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Minneapolis Shareholders Stephen R. Baird and Alexander J. Kim to Participate in 2020 Midwest IP Institute

MINNEAPOLIS – September 24, 2020 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a sponsor of the 2020 Midwest IP Institute on October 1-2, 2020. Stephen R. Baird and Alexander J. Kim, Intellectual Property and Technology shareholders in the firm’s Minneapolis office, will act as moderators for two sessions during the virtual event. The annual Midwest IP Institute delivers the knowledge and skills necessary for attorneys to stay informed on current industry trends and best practices.

On October 1, Baird will moderate the breakout session, “Navigating Trademark Nominative Fair Use with a 2020 Focus.” The session will discuss how the split among the various Circuit Courts of Appeals has effected IP counsel navigating trademark nominative fair use issues. The program will provide valuable legal insights on this open area of trademark law and offer practical tips from a seasoned panel of in-house counsel from 3M, Target, and, UnitedHealth Group.

Kim will moderate the session, “Design Patents: New Developments and Cost-Effective Strategies for IP Protection,” on October 2. The program will explore the past, present, and future of design patent laws in the U.S. while also focusing on practical strategies that businesses can use to deliver the most cost-effective protection for the business’ innovation and brand.

Baird provides strategic guidance on trademark usage and clearance, branding strategies, domestic and worldwide portfolio management, litigation and enforcement, internet domain name and trademark disputes, licensing, and prosecution. He protects companies’ most important brands and other intellectual property assets by designing efficient, creative, tailored legal strategies to advance their most important business objectives. A prolific blogger and recognized thought leader, for two years in a row Baird has been named the number one author on trademark matters according to JD Supra’s “Readers’ Choice Awards.”

Kim is recognized by Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) Patent 1000 as one of The World’s Leading Patent Professionals and currently serves as the President of the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL). He focuses his practice on matters involving U.S. patent prosecution as well as counseling clients on international patent matters. He has wide-ranging experience in prosecuting patent applications in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He knows how to strategize domestic and international intellectual property rights so that the companies can be positioned to reach their business goals. Kim has a background in physics, chemistry, biophysics, computational biology, and physiology, and deep knowledge across a broad range of technologies and industries.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: With more than 210 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Trademark Law and a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law and Litigation, Copyright Law, and Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2020 “Best Law Firms."

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: GT_Law