Virtual Team Meeting

EVENTS

Join us for a timely discussion with two very knowledgeable attorneys about trademarks in sports--from the Winter Olympics to "The Big Game" to March Madness(r) 

Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance presents

Winning Trademarks - Protecting Your Sporting Event

A Chat with Matthew Kelly, Douglas Masters, and James Aquiline

The combination of sports and trademarks promised to be a lively discussion.  Doug Masters of the Loeb & Loeb firm helps brand owners, sports leagues, athletes and advertisers protect and leverage their branding, marketing and other IP assets.  James Aquilina from the firm of Quarles & Brady is widely recognized in the field of U.S. design law, which regards the intersection of design patents, trade dress, and copyrights in useful articles.  Both attorneys share their own stories, interesting trademarks in sports, and issues of acquiring and protecting sports marks.  Learn about famous marks associated with top sporting events and athletes as well as the changing landscape as rights of personality and trademark apply to college (and high school?) athletes as well as professional athletes.  

This event will be ONLINE on Tuesday, 15 March 2022, from 3-4 p.m.  Click on the Registration button below to register.  There is no charge.  

Speakers:

Matthew Kelly, Moderator; President, Chief IP Counsel, LLC.  


Douglas Masters - Attorney at Loeb & Loeb; litigates and counsels clients primarily in the areas of intellectual property, advertising and unfair competition. He helps brand owners, sports leagues, athletes and advertisers protect and leverage their branding, marketing and other IP assets

James Aquilina - Attorney at Quarles & Brady; regularly counsels clients in the areas of utility and design patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, with emphases on rights procurement, portfolio development and management, rights enforcement, and licensing