Durban and Gebhardt Presented on IP at 2019 Women in Business Workshop

On March 23, 2019, Danielle M. Durban and Jacqueline D. Gebhardt presented at the Women in Business Workshop in St. Louis, Missouri. Their presentation, entitled “Properly Advertising and Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property,” focused on advertising guidelines promulgated by the Federal Trade Commission, as well as Trademark and Copyright protection and enforcement.


Program Description: Properly Advertising and Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property

  • “Advertising Protections & Compliance” deals with the applicability of advertising regulations to the social media world. The presentation discusses what advertising must be and what it cannot be; how to properly advertise online either as a business owner or a blogger; why you should worry about complying; and, finally, how to administer some widespread marketing tools, such as sweepstakes and contests. Though this area of law is ever-evolving, particularly with the advent and popularity of social media advertising, this presentation focuses on the basics of understanding, so that as new regulations and guidelines are published, you know what to look out for and how to properly apply any such requirements to your social media advertisements.
  • Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property” focuses in on trademark and copyright protections and enforcement matters. The presentation explains how to identify different types of trademark and copyright rights that your company may hold, including important considerations while developing your company’s brand. It also breaks down the pros and cons of federal registration and of the different ways to both offensively and defensively protect your company’s trademark and copyright rights, providing practical guidance to direct you through the complexities that are U.S. Trademark and Copyright laws.


About the Presenters

Danielle M. Durban
Danielle M. Durban

Danielle M. Durban specializes in entity formation and structuring, business disputes, commercial transactions, copyrights, and trademarks. Dani has worked with television production companies, movie production companies, digital entertainment companies, software development companies, restaurateurs, artists, actors, authors, and entrepreneurs in connection with their business formation, deal structure, network contracts, rights acquisition, IP licensing, software licensing, and copyright and trademark protection.


Jacqueline D. Gebhardt
Jacqueline D. Gebhardt

Jacqueline D. Gebhardt’s practice is concentrated on complex litigation, intellectual property, and fashion law. Jacqueline counsels and assists clients in connection with all facets of trademark and copyright law in the United States and internationally, including licensing, distribution, and co-branding agreements; trade dress, trade secret, and unfair competition; and trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement, and monitoring in the United States and worldwide. She also advises clients on import/export and counterfeiting issues, privacy and data protection, review of advertising materials, domain name disputes, and intellectual property-related diligence and corporate transactions.

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