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February 8, 2007

Press Contact: Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or
Event Contact: Brandie Reisman, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, 512-232-1399,

Commissioner for Trademarks to Address Intellectual Property Symposium, Feb. 9

AUSTIN, Texas—Lynne G. Beresford, the commissioner for trademarks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will give the keynote address at the 8th Annual Intellectual Property at The University of Texas School of Law on Friday, Feb. 9.

Beresford leads the USPTO trademark examining attorneys, who make eligibility determinations and grant trademark registrations.

The symposium, hosted by the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, will be held in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30: p.m., with the exception of the keynote address in the Sheffield room.

All UT Law students and faculty are invited to attend and do not have to register. CLE credit is available for practitioners who register and attend and registration for CLE credit begins at 8 a.m.

Beresford is scheduled to talk after a lunch in the Sheffield Room. Although lunch is available for registered participants only, limited space will be available for non-registered guests to attend Beresford’s keynote starting at 1 p.m.

University faculty speaking at the event includes law professors Louis Pirkey, Greg Vetter, John Golden, and Dr. Steven Nichols, who also teaches in the University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the Honorable Lee Yeakel, a U.S. district judge, and The Honorable Andrew Austin, a U.S. magistrate judge, both from the Western District of Texas, will participate on a patent reform panel.

For more information, including a complete list of speakers and events, visit the IP Symposium website at:

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