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Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators Reception
New York City

Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators Panel & Reception: From Creation to Console – Understanding IP in a Video Game World

Trademarks play a part in every aspect of the video game development process. From creation to console, developers, content owners and brands must contend with a host of issues – ranging from clearance and permissions issues, to publicity rights and endorsement concerns, to licensing, merchandising and enforcement. Join our panelists for a discussion on the various legal issues that arise during the life cycle of a video game. Our panelists will also share their experiences and insights on how they got their start in this exciting field and how they successfully navigated their first years of IP practice. 


Who can attend:
Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators with less than five years of professional experience. 

Monday, September 25, 2017


The program starts at 6:00. Please arrive at 5:45 pm to allow for registration. 


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 55 5th Avenue New York, New York 10003 ​


6:00 pm Welcome and Introduction of the Co-hosting Organizations
6:15 pm Panel Discussion: From Creation to Console – Understanding Trademark Issues in a Video Game World 

Kimberly M. Maynard, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Conal Berberich, Associate Counsel, NHL Enterprises, L.P.
Chris Hamilton, Director & IP Counsel, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Ma'idah Lashani, Associate, Morrison & Lee LLP

7:30 pm  Reception with Refreshments 

CLE Credit: 1.0 Hour of New York CLE Credit will be requested.

Co-hosting firms: 
Baker McKenzie
Davis Wright Tremaine
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Haynes and Boone

Please RSVP via the “RSVP TODAY!” button no later than Friday, September 15, 2017. In addition to this, please send an email to to let us know how long you have been active in the area of IP and provide us with one or two questions addressed to the panelists.  

The event is free of charge and space is limited. Please RSVP only if you are certain that you will actually be able to attend. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by email.