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Navigating the Minefield of Trademark Protection in China

On October 30, 2012 Daniel Chow spoke about common mistakes that multinational companies (MNCs) repeatedly make protecting their brands and trademarks in China. The presentation used various examples to demonstrate why MNCs make costly mistakes that result in serious business losses. Many of these mistakes can be traced to the stubborn tendency of MNCs to underestimate the importance of issues of language and culture in doing business in China.

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15th Annual Niro Distinguished IP Lecture

"How to Retain Patent Enforcement While Reforming It – Judges and Counsel Should Manage Infringement Suits, not Congress"

Honorable Paul R Michel(Ret.)
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Commentator, Honorable James F Holderman
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

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The Visual Artist's Rights Act, Copyright and Conceptual Art: Creating and Protecting Art after Chapman Kelley v. Chicago Park District.

On June 13, 2013, The Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) and The Chicago Bar Association Media and Entertainment Committee presented “The Visual Artist’s Rights Act, Copyright and Conceptual Art: Creating and Protecting Art After Chapman Kelley v. Chicago Park District” which featured Artist Chapman Kelley and Founding Director of CIPLIT, Professor Roberta K​wall.

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Restitution and Repatriation: Expectations and Reality

On October 29, 2012, world-renowned historian Lynn Nicholas delivered the keynote address entitled “Restitution and Repatriation: Expectations and Reality." Mrs. Nicholas is the author of The Rape of Europa, a groundbreaking history of the looting of art works during World War II that has become the fundamental account of this era. Her work exemplifies the best of historical research with relevance to restitutionary justice for victims of the Holocaust.

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Arts Law Colloquium Series with Jane Levine

On September 21, 2011 Jane A. Levine spoke to students and attorneys at DePaul University College of Law and discussed her typical day as the Director of Compliance and Senior Vice President for Sotheby’s. Ms. Levine shared her experience with issues of regulatory enforcement, breach investigation, compliance monitoring, and substantive policy areas including, anti-corruption and anti-bribery, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing; data protection and information privacy and security, identity theft prevention, due diligence with respect to provenance, cultural heritage issues, authenticity and title, and the auction process.

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National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition Final Round video

DePaul’s Center for Art Museum & Cultural Heritage Law, Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology and Appellate Moot Court Society and the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) held the second annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition on February 25th and 26th at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago. Established by DePaul and LCCHP in 2010, the competition is the first in the nation to focus entirely on the field of cultural heritage law.

To view the video of the Final Round argument, please click here.

Arts Law Colloquium Series with Jennifer Kreder

On March 9, 2011, Professor Jennifer Kreder discussed the wave of dismissals of claims to Nazi-looted art on technical grounds such that, with few praiseworthy exceptions, the courts of the United States no longer act as beacons of justice for the Holocaust restitution movement.

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Visiting Artist Bernard Maisner Video

On September 13, 2010, Visiting Artist Bernard Maisner, internationally renowned artist, calligrapher and fine stationer, discussed legal issues impacting him as an artist and small businessman with Professor Margit Livingston.

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Patentable Subject Matter After the Supreme Court Bilski Opinion

In Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed limitations on patentable subject matter in the context of a business method invention, analyzing a body of case law in such a way that some say could wrongly call into question the validity of many other patents and types of claims, while others argue it is not restrictive enough. A broad range of members of the patent community studied the decision, seeking to determine its effects on innovation, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. On July 1, 2010, CIPLIT™ and the FCBA hosted a panel of experts who filed briefs in the case who discussed the implications of the opinion.

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Intellectual Property Law and Jewish Law: A Comparative Perspective on Absolutism

In a provocative new book, Duke Law School Professor, David Lange, argues that the language of the First Amendment should be interpreted in absolute terms with heightened deference to the language of the text, as informed by the history of the text’s interpretation and application. He laments the reality that in lieu of this approach, the First Amendment law in the United States has been far more influenced by a balancing oriented ideology.

