Speaking Engagements

Rod spoke at the Annual Meeting of the NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section on April 11, 2003. Rod's paper, "Victor/Victoria: The Changing Face Of Trademark Dilution", addressed the present and future of federal dilution law.

Rod co-chaired and designed the curriculum for the INTA Trademark Dilution Forum 2003, a two-day advanced-level seminar that took place in Washington, DC on March 6 and 7, 2003.

During 2001 and 2002, Rod spoke at series of seminars sponsored by the ABA Intellectual Property Section entitled Practical Tips On Trademark Litigation, held at four locations around the country. Rod's topic was "Use Of Surveys And Survey Experts In Trademark Litigation: Strategy and Tactics For The Litigator." Among the national panel of more than a dozen speakers, Rod received the highest speaker ratings from attendees at all four sessions.

In October 2000, Rod spoke at a seminar entitled Doing Business Online: Marketing & Transactional Issues, sponsored by Law Seminars International in Charlotte, NC. Click here to read Rod's paper, "Intellectual Property Issues Inherent In Online Commerce: Traditional Trademark Law Meets The New World Of Domain Names, Metatags, And Search Engine Keywords."

In previous years, Rod has spoken at or moderated a wide variety of seminars, including:

  • "Lying, Cheating and Stealing To Get Ahead: Business Litigation In An Era Of Explosive Growth And Competition," Greensboro, NC, January 1998, sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Foundation.

  • "Practice Pointers For Avoiding And Trying Trade Regulation Cases," Greensboro, NC, March 1995, sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Foundation. Click here to read Rod's paper, "Effective Use Of Discovery In Trade Regulation Cases: Proving (Or Contesting) Market Power Claims."

  • "Current Issues Facing Corporate Counsel," the Annual Meeting of the NCBA Corporate Counsel Section, Southern Pines, NC, May 1994. Click here to read Rod's paper, "Identifying Potential Antitrust Issues."

  • "N.C.G.S. § 75-1.1 After Twenty-Five Years: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly," the Annual Meeting of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Section, Greensboro, NC, March 1994.

  • "Antitrust and Unfair Trade Practices," Research Triangle Park, NC, April 1989, sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Foundation.

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