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2018 National Trademark Exposition

July 27, 2018 - July 28, 2018


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the 2018 National Trademark Exposition at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 2018.

As part of the 2018 National Trademark Exposition, at the National Museum of American History, two free continuing legal education (CLE) seminars will be offered to legal professionals:

Who Owns You After You Die – Inside the Estates of Deceased Celebrities

Friday, July 27, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

This seminar will be moderated by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, professional basketball legend, author, and registered trademark owner, and his business manager, Deborah Morales.  Panelists will include Jennifer E. Rothman, a leading expert on right of publicity and Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Priya P. Royal, Royal Law Firm PLLC and former IRS Estate Tax Attorney.

Legal Ethics Seminar – Professional Responsibility and Practice Before the USPTO

Friday, July 27, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

This seminar will be delivered by William R. Covey, United States Patent and Trademark Office Deputy General Counsel and Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED).  OED is responsible for registering attorneys and agents to practice before the USPTO and the presentation will cover a variety of issues, including OED rules, programs and statistics, as well as related case law.


Send an email with your name, bar number, and seminar you wish to attend to [email protected] with “CLE Registration” in the subject line.  Registration is limited to 100 attendees per seminar and closes on July 10.  The USPTO is seeking CLE accreditation for the seminars.


For more information about the 2018 National Trademark Exposition, please visit www.uspto.gov/TMExpo

If you have any questions, please contact the following Exposition team members:

Shana Webster-Trotman                                                      Chrisie King
(571) 272-9698                                                                        (571) 272-9179
[email protected]                                    [email protected]


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