity Brands Case (SCOTUS)

Assistant Director Nicholas Bartelt participated as counsel to amicus curiae New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) on a brief submitted on July 22, 2016, in support of neither party in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, 15-866 (Sup. Ct.). The case concerns the copyrightability of two-dimensional designs for cheerleading forms, and more broadly, what the appropriate test […]

July 5th, 2016

Nicholas Bartelt Appointed to Assistant Director of Fordham IP Institute

On July 1, Nicholas Bartelt was appointed as Assistant Director of the Fordham IP Institute.  Nick had previously worked as a Senior Fellow at the Institute where his work focused on organizing and planning the annual Fordham IP Conference, as well as contributing to amicus briefs and legal scholarship.  Nick can be contacted at: bartelt@hansenipinstitute.com.

June 26th, 2016

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Joins IP Scholars Brief in Fox News v. TVEyes (2nd Cir.)

On June 22, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amici curiae brief submitted by thirteen intellectual property scholars in support of the plaintiff in the case Fox News Network v. TVEyes, Inc., 15-3886 (2d Cir.). The case concerns the scope of the fair use doctrine in copyright law as it applies to a paid service […]

May 26th, 2016

Assistant Director Zachary Slates on INTA Annual Meeting Career Panel

On May 21, Assistant Director Zachary Slates served as a panelist at INTA‘s 138th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The panel was entitled “Careers in Trademark” and was primarily aimed at offering law students who are interested in trademark practice a glimpse into the career options available as well as pathways to entering the field […]

May 14th, 2016

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Participates in CLIP’s 10th Annual Symposium

On May 13, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen participated in the 10th Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) Symposium. Prof. Hansen participated as a panelist on a session “Setting the Stage” before moderating a session discussing “Intellectual Property and Public Values.”  The session included a Kickstart Presentation by Jennifer L. Pariser (MPAA), followed by a […]

May 1st, 2016

24th Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference

On March 31st and April 1st 2016, the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute held its 24th Annual IP and Policy Conference. Here are a few highlights: The conference was attended by more than 450 attendees. Featuring 150 speakers, panelists, and moderators in 35 sessions covering all areas IP in the U.S., EU and Asia. 17 judges from 7 […]

March 26th, 2016

Fellow Sven Schonhofen Publishes Article on Resale of Digital Content

Sven Schonhofen’s article on the Court of Justice of the European Union case Oracle v. UsedSoft and its legal impact on the resale of digital content was published in the Winter volume of the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law.  Read the full article, UsedSoft and its Aftermath: Resale of Digital Content, 16 Wake […]

February 20th, 2016

Fordham IP Institute Welcomes Dinara Kamalov

This month, the Fordham IP Institute welcomed its newest Fellow, Dinara Kamalov. Dinara is a graduate of New York Law School where she focused her legal studies on intellectual property law. She most recently worked closely with the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. volunteering to help plan and organize its events. Dinara can be contacted […]

November 20th, 2015

Nicholas Bartelt Moderates CSUSA Panel on Copyright Defenses

On November 19, Nicholas Bartelt (Senior Fellow) moderated a luncheon panel at the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. entitled “Maybe Not Fair Use? Maybe Not a Problem: The Many (Other) Defenses Against Copyright Infringement.”  The panel featured Richard Dannay (Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.) and Nancy J. Mertzel (Herrick Feinstein LLP) who discussed both the basic fundamentals and […]

November 7th, 2015

45th CSUSA Brace Lecture: Prof. Pamela Samuelson

On November 2, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. presented the 45th Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture at Fordham University.  This year, Prof. Pamela Samuelson (UC Berkeley School of Law) gave a lecture entitled ” Reconceptualizing the Merger Doctrine.  The event was co-sponsored by the Fordham IP Institute. Fordham Law News reported on event. […]

November 6th, 2015

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Joins Con Law Profs Brief in PFI v. Blackhorse (4th Cir.)

On November 5, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amici curiae brief submitted by eighteen constitutional law professors in support of the plaintiff in the case Pro-Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse, 15-1874 (4th Cir.).  The case concerns Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act’s prohibition against disparaging trademarks and whether that section is an abridgment of the […]

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