The Original Sin of Trademark Law: Failure to Function

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC)CLIC joined forces with the Boston Patent Law Association to co-sponsor a panel, β€œThe Original Sin of Trademark Law: Failure to Function,” held at Northeastern Law. The conversation covered a range of views and insights from trademark lawyers, brand owners and academia, including John Welch, Author, TTABlog and Counsel, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks; Josh Jarvis, Partner and Co-Chair, Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition Practice, Foley Hoag; Alexandra Roberts, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law; and Daniel McKinnon, Head of Global Brand Protection and Senior Counsel, New Balance. Professor Susan Montgomery moderated the discussion.