10/19 - AM Concurrent Track 2 - Trademark Law and Ethics

October 19, 2023 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM


Potomac D, 4-6

Trademark Law

Moderator: Ukeme Awakessien Jeter, Taft Law, Columbus, OH

Extraterritoriality and the Lanham Act


Speaker: Richard Stockton, Banner Witcoff, Ltd., Chicago, IL


How Many Shades of Grey: An Analysis of Grey Goods


Speaker: Barbara Johnson, Corsearch, Washington, DC


11:00-11:15 AM Break


Ethical Legal Practice in a Hybrid Work Environment


Moderator: Kim Van Voorhis, Nike, Beaverton, OR


Remote, Hybrid, and Decentralized Legal Practice Management in Private Practice


Speaker: Jenae Gureff, Cantor Colburn LLP, Alexandria, VA


Remote, Hybrid, and Decentralized Legal Practice Management in Corporate In-House Teams


Speaker: Eric Silverman, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., San Rafael, CA


  • Gureff, Jenae

    Cantor Coburn LLP | Partner in Charge

    Jenae Gureff is the Partner in Charge of the Cantor Colburn Washington, DC office. She has an extensive foreign practice and counsels international clients in regard to U.S. strategy. Her practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and opinion work related to medical devices and other mechanical technologies. Jenae also maintains a widespread design patent practice.
  • Leitao-Johnson, Barbara


    Bárbara Leitão is an attorney-at-law (Universidade Federal Fluminense) currently taking up post-graduate degree courses on Intellectual Property Law at PUC-Rio and Civil Procedure Law at Universidade Cândido Mendes. Her practice is focused on consultation and litigation involving trademarks, patents, copyright and unfair competition. Bárbara is also collaborator member at the Fashion Law Committee at the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ)
  • Stockton Photo Stockton, Richard

    Banner Witcoff | Attorney

    Richard Stockton is a principal shareholder at Banner Witcoff in Chicago. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a law degree cum laude from the University of Illinois, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy.
  • Van Voorhis, Kim

    Nike | Assistant General Counsel, Global IP LItigation

    Kim is Assistant General Counsel, Global IP Litigation & Director of IP Europe at Nike, Inc. She is a committed IP professional, bringing nearly 20 years of experience litigating, managing portfolios, and providing strategic counseling on all aspects of global intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, design, copyright and trade secrets, in both elite law firm and Fortune 100 corporate settings.
  • Awakessien Jeter, Ukeme

    Taft Stettinius & Hollister | Partner

    Ukeme is a partner in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group, where she focuses on negotiating and structuring intellectual property licenses, options, and related agreements. From startups to major corporations, she helps companies whose core assets are intellectual property and investors who want to invest in them, identify, finance, and monetize the technologies, processes, products, and brands that will create the most value for them.
  • Silverman, Eric E.

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical | Director, Chemistry Intellectual Property Counsel

    Eric E. Silverman, PhD has nearly twenty years of experience in intellectual property. His expertise spans a wide array of intellectual property matters, including patent preparation, prosecution and strategy, trade secret protection, counseling, licensing, and diligence. Eric has counseled clients in a wide array of technologies including pharmaceuticals, industrial chemistry, adhesives, oil and gas, biological testing, food science, and consumer products. Eric is currently a Director, Intellectual Property Counsel at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc in San Rafael CA.