DePaul Law Professor, Roberta Kwall, builds upon Lange's thesis by showing how the "absolutist" and "balancing" ideologies are reflected respectively in the lawmaking characteristic of Orthodox and Conservative movements.

To view video from this event, please visit the following links: Part 1 and Part 2


Visiting Artist Series (2009)
featuring Jazz Musician, Frank Catalano

Our 2009 Visiting Artist, noted jazz musician Frank Catalano, visited DePaul to discuss his working relationship with his attorney, Gregg Gansmann, and some of the legal issues he has faced in building a performance career in music.

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Or watch the jam session from after the event on Youtube!

Protecting Your Marks In & From the New Top Level Domains

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 12:00pm - 5:00pm, DePaul Center, Room 8005

This half-day seminar took a detailed, practical look at the process by which an applicant becomes a registry for a new top level domain, as well as what a brand owner can do to stop a new top level domain that comes too close to an existing brand.

To watch videos from this event, download them from iTunes here.


Professor Kwall interviewed on Stanford Radio Show

Professor Roberta Kwall was the guest on HERESAY CULTURE, a program on KZSU-FM (Stanford University's radio station). Her interview focused primarily on her forthcoming book, THE SOUL OF CREATIVITY: SHOULD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF A CREATOR'S WORK (Stanford U. Press).

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Hearsay Culture.


Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in the Developing World

Thursday, September 20, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Four DePaul University College of Law institutes and centers—the Health Law Institute, the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology, the Center for Public Interest Law and the International Human Rights Law Institute— hosted a roundtable discussion, cosponsored by MSF, that focused on the issue of access to essential medicines in the developing world. The discussion featured a presentation from MSF addressing the impact of patent rights on public health from the perspective of doctors in the field and responses from a panel of experts representing pharmaceutical industry and legal perspectives.

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Opening Remarks
Honorable Ronald A. Cass
Dr. Buddhima Lokuge
Professor Brook K. Baker
Dr. Sigrid Fry-Revere


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Opening Remarks
Honorable Ronald A. Cass
Dr. Buddhima Lokuge
Professor Brook K. Baker
Dr. Sigrid Fry-Revere

Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

August 9-10, 2007

The IP Scholars Conference brought together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues. The IPSC format is designed to facilitate free-ranging discussion and to help people hone their ideas.

2007 Niro Lecture Video

The 10th Annual Niro Scavone Haller & Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture & Luncheon featuring Peter Drahos, Professor & Director of the Centre for Governance of Knowledge and Development; Head of Program of the Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University.

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SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone

SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving cultural heritage worldwide, recently interviewed DePaul University College of Law Professor Gerstenblith. Gerstenblith spoke to Emily Jateff and offered a concise overview of cultural heritage from a legal perspective. A leading authority on this highly relevant topic, Professor Gerstenblith gave a summary of international and national laws, as well as synopsis on recent cases. She also discussed the practice of cultural property law, aspiring law student's interest in the field, and described the work of The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation.

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Association of Patent Law Firms (APLF) 9th Annual Members Meeting

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Watch the Korea Presentation
Watch the Europe Presentation
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On September 21, 2006, The Association of Patent Law Firms reviewed recent changes in the patent laws of several countries, in addition to the USA and Europe, in which the benefits of patenting internationally are realized. Knowledge of these changes helped formulate an effective patenting strategy to maximize the competitive advantage.

The day also featured an address by the Honorable Elizabeth Laporte, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District California.

Topic: Recent Developments In Intellectual Property Law - A Global Perspective

Evaluating a Country's Patent Potential

  • What is the country's population?
  • Large or wealthy populations may provide bigger potential market size and more lucrative sales
  • Is there a market for the item or technology being patented?
  • Are there competing manufacturers already or likely to be in the market?
  • How strongly are patents enforced?

Six Countries to Consider

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea