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Copyright and the Law of Marks in the Age of Grokster Inducement and Trademark Dilution



Moot Court National Championship (Intellectual Property): Keynote Address by Prof. Eric Goldman. The Law Center's Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) collaborated with the Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute (BAI) to implement a moot court national championship (MCNC) held by BAI each year on a rotating topic basis. With IPIL input, the 2011 MCNC topic was based on intellectual property. The MCNC is a multi-day event bringing sixteen teams from across the United States to Houston to compete. The symposium was one day of the multi-day event that is the MCNC. It brought distinguished speakers to Houston to discuss copyright and trademark doctrines, including Profs. Eric Goldman of Santa Clara University School of Law, Yvette Liebesman of Saint Louis University School of Law, and Megan Carpenter of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.


Introduction of panelists by Prof. Craig Joyce (UH Law Center – IPIL/Houston)
Introduction of panelists by Prof. Craig Joyce (UH Law Center – IPIL/Houston)


Copyright Panel: Eric Goldman, Ron Yokubaitis (Data Foundry/GigaNews), Yocel Alonsa (UH Law Center – IPIL Adjunct Faculty), Yvette Liebesman
Copyright Panel: Eric Goldman, Ron Yokubaitis (Data Foundry/GigaNews), Yocel Alonsa (UH Law Center – IPIL Adjunct Faculty), Yvette Liebesman


Profs. Paul Janicke and Greg R. Vetter (UH Law Center – IPIL/Houston)
Profs. Paul Janicke and Greg R. Vetter (UH Law Center – IPIL/Houston)


Trademark Panel: Paul Krieger (UH Law Center – IPIL Adjunct Faculty), Tom Casagrande (Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell), Prof. Megan Carpenter
Trademark Panel: Paul Krieger (UH Law Center – IPIL Adjunct Faculty),
Tom Casagrande (Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell),
Prof. Megan Carpenter (Texas Wesleyan University School of Law)


Final Round Judges pictures L-R: Judge Harold DeMoss, Jr. (Senior Judge, Fifth Circuit), Judge Jennifer Elrod (Fifth Circuit), Judge Edith Jones (Chief Judge, Fifth Circuit), Justice Scott Brister (Partner, Andrews Kurth & former Justice, Texas Supreme Court)
Final Round Judges pictures L-R: Judge Harold DeMoss, Jr. (Senior Judge, Fifth Circuit), Judge Jennifer Elrod (Fifth Circuit), Judge Edith Jones (Chief Judge, Fifth Circuit), Justice Scott Brister (Partner, Andrews Kurth & former Justice, Texas Supreme Court)


The Judges and the Final Round Teams L-R: Judge Harold DeMoss, Jr., Judge Jennifer Elrod, Mississippi College School of Law (team members Tim Anzenberger, Erin Bachman, & Neal Wilson), Loyola University Chicago School of Law (team members Matthew Barrett, Michelle Garvey, & Kimberly Thielbar), Chief Judge Edith Jones, Justice Scott Brister
The Judges and the Final Round Teams
L-R: Judge Harold DeMoss, Jr., Judge Jennifer Elrod, Mississippi College School of Law (team members Tim Anzenberger, Erin Bachman, & Neal Wilson), Loyola University Chicago School of Law (team members Matthew Barrett, Michelle Garvey, & Kimberly Thielbar), Chief Judge Edith Jones, Justice Scott Brister


The Winning Team (Mississippi College School of Law)
The Winning Team (Mississippi College School of Law)