GT is a sponsor of the 2021 Midwest IP Institute being presented virtually on September 23-24, 2021. The Midwest IP Institute delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to stay informed on current industry trends and best practices. On September 23: GT Shareholder Tiffany A. Blofield (MSP) will present on "5 Ways the New Trademark Modernization Act Will Change Your Practice", in conjunction with Joshua J. Burke (GC General Mills). The session identifies 5 important changes the new Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 brings – and provides practical guidance for leveraging those changes to your clients’ best advantage. GT Shareholder Stephen R. Baird (MSP) and GT Associate Draeke H. Weseman (MSP) will present on "How to Combat Failure-to-Function Refusals – Top Strategies for Trademark Applicants Amid a Rise in Refusals''. On September 24: Alexander J. Kim will moderate a panel "10 Practical Things You Can Do to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your Workplace" during which representatives from the courts, business and law firms will share practical advice for fostering a more diverse and inclusive work environment that you can implement right away. Tucker A. Chambers will moderate "In-House Counsel Perspectives on Trademark Assets" where a distinguished in-house counsel panel will discuss their role in managing and protecting their company’s valuable trademark assets.
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