The 10th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium April 11-12, 2019

The 10th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium will be held 4/11-4/12/19 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, 5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819.

For reservations under our room block, please use the following link: https://res.windsurfercrs.com/ibe/details.aspx?propertyid=14841&nights=1&checkin=04/11/2019&group=GPPG4A1 or contact the Loews Reservation Center at 833-243-4727. Please mention our Group: The Florida Bar and Meeting: Business Law Section-10th Annual Intellectual Property Symposium to get the group rate of $249/night.

Our Lunch Keynote Speaker on Friday April 12, 2019 is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison. See link for Ms. Denison’s biography: https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/executive-biographies/mary-boney-denison

Our Dinner Speaker on Thursday, April 11, 2019 is Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Administrative Judge George C. Pologeorgis.

I hope you can join me in Orlando for this great event. Stay tuned for details on our panel topics and how to register. Please save the date!

Sincerely,
Michele

10th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium

The 10th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium will take place April 11-12, 2019 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, 5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819.

For room reservations, please use the following link: https://res.windsurfercrs.com/ibe/details.aspx?propertyid=14841&nights=1&checkin=04/11/2019&group=GPPG4A1 or call the Loews Reservation Center at 833-243-4727. Please mention our Group: The Florida Bar and our Meeting: Business Law Section-10th Annual Intellectual Property Symposium to get our group rate of $249/night.

Our room block is limited, please make reservations as soon as possible. More details about the program, will be provided as they become available. We hope you can make it to Orlando for this event!

10th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium

The 10th Annual Florida Bar IP Symposium will be held April 11th and 12th, 2019, at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, 5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819.

For reservations under our room block, please contact the Loews Reservation Center at 833-243-4727. Please mention our Group: The Florida Bar and Meeting: Business Law Section-10th Annual Intellectual Property Symposium to get the group rate of $249/night.

Legislative Update for 9/1 Committee Meeting

Thanks to the efforts of Dineen Wasylik, progress has been made on the revisions to the Florida trademark statute. Copies of the draft bill, the white paper, and the comparison of the draft to the statute, may be downloaded here.

This will be discussed at Saturday’s Committee meeting.

Draft bill:

https://www.ipcommittee.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Trademark-Draft-Bill-v2.docx

White paper:

https://www.ipcommittee.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Trademark-Draft-Bill-White-Paper.docx

Bill comparison:

https://www.ipcommittee.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Comparison-of-State-Statute-to-CFR-2017.doc

9/1 Committee Meeting @ Business Law Section Retreat, Bonita Springs

The IP Committee will meet on Saturday, September 1st, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Business Law Section Retreat. The agenda for the meeting and minutes from the last meeting may be downloaded here.

A conference line has been arranged for those members who wish to participate in the meeting, but who are unable to make it to Bonita Springs. Please e-mail Sam Lewis or Terry Sanks if you plan to attend the meeting by telephone.