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75th Anniversary Celebration of Lanham Trademark Act

June 11, 2021

The State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Section and the USPTO hope you will be able to attend a special 75th Anniversary Celebration of Lanham Act being held virtually June 17-18, 2021. Use the links below to register and view the program brochure.

The Lanham Trademark Act:
Honoring Texas Congressman Fritz G. Lanham (1880 – 1965)

June 17-18, 2021
8 hours of FREE MCLE credit, including 0.5 hours ethics

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To celebrate this milestone in American trademark law, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are hosting a special two-day event to celebrate the 75th anniversary and to honor Texas Congressman Fritz G. Lanham, the father of the Lanham Act.

This event, which will be held virtually on June 17-18 and includes eight hours of FREE CLE, is an opportunity to learn about Fritz Lanham, the history of the Lanham Act, and the important role that the act plays in protecting American businesses and consumers.

This program will feature a blockbuster all-women panel who will provide a fascinating, entertaining, and thought-provoking discussion about strategies for success in the world of intellectual property law. Moderated by Molly Buck Richard, the panel includes Lisa Blatt, who argued the Bookings.com case before the United States Supreme Court; Dorian Daley, general counsel of Oracle; former Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison; Michelle Lee, vice president of Amazon Web Services; Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; and Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter.

Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder will provide the keynote address. The program will also include special remarks from Congresswoman Kay Granger of Texas, Chief Judge Gerard Rogers of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Jennifer McDowell of the International Trademark Association, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.

The program will conclude with the world premiere of the “75 Years of the Lanham Act,” a documentary film by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and based on the book “Fritz Garland Lanham: The Father of American Trademark Protection” by Texas attorney Joe Cleveland.

The Texas Intellectual Property Law Foundation commissioned a beautiful commemorative limited edition book about this important milestone in trademark protection with all proceeds funding a scholarship program in Congressman Lanham’s honor. Due to the book’s limited edition, you are encouraged to pre-purchase the book now to distribute to your team, colleagues, and clients. To order your copy now, please go to www.lanham75.org. Books will be shipped out after they are printed, which is scheduled for June 2021, just in time for the 75th Anniversary celebration.