When Can a Trademark Owner Take Action for Unauthorized Use of its Trademark Online?

Thomas J. Mihill
Thomas J. Mihill
Stites & Harbison PLLC

TJ Mihill is a Member in the firm's Atlanta office where his practice focuses on intellectual property, business law and litigation, construction, fiduciary law, and estate and probate matters. TJ is experienced in arbitration, mediation and negotiation as well as traditional litigation.

Julie R. Comer
Julie R. Comer
Stites & Harbison PLLC

Julie Comer is an attorney in the firm's Atlanta office where she is a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. Her practice focuses on business law and litigation, intellectual property, product liability, construction, professional liability, insurance defense, and estate and probate matters.

Live Video-Broadcast: July 29, 2022

When Can a Trademark Owner Take Action for Unauthorized Use of its Trademark Online?

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

This CLE program will cover a Trademark owner’s rights and methods of protection for use of its marks online. This program will look at what on-line uses constitute infringement and what the Mark owner can do to combat such infringement. We will also address on-line uses that do not constitute infringement and what, if anything, Mark owners can do with regard to such uses.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Overview of trademarks and infringement generally
  • Use of Marks in third-party websites, blogs, or social media
  • Use of Marks in keyword searches or targeted advertising
  • Remedies for online infringement

Date / Time: July 29, 2022

  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Eastern
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Central
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Mountain
  • 9:00 am – 11:10 am Pacific

 

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Thomas-J.-Mihill_Stites-&-Harbison-PLLC_myLawCLEThomas J. Mihill | Stites & Harbison PLLC

TJ Mihill is a Member in the firm’s Atlanta office where his practice focuses on intellectual property, business law and litigation, construction, fiduciary law, and estate and probate matters. TJ is experienced in arbitration, mediation and negotiation as well as traditional litigation. As a licensed neutral, he has mediated over 150 cases. He is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group.

TJ represents individuals and corporations in the registration of copyrights and trademarks, as well as handling trademark and copyright infringement claims, trade secret violations, and cybersquatting actions. He is particularly active in internet and video game law. In addition to representing video game designers and game design companies, TJ has litigated infringement actions in state and federal courts on behalf of authors, artists, and musicians. He also represents clients in licensing and royalty disputes.

TJ represents clients in litigation, mediation, and arbitration at the state and federal level, both throughout Georgia and nationwide. His practice covers a wide variety of business litigation issues, including actions to enforce or defend against restrictive covenants, professional liability, shareholder disputes, and various breach of contract, tort, and fraud actions. TJ also practices in the area of real property law with experience in premises liability actions, easement issues, and commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes.

Additionally, TJ represents contractors, subcontractors, and property owners in construction disputes, including actions relating to mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens. He has handled numerous defective construction claims from initial compliance with the Georgia Right to Repair Act through arbitration or trial.

 

Julie-R.-Comer_Stites-&-Harbison-PLLC_myLawCLEJulie R. Comer | Stites & Harbison PLLC

Julie Comer is an attorney in the firm’s Atlanta office where she is a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. Her practice focuses on business law and litigation, intellectual property, product liability, construction, professional liability, insurance defense, and estate and probate matters.

Julie represents individual and business clients in litigation, mediation, and arbitration at the state and federal level, both throughout Georgia and nationwide. Her practice covers a wide variety of litigation issues, including shareholder and complex business disputes, employment matters, construction disputes, trademark and copyright infringement, and various breach of contract, tort, and fraud actions. She also advises corporate leaders on corporate governance, compliance, and strategic planning.

Julie also represents governmental entities and officials, individuals, and businesses against a variety of claims, including violation of civil rights, automobile accidents, premises liability, and insurance disputes.

Her experience includes all phases of litigation from inception of a case through resolution. She is also skilled in conducting thorough pre-suit investigations and discovery for matters not yet set for trial.

Agenda

I. Overview of trademarks and infringement generally | 12:00pm – 12:30pm
II. Use of Marks in third-party websites, blogs, or social media | 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm

III. Use of Marks in keyword searches or targeted advertising | 1:10pm – 1:40pm
IV. Remedies for online infringement | 1:40pm – 2:10pm