GT is a sponsor of the 2020 Midwest IP Institute being presented virtually October 1-2, 2020. The Midwest IP Institute delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to stay informed on current industry trends and best practices. On October 1, GT Shareholder Steve Baird (MSP) will moderate the panel "Navigating Trademark Nominative Fair Use With a 2020 Focus." The panel will provide valuable legal insights on this important and open area of trademark law and offer practical tips from a seasoned panel of in-house counsel from diverse industries. GT Shareholder Alexander Kim (MSP) will also moderate a session titled, "Design Patents: New Developments and Cost-Effective Strategies for IP Protection." The session will explore the past, the present, and future of design patent laws in the U.S. and the optics focusing on practical strategies that a business can use to deliver the most cost-effective protection for the business' innovation and brand.