The event will be dedicated to discussing works in progress on any topic in trademark law. Papers should be in progress and not fully developed. Articles already submitted for publication are therefore not ideal. Participants agree to read all of the papers in advance. Each paper gets an hour, with the presenter taking no more than 10 minutes to situate the project followed by 50 minutes of discussion. This format works best with a small number of committed participants. Therefore, we will aim for 10 papers. You can also choose to participate as a dedicated commentator. As we will be running a Patent WIP concurrently, we will be able to combine the groups for meals.
Participants fund their own travel and lodging. We have negotiated a good room rate at a nearby hotel. American University will provide lunch and dinner on September 29, as well as breakfast on September 30. There is no registration fee. We will start at 2pm on Saturday, September 29, and wrap up around noon on Sunday, September 30.
Deadline: Please request a paper slot by emailing a draft or abstract by September 1 to Christine Haight Farley (cfarley[@]wcl.american.edu). Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so feel free to email sooner. If you would like to participate as a dedicated commentator, please email Christine Haight Farley by September 15.