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Intellectual Property Law Institute 2022 – Day Two

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  • Start Date:2022-03-31 20:00:00
  • End Date:2025-03-31 20:00:00
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  • Level:Various
  • Topics:Intellectual Property

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Join us for Part Two of the 16th Anniversary of the Virtual IP Law Institute!

Intellectual property is a burgeoning practice area with nuances and ever-changing innovations and issues that can try the patience of even the most seasoned practitioners. No one can afford to remain unacquainted with the rights and potential liabilities that may arise. That’s why those in the know attend PBI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute year after year. Our 16th IP Law Institute has something for everyone from the novice to the expert.


  • Year in Review – Copyright
    The panel will review current developments in copyright law, including decisions since September 2021, Copyright Office developments, and cases to watch.
  • Losing It – The Best Ways to Totally Mess Up A Domain Name Complaint
    Domain name disputes are quite different from trademark litigation and have many substantive and procedural nuances all their own. Yet some lawyers underestimate these proceedings to their client’s detriment. Come and learn the most common errors so that you can avoid them in your own practice! 
  • NFTs and IP
    Current issues relating to NFTs and how they are impacted by copyright and trademark laws. 
  • Protection and Waiver of Legal Privileges in Collaborative Development Efforts. When and How
    Use of a common interest agreement (CIA) to attempt to protect privileged/work product disclosures during the due diligence and development periods.
  • Reducing Risks in Trademark Assignments
    An in-gross assignment of a trademark is invalid and occurs when a trademark is transferred without any of its associated goodwill.  This presentation takes a look at the current case law surrounding the assignment-in-gross rule to explain what steps to take, and what to avoid when assigning a trademark to ensure the transfer of goodwill.
  • Ethical Dilemmas in IP – Foolish or Not? 
    Ethical issues present themselves in a myriad of ways throughout the representation of a client in intellectual property matters.  In patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, the law itself demands protection of confidential information, requires candor in disclosures, and involves a high degree of knowledge and skill as the laws develop and change as rapidly as the technology that it so often protects.  As a result, IP practitioners often confront interesting ethical issues, and this program will help practitioners in the field chart a sensible course so that fools do not repeat their follies. 

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $80. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637.

Recorded in April 2022.


Barry Cohen Esq.

Mr. Cohen is a partner at Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC in Conshohocken. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation, intellectual property litigation and licensing. Mr. Cohen regularly represents clients in the protection of their intellectual property rights and counsels them in developing intellectual property protection programs. Since 2011, Chambers & Partners USA has identified Mr. Cohen as a leading Intellectual Property Attorney in Pennsylvania. In 2004, he was selected by American Lawyer Media as one of only 30 attorneys under the age of 40 to be on the fast track in Philadelphia. Since 2009, Mr. Cohen has been selected by Law and Politics as one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers. His recognized expertise has been tapped by CNBC, which has called upon him several times to serve as a commentator on current IP legal issues, and he is a frequent author of articles on a variety of legal matters. Mr. Cohen is the past chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee. He earned his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1993 and his B.A. in Economics and History from Emory University in 1990. In 2001, Mr. Cohen was a Fellow at the Temple University Academy of Advocacy.

Nancy Rubner Frandsen Esq.

Ms. Frandsen is a partner at the Philadelphia office of Baker & Hostetler. Her practice focuses on trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade dress, cyberpiracy and domain name disputes. For over 35 years, she has enjoyed guiding clients not only through the core areas of trademark and copyright clearance, worldwide registration, maintenance and enforcement before the federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, but also through the more complex areas of the practice, including dilution, fair use, comparative advertising and the DMCA. Ms. Frandsen’s in-depth knowledge of her clients’ businesses, from individual entrepreneurs to major corporations, has enabled her to support and advance their unique objectives and goals. As a result, she has earned recognition each year in Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of intellectual property law, as well as in other publications. Ms. Frandsen received her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law and her B.A. from Ohio University. She is co-author of What the General Practitioner Should Know about Trademarks and Copyrights (6th Ed), published by ALI-ABA. Other published articles have appeared in both local and national publications on subjects such as trademark searching, product configuration in the Third Circuit, the federal right to copy, bad faith litigation, copyright remedies and the protection of nonverbal rights under trademark and unfair competition law. Ms. Frandsen has lectured on trademarks and trade dress for the American Law Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University and the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. She is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. (chair, 2001-2003), the American Bar Association’s Sections on Intellectual Property and Litigation, the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Association, the International Trademark Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Ms. Frandsen is also an adjunct professor at both Temple University Beasley School of Law and Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law., where she teaches a course on Trademarks and Unfair Competition

Laura Genovese Esq.

