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Ramsey, Lisa

Chapters of Books or Articles within Books

  • Non-Traditional Trademarks and Inherently Valuable Expression” in The Protection of Non-Traditional Marks: Critical Perspectives (Irene Calboli , and Martin Senftleben, eds.) (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018)
  • “Reconciling Trademark Rights and Free Expression Locally and Globally” in International Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research p.341 (Gervais, ed.) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015)
  • First Amendment Limitations on Trademark Rights” in Intellectual Property and Information Wealth: Issues and Practices in the Digital Age (Yu, ed.) (Praeger, 2006)
  • “Non-Traditional Trademarks and Inherently Valuable Expression” in The Protection of Non-Traditional Marks: Crititcal Perspectives (Irene Calboli, and Martin Senftleben, eds.) (Oxford University Press, forthcoming )

Journal Articles

Presentations and Conferences

  • "Non-Traditional Trademarks and Inherently Valuable Expression" as presenter and presenter at 16th Annual Recent Developments in IP Law and Policy Conference at Golden Gate University School of LAw (February 23, 2018)
  • "Nontraditional Trademarks and Inherently Valuable Expression " as presenter at NYU Law School (April 2017)
  • Participant at Trademark Scholars Roundtable at Chicago-Kent College of Law (March 2017)
  • "Nontraditional Trademarks and Inherently Valuable Expression " as presenter at The Protection of Non-Traditional Marks: Critical Perspectives Roundtable at Singapore Management University (January 2017)
  • "A Free Speech Right to Trademark Protection? " as presenter at Intellectual Property Colloquium at Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington (November 2016)
  • Commentator at 4th Annual Trademark Works-in-Progress Colloquium at American University (November 13, 2015)
  • "Trademarking Everything? Why Brands Should Care About Limits on Trademark Rights" as presenter at Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable at Texas A&M School of Law (October 10, 2015)
  • "Trademark Everything? Why Brands Should Care About Limits on Trademark Rights" as presenter at Works-In-Progress Intellectual Property Law Colloquium at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (February 6, 2015)
  • "Free Speech, Competition, and the Structure of Trademark Law" as presenter at Fourteenth Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at Boalt School of Law at University of California Berkeley (August 8, 2014)
  • "Free Speech, Competition, and the Structure of Trademark Law" as presenter at Third International Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable at DePaul University College of Law (May 1, 2014)
  • "Reconciling Trademark Rights and Free Speech Locally and Globally" as presenter at Junior Faculty Workshop at University of San Diego School of Law (February 3, 2014)