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Ramsey, Lisa

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Presentations and Conferences

  • Participant at Trademark Scholars Roundtable at Stanford Law School (February 28, 2020)
  • "Using Trademark Law's Failure to Function Doctrine to Promote Competition and Free Expression" as presenter at 2020 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium at Santa Clara University School of Law (February 8, 2020)
  • "Protectable Trademark Subject Matter in Common Law Countries and the Problem with Flexibility" as presenter at Faculty Colloquium at University of San Diego School of Law (September 20, 2019)
  • "Protectable Trademark Subject Matter in Common Law Countries and the Problem with Flexibility" as presenter at 38th Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) at Vanderbilt Law School (August 27, 2019)
  • "Tenth Annual Lindley Law & Comics Panel" as moderator at at San Diego Central Library (with Jonathan Maberry, Stu Rees, and Rob Salkowitz) (July 16, 2019)
  • "Understanding Consumer and Brand Owner Reactions to Fan Works" as panelist at International Trademark Association Annual Meeting at (May 20, 2019)
  • Participant at Trademark Scholars Roundtable at Harvard Law School (April 12, 2019)
  • "And Now For Something Completely Different: What You Need to Know About Non-Traditional Trademarks" as presenter at California Lawyers Association's "Trademark Office Comes to California" program at (April 2, 2019)
  • "Protectable Trademark Subject Matter in Common Law Countries and the Problem with Flexibility" as presenter at ighth Annual International Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable at Florida State University College of Law (March 8, 2019)
  • "Protectable Trademark Subject Matter in Common Law Countries and the Problem with Flexibility" as presenter at 2019 Works-In-Progress Intellectual PropertyColloquium at University of Houston Law Center (February 9, 2019)
  • "Resolving Conflicts Between Trademark Laws and Free Expression in the United States and Europe" as presenter at Annual Guest of Honor Lecture at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies Summer School at University of Strasbourg (July 10, 2018)
  • "Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law afterMatal v. Tam" as presenter at University of Houston Law Center's IPIL National Conference on Trademark Law at (June 2, 2018)
  • "Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law afterMatal v. Tam" as presenter at at Law Offices of Procopio (May 29, 2018)
  • "Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law afterMatal v. Tam" as presenter at Trademark Scholars Symposium at International Trademark Association Annual Meeting (May 22, 2018)
  • "Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law afterMatal v. Tam" as presenter at Faculty Colloquium at University of San Diego School of Law (May 11, 2018)
  • Commentator at Seventh Annual International Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable at Duke Law School (April 26, 2018)
  • Participant at Trademark Scholars Roundtable at Notre Dame Law School (Chicago campus) (April 12, 2018)
  • "Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law afterMatal v. Tam" as presenter at IP Speaker Series at Loyola Law School (April 9, 2018)
  • "Non-Traditional Trademarks and Inherently Valuable Expression" as presenter at 16th Annual Recent Developments in IP Law and Policy Conference at Golden Gate University School of Law (February 23, 2018)
  • "Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law afterMatal v. Tam" as presenter at IP in the Trees Workshop at Lewis and Clark Law School (February 15, 2018)
  • "Non-Traditional Trademarks and Inherently Valuable Expression" as presenter at at NYU Law School (April 1, 2017)
  • Participant at Trademark Scholars Roundtable at Chicago-Kent College of Law (March 1, 2017)
  • "Non-Traditional Trademarks and Inherently Valuable Expression" as presenter at The Protection of Non-Traditional Marks: Critical Perspectives Roundtable at Singapore Management University (2017)
  • "A Free Speech Right to Trademark Protection?" as presenter at Intellectual Property Colloquium at Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington (November 1, 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)

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