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Alt Legal Webinar Cultural Currents: Top trademark issues from 2023

Alt Legal Team | November 01, 2023
2 min read

This webinar was recorded on December 14, 2023.

This year has been another exciting, high-profile year for the trademark world. Top celebrities and brands—from Lizzo to Aaron Judge and from Jack Daniels to Hermès—have been testing their trademark might. Key cases have redefined the parameters of intellectual property protection and have revolved around everything from the reach of the Lanham Act to the role of parody. In this webinar where Lombard, Geliebter & Cohen partner Sarah Cohen walks you through the top trademark decisions of 2023 and provides an overview of what to watch for in 2024, too. In particular, she discusses:

  • Parody, free speech, and trademarks
  • Extraterritoriality findings in Abitron v. Hetronic
  • Proving and preventing genericide
  • Protecting celebrity catchphrases

View the webinar recording here (free registration required.)

Download presentation materials here.


Sarah Cohen, Partner at Lombard Geliebter & Cohen
Sarah I. Cohen is Partner at Lombard Geliebter & Cohen LLP. Sarah’s practice focuses on intellectual property protection and transactions. She counsels clients on all aspects of global brand protection and enforcement, licensing and other intellectual property agreements, and she negotiates license agreements for various transactional matters. Sarah works with an extensive network of counsel outside of the U.S. on International intellectual property matters. Sarah has worked with start ups and International companies in various industries to develop and maintain intellectual property portfolios.


Featuring: Arlo, Sarah’s cat

Arlo is very passionate about current events in the trademark world and wanted to make sure everyone knew how he felt! He had some very important commentary to add during Sarah’s presentation.

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