Ms. Genovese is a co-founder of K & G Law LLC, and an adjunct professor (copyright law) at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. She provides trademark, copyright, trade dress, domain name and Internet advice and strategic planning for businesses. Ms. Genovese also counsels and assists clients in litigation matters before the courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and domain name arbitration panels. She holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized for many years by World Trademark Review 1000 for her work in both counseling and enforcement matters. Ms. Genovese has been involved with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. since participating in its inception in the early 1990s, and rising to Chapter Chairman in 1999. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. from 2002 to 2005. Ms. Genovese received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, her M.A. in History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. cum laude from the Villanova University School of Law.

Jessica Watkins Esq.

Ms. Watkins is Assistant General Counsel at Nasdaq, Inc. She currently serves as Vice President and Co-Program Chair of the Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court and is an adjunct professor at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where she teaches Trademark Law. Before joining Nasdaq, Ms. Watkins was an associate in the Trademark and Copyright Group at Ballard Spahr LLP.  She earned her B.A. in Biology from Bryn Mawr College and her J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

Janet Fries Esq.

Ms. Fries is Senior Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP where she is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group. She currently serves as Vice President of the board of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts and as an Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Copyright project. Ms. Fries is an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University Law School and also at American University Washington School of Law. She is an active member of the American Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Copyright Reform Task Force and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She earned a B.A. from Smith College, an M. A. in Fine Art Photography from San Francisco State University, and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Ms. Fries is a contributing photographer with Getty Images.

Lesley Grossberg Esq.

Ms. Grossberg is a partner in Ice Miller’s Philadelphia office, where she practices trademark, copyright and patent litigation, and trademark counseling and prosecution. She is immediate past president of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association and a senior editor of the International Trademark Association’s journal The Trademark Reporter. Ms. Grossberg has previously presented PBI programs including Fair Use in the Digital Age, Essentials of Copyright Law, and Till Death Do We Part? Social Media and Postmortem IP Rights. She has also presented at previous IP Institutes on topics including internet takedown strategies, fair use, trademark searching, bad faith filings, and defenses to trademark infringement. She is an adjunct professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she teaches Trademarks and Unfair Competition. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Richmond and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Tulane University.

Jacob Rosenbaum Esq.

Mr. Rosenbaum is an associate at the firm Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP. Mr. Rosenbaum has extensive experience enforcing and defending trademark and trade dress rights in U.S. District Court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and has represented clients in all stages of U.S. litigation, including pre-litigation counseling, discovery, motion practice, trial, mediation and settlement. In addition, Mr. Rosenbaum has significant experience in trademark and copyright prosecution, trademark and copyright licensing, international trademark disputes and prosecution, unfair competition law, and rights of publicity. He earned his B.A. from Boston University, and his J.D. from the University of California Davis School of Law.

Lynda Zadra-Symes Esq.

Ms. Zadra-Symes is a litigation partner with Knobbe Martens in California where she has practiced for over 30 years after qualifying as a barrister in the UK. She is co-chair of the firm’s trademark and copyright litigation practice groups and represents clients through all stages of U.S. litigation, from pre-suits through trial and appeal, in federal courts throughout the country and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Her practice involves all types of intellectual property, with a particular focus on litigation in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, false advertising, unfair competition and rights of publicity. Ms. Zadra-Symes is a Domain Name Dispute Panelist arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) in Geneva, Switzerland, and has arbitrated numerous domain name disputes. She is a former Co-Chair of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) committee for Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, and has conducted numerous presentations on a variety of intellectual property matters internationally. Ms. Zadra-Symes is also a listed Mediator with the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Trademark Mediators Network.

