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Professor Trimble Discussed “Global Strategies for IP” (September 2017)
Professor Trimble and Professor Robert Merges (UC Berkeley) served as co-panelists at “Global Strategies for IP” – an event held by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and Winston & Strawn in Palo Alto, California, on September 14, 2017.

IP Law Concentration Launched at Boyd (August 2017)
A concentration in IP law was launched at Boyd in August 2017. Information about the Concentration is available at https://law.unlv.edu/intellectual-property-law/concentration.

Professor LaFrance and Professor Trimble Presented at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at Cardozo Law School (August 2017)
In August 2017, Professor LaFrance and Professor Trimble presented their work at the 17th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference held at Cardozo Law School in New York. Professor LaFrance’s presentation was titled “Choice of Law and the Right of Publicity”; Professor Trimble presented her forthcoming article “Territorialization of the Internet Domain Name System.” The conference website is at https://www.ipsc2017.org/; Professor Trimble’s draft article is available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=2940864.

Springer Published a Chapter Co-Authored by Professor Trimble (July 2017)
In July 2017, Springer published a volume edited by Professor Graeme Dinwoodie (Oxford, Chicago-Kent) entitled “Secondary Liability of Internet Service Providers.” One of the chapters in the volume, “Secondary Liability of Internet Service Providers in the United States: General Principles and Fragmentation,” was co-authored by Professor Trimble and Professor Salil Mehra (Temple). The volume is available at http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319550282.

Professor Trimble Submitted Comments on the Draft Judgments Convention (June 2017)
In June 2017, Professor Trimble submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office her comments on the February 2017 Draft Convention prepared by the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments.

Professor Trimble Published an Article on Patent Working Requirements (June 2017)
In June 2017, the UC Irvine Law Review published Professor Trimble’s article “Patent Working Requirements: Historical and Comparative Perspectives.” The article is available at http://www.law.uci.edu/lawreview/vol6/no3/Trimble.pdf.

Professor Trimble Presented for the Government of the Czech Republic (June 2017)
In June 2017, Professor Trimble presented on “Current Issues in U.S. Intellectual Property Law” at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.

Professor Trimble Discussed Geoblocking at the Czech Chapter of ALAI (June 2017)
In June 2017, Professor Trimble presented on “Legal Issues of Geoblocking” for ALAI – Czech Republic – the Czech chapter of the International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI). For the organization see http://www.alai.cz/en/.

Professor Trimble Taught an Internet Law Course at the GW Munich Intellectual Property Summer Program (May – June 2017)
In May - June 2017 Professor Trimble taught a course on “Internet Law” at the Munich Intellectual Property Summer Program of The George Washington University Law School. The course was attended by U.S. students and by international LL.M. students of the Munich Intellectual Property Center – an academic center operated by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the University of Augsburg, the Technische Universität München, and The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Professor Trimble’s website that she created for the course is available at https://www.internetlawinmiplc.com/.

Professor Trimble Contributed Two Blog Posts on Geoblocking and Portability (May 2017)
Professor Eric Goldman published Professor Trimble’s blog posts: The first blog post is entitled “To Geoblock, or Not To Geoblock – Is That Still a Question?” The blog post is available at http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2017/05/to-geoblock-or-not-to-geoblock-is-that-still-a-question-guest-blog-post.htm. The second blog post is entitled “Your Movements Shall Be Traced: The New EU Regulation on Cross-Border Portability.” The blog post is available at http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2017/05/your-movements-shall-be-traced-the-new-eu-regulation-on-cross-border-portability-guest-blog-post.htm.

Professor Trimble Taught a Course at the Law School of Charles University in Prague (April 2017)
In April 2017, Professor Trimble taught a short course on “Current Issues in U.S. IP Law” at the Law School of Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Professor LaFrance and Professor Trimble Presented at the International IP Roundtable at the New York University School of Law (April 2017)
In April 2017, Professor LaFrance and Professor Trimble presented at the International IP Roundtable held at the NYU School of Law. Professor Trimble gave a presentation on her forthcoming article entitled “The Territorialization of the Internet Domain Name System”; Professor LaFrance presented her paper “International Choice of Law and the Right of Publicity. The program of the Roundtable is at http://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/engelberg/events/iiplawroundtable.

Professors La France and Trimble Presented at the 5th Asia-Pacific IP Forum in Kanazawa, Japan (March 2017)
In March 2017, Professors LaFrance and Trimble presented at the 5th Asia-Pacific IP Forum in Kanazawa, Japan. The Forum, which takes place each year in a different country, was organized in 2017 by the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Law and the Kanazawa University Graduate School of Law. Professor LaFrance presented "Choice of Law and the Right of Publicity"; Professor Trimble presented her article "Territorialization of the Internet Domain Name System", which is forthcoming in the Pepperdine Law Review. The program of the conference is available at http://www.juris.hokudai.ac.jp/riilp/event/5th-asia-pacific-ip-forum/.

