The Business & Social Network
On On Friday, June 6, 2008, from 2:30 pm to 4 pm SLT (5:30pm EST, 22:30 GMT), Timothy Allen (“FlipperPA Peregrine”) will host attorney Frank Taney ("Extinct Darwin"). Mr. Taney will conduct a presentation and Q&A session on "Trademarks for Virtual World Related Businesses." The presentation will take place at UBM Think Services’ home:
The presentation will be done using Second Life’s voice system and simulcast on the web at http://www.world2worlds.com
Frank will address a variety of topics sure to be of interest to Second Life residents, including the use of trademarks to build value in a virtual world brand, Linden Lab's trademark policy, proper use of trademarks, and avoidance of trademark infringement.
Frank is a shareholder in the Philadelphia law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Frank represents numerous clients doing business with Second Life and other virtual world platforms, some of whom include the Electric Sheep Company, Eros LLC, Peregrine Salon LLC, FireSabre Consulting, LLC and Green Phosphor LLC. Frank was also plaintiffs' counsel in Eros LLC v. Leatherwood et al. and Eros LLC et al. v. Simon et al., the first two "avatar vs. avatar" federal intellectual property infringement lawsuits arising under U.S. law, and a featured panelist at the third Second Life Community Convention.
Thank you to UBM Think Services for their generous use of their auditorium, and to Worlds2Worlds for simulcasting the event!