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The MSBA's Computer & Technology Law Section and Communications Law Section Present:


"Hey, Somebody is Using My Trademark as a Twitter Handle!! -- Strategies and Tactics for Safeguarding Intellectual Property Across Social Media Networks"

Social media has connected us to each other and the world in ways and through means not even contemplated by prior generations. For all of the benefits that social media has brought to businesses and innovative people, social media has created new and difficult challenges and threats to the intellectual property of business owners and inventers. In this presentation, our speaker will discuss the state of the challenges and threats and provide practical advice on how to monitor and manage IP in this age of social media.


Patrick J. Gallagher  is a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.'s Intellectual Property & Technology Department. Patrick assists clients of all sizes and in a wide variety of industries register and protect intellectual property, with a particular concentration on trademarks and copyrights. He helps clients navigate IP protection across social media platforms and through more traditional venues and avenues (such as navigating the registration process before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and handling enforcement proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in federal court). He also counsels clients concerning domestic and international trademark portfolio management. He has been an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, teaching a trademark litigation course for several semesters. He was named a Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2006-2009 and named to the list of “The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers” in 2011 and 2012. His twitter handle is: @PaddyG_IPLawyer.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for
Event Code: 177416



Date:   Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402

The Computer & Technology Law Section Council will meet at 11:30 a.m., follow by lunch and CLE at Noon.


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not CTLS or Communications Law Section Members):  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate this option under the "Teleconferencing and Dietary" link when you register online or contact Tram Nguyen by April 7. Teleconferencing information will be emailed on April 8.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336.