5/17 - Concurrent Track 2 - Copyright-Trademarks

May 17, 2022 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM


Crescent City Ballroom


105 CLE Minutes

Banksy and Privacy Around the World – Can a Trademark be a Substitute for Copyright?

Moderator: Professor Wayne Ronald Gard, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Cancellation Actions Against Banksy Marks - Monkey with Sandwich Board and Flower Thrower
Samuel Eichner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, New York, NY

Intersection of Trademarks and Copyrights and Other IP rights
Stephanie Schmidt, Norton Rose Fulbright, Austin, TX

GDPR Prevents Finding Website Owners: the Tension Between the Right to Privacy and the Interference in Protecting IP Rights
Erik Combs, Pirkey Barber, Austin, TX



  • Gard, W. Ron

    Law School at Tulane University | Professor

    W. Ron Gard is a Professor of Practice in the School of Liberal Arts and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Law School at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as an attorney in New York. In addition to teaching at Tulane, he is a non-resident fellow at Stanford Law School. He holds a J.D./PhD from the University of Arizona, where he specialized in the intersection of law, economics, and culture.
  • Schmidt, Stephanie

    Norton Rose Fulbright | Associate

    Stephanie practices in Austin, Texas in the Intellectual Property Brands group at Norton Rose Fulbright. Stephanie earned her B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern California and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Her practice focuses primarily on trademark and copyright matters, including counseling clients on selecting and clearing trademarks, prosecuting applications for trademark registrations before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and internationally, developing and policing trademark portfolios, and preparing licensing agreements.
  • Erik Combs

    Pirkey Barber PLLC | Associate

    Erik Combs focuses his practice on trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law.