05/10: Copyright and Trademark

May 10, 2021 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time


90 minutes

Concurrent Session Two:
Copyright and Trademark

Moderator: Jeffrey Samuels, Sausalito, CA

  • Fan Fiction and IP Rights - Dale Nelson, Donaldson + Califf, LLP, Culver City, CA
  • First Amendment Challenges to Trademark Laws after Tam and Brunetti - Lisa Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA
  • Failure to Function, Aesthetically Functional, and Merely Ornamental Went Into a Bar…. A new attack on questionable trademarks? - Sean Garrison, Bacal & Garrison Law Group, Scottsdale, AZ


  • Lisa Ramsey200 Ramsey, Lisa

    University of San Diego School of Law | Professor

    Professor Lisa Ramsey teaches intellectual property classes at the University of San Diego School of Law and is an expert on trademark law. Before joining the USD law faculty, she was an intellectual property litigator at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich in San Diego.
  • Samuels-Jeffrey-200 Samuels, Jeffrey

    The University of Akron School of Law | Professor Emeritus

    Mr. Samuels is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Akron School of Law. Mr. Samuels currently serves as an expert witness and consultant in trademark matters and as a panelist under various domain name dispute procedures.
  • Nelson-200 Nelson, Dale

    Donaldson + Callif | Partner

    Dale is a partner at Donaldson + Callif, a boutique firm that specializes in documentary and independent film production, clearance and fair use, championing the free speech rights of filmmakers, podcasters and other artists to tell their stories, their way.
  • Garrison-200 Garrison, Sean

    Bacal & Garrison Law Group | Partner

    Sean Garrison is a named partner with Bacal & Garrison Law Group, a Scottsdale, Arizona law firm that focuses in the areas of trademark and copyright law.