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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Lanham Act 75th Anniversary Celebration, June 17-18 (8 Hours FREE CLE)

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On July 5, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the Lanham Trademark Act, the law that guides and informs so much of the work intellectual property lawyers do every day to protect consumers as well as the brands and reputations of American businesses in Texas, in this country and around the globe.  
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Lanham Act.  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. Click here to see the program flyer.
This event, which will be held virtually on June 17-18 and includes 8 hours of FREE CLE, is an opportunity to learn about Fritz Lanham of Fort Worth, the history of the Lanham Act, and the important role that the act plays in protecting American businesses and consumers. MCLE credit is approved for Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  All other states are pending approval.
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 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, and Jennifer McDowell of the International Trademark Association.
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.
The USPTO and Texas State Bar’s IP Section hope you will be able to attend this special 75th Anniversary Celebration of Lanham Act.