Professor Trimble Presented at International Law Weekend - South at theTexas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas (March 2017)
In March 2017, Professor Trimble participated in a panel discussion at International Law Weekend - South - an event that was organized by the Texas A&M University School of Law in collaboration with the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and was co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL). Professor Trimble is a member of both organizations. The topic of the conference was "The Global Future of International Trade, Human Rights, and Development," and Professor Trimble discussed legal issues related to geoblocking and the circumvention of geoblocking and the role that the issues might play in future international trade treaty negotiations. The program of the conference is available at https://law.tamu.edu/docs/default-source/event-documents/ilws-program-27feb.pdf?sfvrsn=48.

Professor Trimble Presented at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles (February 2017)
In February 2017, Professor Trimble presented at Professor Justin Hughes's IP and Information Law Speaker Series at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Her presentation was entitled "Geolocation, Geoblocking, and Their Circumvention."

Professor Trimble Presented at Geothe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (January 2017)
In January 2017, Professor Trimble presented her work on geolocation and geoblocking at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In her presentation, entitled "Geolocation, Geoblocking, and the Law," she covered issues that she originally explored in her 2012 article on the subject and discussed new developments that have transpired since 2012.

Professor Trimble Was a Panel Participant at the "Law, Borders, and Speech" Conference at Stanford Law School (October 2016)
In October 2016, Professor Trimble participated in a panel discussion at the "Law, Borders. and Speech" Conference at Stanford Law School. She discussed "Circumvention of Geoblocking." The Conference webpage is at https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/page/law-borders-and-speech. Professor Trimble's presentation is available at http://scholars.law.unlv.edu/rscholars/150/.

Professors LaFrance and Trimble Contributed to the Nevada Bar IP Law Section Annual Conference (October 2016)
In October 2016, the Nevada Bar IP Law Section held its Annual Conference at the Boyd School of Law. Professors LaFrance and Trimble presented an update on trademark and copyright law, and also on the latest developments in international IP law.

Professor Trimble Presented at the Masaryk University School of Law (October 2016)
In October 2016, Professor Trimble delivered the lecture "Geolocation, Geoblocking and Private International Law"  to students attending the Masaryk University School of Law in the Czech Republic. Her presentation is available at http://scholars.law.unlv.edu/rscholars/174/.

Professor Trimble Presented at the Colloquium at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law (September 2016)
In September 2016, Professor Trimble gave a presentation to Professor Marshall Leaffer's "Issues on International and Comparative Intellectual Property" Colloquium, The Colloquium was held at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Professor Trimble's presentation was entitled "Geoblocking, Circumvention of Geoblocking, and Intellectual Property." Professor Trimble's presentation is available at http://scholars.law.unlv.edu/rscholars/171/.

Professor Trimble Presented at the 16th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at Stanford Law School (August 2016)
In August 2016, Professor Trimble presented her research at the 16th Annual IP Scholars Conference, which was held at Stanford Law School. Professor Trimble's presentation was entitled "Undetected Conflict-of-Laws Problems in Cross-Border Online Copyright Infringement Cases." The presentation was based on Professor Trimble's article of the same name, which is available at http://scholars.law.unlv.edu/facpub/990/.

Professor Trimble Presents at the 12th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics in Barcelona, Spain (July 7 – 8, 2016)
In July 2016 Professor Trimble presented at the 12th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics at the Catalonian Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Professor Trimble's presentation was entitled "The Role of Geoblocking in the Internet Legal Landscape." The presentation is available at http://scholars.law.unlv.edu/rscholars/149/.

Chapters by Professors LaFrance and Trimble Published in “Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Imports” in June 2016
Professors LaFrance and Trimble contributed to a new book on intellectual property exhaustion (also known as the first sale doctrine in copyright law) and parallel imports. The book, edited by Professors Irene Calboli (Singapore Management University and Texas A&M) and Edward Lee (Chicago-Kent College of Law), was published by Edward Elgar in June 2016.

Professor Trimble Presents at the ATRIP Conference in Krakow, Poland (June 26 – 29, 2016)
In June 2016 Professor Trimble presented at the 35th Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property. The Congress, held in 2016 at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, focused on “Intellectual Property as Functional Pluralism: The Paremeters, Challenges, and Opportunities of Variation.” Professor Trimble’s presentation on “Private Party Enforcement of International Intellectual Property Law” is available at http://scholars.law.unlv.edu/rscholars/148/.

Professor Trimble Teaches an Internet Law Course at the GW Munich Intellectual Property Summer Program (May 2016)
In May 2016 Professor Trimble taught a course on “Internet Law” at the Munich Intellectual Property Summer Program of The George Washington University Law School. The course was attended by U.S. students and by international LL.M. students of the Munich Intellectual Property Center – an academic center operated by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the University of Augsburg, the Technische Universität München, and The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Professor Trimble’s website that she created for the course is available at http://www.munichgw2016.com/.

Professor Trimble Presents at the World IP Day Event in Las Vegas, Nevada (May 6, 2016)
Professor Trimble presented “Geoblocking and Global Business” at the World IP Day Event, which was organized by UNLV at Switch in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 6, 2016.

