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​​CLE Meetings

 

Noon CLE meetings are typically held at the Belo Mansion on the fourth Thursday of every month (with some exceptions).  

For in person/live meetings, the members usually participate in a pre-meeting network activity 30 minutes before the CLE presentation begins.

We also host periodic breakfast CLE roundtable discussions at a North Dallas location on important IP topics.

Officers and Directors 

Year 2024

          Megan Hoyt - Chair

Justin Cohen - Vice Chair

John Tower - Secretary

Kirby Drake - Treasurer

Dyan House (Immediate Past-Chair)

Counsel Members:

    Tim Dyll

    Matt Acosta

    Niky Bagley

    Stephanie Sivinski

    Marylauren Ilagan

    Craig Carpenter

    Jeff Becker

    Scott Harper

    Ozz Siddiq

    Srini Chakravarthi

"Recent Developments

at the ITC"

February 22, 2024 

4-5pm Network Reception 

5-6pm CLE (Credit: 1.00 hr)

The DBA IP Section hosted distinguished guests from the ITC for an evening networking reception and panel discussion, including: 

   Hon. MaryJoan McNamara,     

            Administrative Law Judge

   Erin Joffre, Chief of Staff to ITC 

             Chairman 

    Margaret MacDonald – Director, ITC

              Office of Unfair Import

              Investigations.  

The panel discussion was moderated by Terry Wikberg, Holland & Knight LLP.

A networking reception was held at the Arts District Mansion from 4pm to 5pm on Feb. 22, 2024 with Guest Speakers (cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were served)

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March 28, 2024 (Noon ADM, In Person)

"The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board from January 2023 to Date

Presenter: John Cone, Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC

The presentation will discuss decisions of the TTAB in both ex parte and inter partes proceedings on issues including priority of rights, distinctiveness of marks, likelihood of confusion, cancellation of registrations based on fraud and failure to function as a trademark.

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