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Potomac D, 4-6


105 CLE Minutes


Moderator: David Franklyn, McCarthy Institute, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Phoenix, AZ

Recent Law and Trends on Social Media and Influencers, including Potential Liability for Embedding Content, and Product Endorsements.
Nancy Mertzel, Mertzel Law PLLC, New York, NY

Discussion of NFT's, and the IP Aspects Thereof
Megan Banningan, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLC, New York, NY

Licensing and Disputes Related to NFTs; Tips for Structuring Licensing Deals; Mirimax v. Quentin Tarantino and Other Significant Cases
Matthew Wagner, PDC Brands, Stamford, CT


  • Franklyn, David

    Golden Gate University | Professor of Law

    David Franklyn is a prominent law professor who is considered one of the nation's preeminent experts on intellectual property and technology law. He joined the faculty of Golden Gate University in 2018.
  • Mertzel, Nancy J.

    Mertzel Law PLLC | Principal and Founder

    Nancy Mertzel has more than 25 years of experience protecting brand names, products, content and technology. Nancy's broad litigation experience includes numerous copyright, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition and trade secret disputes. She regularly litigates matters involving source code and technology, and has successfully handled cutting edge cases involving the scope of copyright protection in source code and data. For example, on behalf of a leading bank and big box retailer, she successfully defeated a claim of copyright in numbers. She also handles trademark infringement cases, "failed systems" disputes between developers and licensees, trade secret cases involving software, entertainment industry disputes, and recovery of domain names.
  • Manoukian, Minelli

    Center for Art Law | Executive Director

    Minelli Manoukian, Esq. is the Executive Director of the Center for Art Law. There, she manages the daily operations including editing and reviewing articles and the Center’s monthly newsletter, planning and coordinating events, along with training and supervising interns and fellows. Ms. Manoukian has been an attorney since September 2020 and, outside of her legal career, she enjoys moonlighting as a visual artist and performer in her spare time.
  • Banningan, Megan K.

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Partner

    Megan K. Bannigan is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, based in New York, focusing on trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, false advertising, design patents, rights of publicity, licensing and other contractual disputes. Ms. Bannigan has extensive trial experience, as well as experience representing clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the International Trade Commission. Recognized by Chambers USA, World Trademark Review, Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS, The Legal 500 and Law360 as a top trademark attorney and rising star, she is known for “translat[ing] complex legal issues into clear pragmatic legal advice.”