Professor LaFrance Presents at the Intellectual Property in All the New Places Symposium (April 15-16, 2016)
Professor LaFrance presented “U.S. Protection for Marks Used Exclusively Outside the U.S.” at the Intellectual Property in All the New Places Symposium, held at the Texas A&M University School of Law on April 15-16, 2016.

Boyd Hosts the International Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable (April 2016)
In April 2016 the Boyd School of Law hosted the International Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable. The event, which is by invitation, is an academic conference designed to promote an exchange of ideas among experts who specialize in international intellectual property law. The topics discussed at the Roundtable traditionally span both public and private international law aspects of intellectual property law, and the research presented includes doctrinal, empirical, historical, and comparative projects. The scholars visiting Boyd to discuss current international issues included Paul Goldstein (Stanford Law School), Rochelle Dreyfuss (NYU), Susy Frankel (University of Victoria in Wellington), Irene Calboli (Singapore Management University and Texas A&M), and Martin Sanftleben (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

Professors LaFrance and Trimble present at the 4th Asia Pacific IP Forum (February 18, 2016)
Professor LaFrance and Professor Trimble both gave presentations to international intellectual property scholars and jurists at the 4th Asia Pacific IP Forum, held at the University of Washington in Seattle. Professor LaFrance spoke on U.S. trademark protection for foreign marks, and Professor Trimble spoke on geolocation and geoblocking.

Professor LaFrance Teaches a Course at the East China University of Political Science and Law (November – December 2015)
In November and December 2015 Professor LaFrance taught a course on United States trademark law to graduate and professional law students at the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai, China.  This was her second year teaching at ECUPL.  Professor LaFrance was first invited to teach there in winter of 2014, after she spoke at a gathering of international intellectual property scholars and jurists in Seoul, Korea.

Professor Trimble Teaches a Course the Masaryk University School of Law in the Czech Republic (December 2015)
In December 2015 Professor Trimble taught an interterm course at the Masaryk University School of Law. This was the second year that the School, located in Brno, Czech Republic, had invited Professor Trimble to teach a short course on “International Intellectual Property Law.” The course is offered in English so that both Czech and other European students visiting the School may take the course. During her visit Professor Trimble met with a number of experts at the Law School and with judges of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic and the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic.

4th Edition of “International Intellectual Property Law,” Co-Authored by Professor Trimble, Published on December 1, 2015
The fourth edition of Goldstein and Trimble's International Intellectual Property Law, Cases and Materials, a casebook that Professor Trimble co-authors with Professor Paul Goldstein of Stanford Law School, was published on December 1, 2015. The book "organizes contemporary foreign, as well as U.S., case law and literature to equip law students with the knowledge they need to engage in international intellectual property practice, in both transactional and litigation settings."

Professor Trimble Presents at the 2015 Cyberspace Conference in Brno, Czech Republic (November 28, 2015)
Professor Trimble presented her forthcoming chapter “Geoblocking and Evasion of Geoblocking – Technical Standards and the Law” at the 2015 Cyberspace Conference in Brno, Czech Republic. The annual conference is organized by the Masaryk University School of Law and attracts experts in cyberspace matters from various disciplines, including law, sociology, and psychology.

“Food Law Presentation at Boyd” (November 9, 2015)
http://unlvlawblog.blogspot.cz/2015/11/food-law-presentation-at-boyd.html

Computer Scientists Discuss Their Views of Copyright at Boyd” (November 9, 2015)
http://unlvlawblog.blogspot.cz/2015/11/computer-scientists-discuss-their-views.html

“Artists Speak to UNLV Law Copyright Class” (October 27, 2015)
http://unlvlawblog.blogspot.cz/2015/10/artists-speak-to-unlv-law-copyright.html

Professors LaFrance and Trimble and Boyd Law Student Nancy Snow Present at the Nevada Bar IP Law Section Annual Conference on October 23, 2015
In 2015, as they do each year, Professors LaFrance and Trimble shared their expertise with the participants of the Nevada Bar IP Law Section Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Professor LaFrance presented an annual update on trademark law and Professor Trimble gave an annual update on copyright law. Additionally, Boyd law student Nancy Snow was a presenter in a simulated interview by counsel of a client-inventor.

Professor LaFrance Presents at the 4th U.S.-China IP Conference (Oct. 8-9, 2015)
Professor LaFrance gave a presentation on U.S. music licensing to U.S. and Chinese scholars and jurists at the 4th U.S.-China IP Conference at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

“Entertainment Law on a Global Stage” Casebook, Co-Authored by Professor LaFrance, Published in September 2015
Professor LaFrance published a new casebook – LaFrance, Scott, and Sobel's Entertainment Law on a Global Stage. The book, co-authored with Geoffrey R. Scott and Lionel Sobel, "provides coverage of a variety of subjects not found in other entertainment law books, including analytical/transactional/experiential material on some of the unique problems that arise in representing an entertainer; entertainment industry contracts; taxation of entertainers; selling an idea; and the implications of the internet to entertainment and the identities of artists."