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Intellectual Property Law

“IP In The Trees” Workshop: Professor Ramsey “Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law After ‘Matal v. Tam’”

Date: 12:10pm - 1:30pm PDT March 15, 2018 Location: Erskine B. Wood Hall

Erskine B. Wood Hall

Lisa Ramsey is the class of 1975 Endowed Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she is a founding member of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Markets.  She teaches and writes in the areas of trademark law, intellectual property, and international intellectual property.  Her recent major publications include Non-Traditional Trademarks and Inherently Valuable Expression in The Protection of Non-Traditional marks: Critical Perspectives (Irene Calboli & Martin Senftleben eds., forthcoming Oxford University Press 2018); A Free Speech Right to Trademark Protection?, 106 Trademark Reporter 797 (2016); Reconciling Trademark Rights and Free Expression Locally and Globally, in International Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research 341 (Daniel Gervais ed. 2016); Mechanisms for Limiting Trade Mark Rights to Further Competition and Free Speech, 44 International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 671 (2013) (with Jens Schovsbo); and Free Speech and International Obligations to Protect Trademarks, 35 Yale Journal of International Law 405 (2010). 

Before joining the University of San Diego law faculty, Professor Ramsey was an intellectual property litigator for several years in San Diego, California. 

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