Dean Search – Texas A&M University School of Law

We are beginning our Dean search at Texas A&M.  The next several years are going to be a very exciting period of time for our law school, and the position of Dean will be a great opportunity for the right person. Dean, Texas A&M University School of Law Fort Worth, Texas   Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Texas A&M University School of…

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i-DEPOT: A “Good First Step in Innovation”?

Perhaps I find this fascinating because I have heard from so many entrepreneurs about how the options presented to them by the current intellectual property legal system fail to meet their needs.  Or because of my research on copyright fixation.  Or because I’m fairly convinced I was a magpie in a prior life.  But through the diligence of a research assistant (thanks, Benton Patterson), I recently came across i-DEPOT, and…

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Opportunity for Professor at INTA Annual Meeting 2014

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is looking for one professor to be chosen as a Table Topic moderator for the 2014 Annual Meeting to be held in Hong Kong next May.  (For those who aren’t aware, the INTA Annual Meeting is a conference of about 9,500 trademark professionals from more than 140 countries.  It is a good opportunity to stay up to date on the latest issues in trademark law,…

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Art and(or) Outdoor Advertising in Marfa, Texas

“What is art?” is most often an academic question, debated best either late at night over a glass of wine, or at scholarly conferences.  In the west Texas town of Marfa, however, it has a very practical impact. Public art is an integral part of Marfa.  NPR has called Marfa “nothing less than an arts world station of the cross” and a “blue chip arts destination.”  Marfa’s place as an…

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More Solutions Outside the Courtroom… Paul Frank and the Pow Wow

After being criticized for cultural insensitivity to American Indians, clothing and accessories giant Paul Frank Industries has found a way to support the Native American community.  Last September, Paul Frank hosted a “Dreamcatchin’ Party” and “pow wow” for Fashion Night Out. The event featured its famous monkey mascot in a feather headdress, as well as guests wearing war paint and tomahawks, and drinks with names like “Rain Dance Refresher” and…

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