McCarthy Institute Convenes Leading Trademark Experts

Posted Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:29

USF’s McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation presented its seventh annual symposium, “Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2017,” on Feb. 17 at the Amazon campus in Seattle.

The conference, organized by Professor and McCarthy Institute Director David Franklyn, brought together brand owners, trademark attorneys, and public policymakers who faced off on the most pressing and current issues in trademark law.

Keynote speakers included Joe Ferretti, vice president and chief counsel for global trademarks at PepsiCo, Inc. and president of the International Trademark Association, as well as Maria Renz, vice president and technical advisor to the CEO at Amazon.

“The McCarthy Symposium was an excellent opportunity to hear about current concerns and developments in the industry, as well as meet the movers and shakers in the industry,” said Jeffrey Hughes 3L, who intends to practice trademark and copyright law after graduating. “I cultivated relationships that will certainly help me get jobs or business in the future.”