San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The USD Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA) presents an exciting new event: The Fashion Transactions Panel. This event will be moderated by Dana Robinson, and will also feature Johnny Manriquez (Procopio), Jeffrey L. Van Hoosear (Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear), and Melissa Woo-Allen.
Join us for this exciting panel, which will include time for student questions and discussion. Lunch will be provided, and the event will be held on February 27, 2014 in the Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
About our Panelists:
Dana Robinson is adjunct professor at USD Law and co-founder of Techlaw LLP, where he manages the firm's trademark and copyright practice. His experience in fashion includes trademark work for a number of apparel businesses, swimwear, and start-ups. He is co-founder of Esquivel Designs, a luxury footwear brand based in Orange County, and he has been involved in the operations of that company through its 13 year history, including partnerships with Tumi, Tommy Hilfiger, Chloe, Fratelli Rossetti, and others.
Johnny Manriquez is an attorney with Procopio spending his time on both litigation and intellectual property matters. Prior to joining Procopio, Mr. Manriquez practiced intellectual property and general corporate law with an emphasis in technology transactions and licensing initiatives. Mr. Manriquez has direct experience with branding, merchandising, and intellectual property protection strategies for retailers and will discuss issues related to apparel licensing in general, and speak to the action sports industry, and cover issues on how to incorporate sales targets and minimum royalties.
Jeffrey L. Van Hoosear is a partner in the Orange County office of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP. He specializes in international trademark and unfair competition matters. His practice also includes domestic and foreign trademark selection and clearance, trademark and copyright prosecution, proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, intellectual property licensing, domain name and website content issue and state rights of publicity. Mr. Van Hoosear represents a number of clients in the apparel and sporting goods industries, and also represents clients in the food and beverage, automotive, aesthetics, financial, insurance, software, and entertainment industries.
Melissa Woo is an attorney who specializes in the representation of corporate entities and individuals in business and intellectual property matters. Melissa advises clients in business transactions and disputes, prosecutes trademark applications and litigates complex commercial and intellectual property matters in federal and state court. She will discuss litigation and more particularly, the doctrine of aesthetic function, including the application of that doctrine in the well-known Louboutin case.