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Steve Wadyka Presents at the 2017 ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oct. 17, 2017 – Steven J. Wadyka, Jr., shareholder in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, presented at “Hitting the Jackpot in Entertainment and Sports Law,” the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries 2017 Annual Meeting, Oct. 5-8, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Wadyka participated in two panel discussions. The first, titled, “Around the World In 80 Minutes – Everything you need to know about the state of IP law and rights in the Americas, the European Union, and Asia,” included discussion on pending international agreements and legislation, as well as hot topics and issues that practitioners should be aware of. The panelists also delved into possible legal and business implications that these developments may have on the entertainment and sports industries and its players looking to do business in the United States and abroad. Mr. Wadyka addressed the recent developments in the European Union and their impact on content creators and sports figures. The second panel, titled, “Hot Trademark and Advertising Issues in the Entertainment and Sports Industries,” had speakers examine and discuss the latest cases and hottest issues in the entertainment and sports industries, including the latest developments in social media advertising. Mr. Wadyka addressed the recent court decisions where First Amendment issues posed obstacles to protecting and enforcing trademark rights.

Mr. Wadyka focuses his practice on the protection, enforcement, and defense of intellectual property rights. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, trademark dilution, false advertising, anti-counterfeiting, and unfair competition litigation in federal courts throughout the United States. His clients include major multinational brand owners from a variety of industries, such as consumer products, financial services, footwear and apparel, furniture, toys and games, food and beverages, information technology, media, telecommunications, energy, sports, and entertainment.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice

With more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark and Information Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2017 “Best Law Firms Rankings.”

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.