Sean McConnell Esq.

In the Philadelphia office of Eckert Seamans, Mr. McConnell focuses his practice primarily on intellectual property matters. He has represented clients in a variety of industries and business sectors including pharmaceuticals, food manufacturing, health and beauty products, fashion designers, financial institutions, insurance companies, consumer electronics, restaurants, retailers and charitable organizations. Prior to joining private practice, Sean served as a Captain in the United States Army JAG Corps with the 3rd Infantry Division. Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom he served as one of the primary strategic planners for the Iraqi Constitutional Referendum and National Elections and helped lead efforts to support the development of Baghdad’s local government structure. He also served as a criminal prosecutor during his time in service. Mr. McConnell earned his J.D. from University of Pittsburgh School of Lawand his undergraduate degree from Duquesne University.

Steven Rocci Esq.

Mr. Rocci is an experienced intellectual property lawyer whose 45+ years of technology and technology law experience includes over 40 years of law firm practice. Before entering the practice of law, he worked as an electronics technician and electronics engineer, and as a specialist in energy related regulatory affairs. Mr. Rocci began law firm practice in 1981 and has since practiced intellectual property law exclusively in national and AmLaw 100 firms. Since that time, he has amassed extensive experience in the areas of patent and trade secret litigation, intellectual property procurement, counseling, dispute resolution, and licensing. Today, he counsels clients in a wide variety of technological arts, including computer software and hardware technologies, internet and web technologies, database and data storage technologies, telecommunications technologies, semiconductor and semiconductor manufacturing technologies, business method and e–commerce technologies, medical device technologies, and various mechanical technologies. His client base has included major national and international technology companies, as well as start–up and mid–cap companies. Mr. Rocci taught law school courses in intellectual property law, and patent litigation and strategy, for nearly 25 years, and held the post of Distinguished Practice Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia. He has also served as a neutral for the American Arbitration Association for disputes relating to intellectual property. Mr. Rocci is a former Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and is Av rated in Martindale Hubbell. Among other publications, he has been listed in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, American Registry – America’s Most Honored Professionals, Legal 500 United States – Patent Litigation and The IP Lawyers – Recommended Attorney. He has been voted by his peers as one of Pennsylvania’s “Super Lawyers” in the area of intellectual property.

Steven Levy Esq.

In his over 30 years of practice, Mr. Levy’s experience has been quite broad, but he has a particular focus on the enforcement of trademarks against domain names and social media usernames. Over the last 14 years, Mr. Levy has filed over 600 complaints under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and similar domain name dispute arbitration policies. He is also a UDRP panelist (arbitrator) for three of the global dispute providers and has authored decisions in over 300 cases. Prior to creating the Accent Law Group, Mr. Levy led an eight-member intellectual property practice team at the Home Depot. Mr. Levy has handled tasks as varied as building an international portfolio of trademarks, copyrights and patents; negotiating and drafting sponsorship, licensing and joint-venture agreements; enforcing and defending his clients’ rights through negotiation and litigation; and creating and presenting many educational programs for both clients and outside audiences. He received his J.D. in 1989 from Brooklyn Law School and his B.S. from SUNY at Buffalo. Mr. Levy is a member of the bar in Pennsylvania, New York, and the District of Columbia. He currently serves on the Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) as well as on the Rights Protection Mechanisms Review Working Group at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Jacqueline Lesser Esq.

Ms. Lesser is a partner in the Intellectual Property group at Ice Miller, LLP.  Based in Philadelphia, Ms. Lesser is ranked among the leading U.S. trademark professionals.  She litigates trademark and trade dress disputes U.S. federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”).  In addition to her litigation practice, she has handled U.S. and global brand enforcement for a range of companies, and  provides counsel on all aspects of U.S. and international trademark protection, from clearance to procurement, licensing and distribution. Ms. Lesser received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New York bars, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the International Trademark Association, and ECTA. Ms. Lesser is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Seventh and Tenth and Federal Circuits; and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York

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