AT & Fashion Group International Present: Protecting Your Brand: From Trademarks to Social Media

September 19, 2017 at 5:30pm7:30pm (CDT)
Armstrong Teasdale LLP

7700 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1800
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Join us for an interactive presentation from Armstrong Teasdale attorneys (and FGI members) on how to legally protect your brand. Covering a wide variety of topics, including trademarks, marketing and packaging and social media – we will also hear from shoe entrepreneur, Claire Flowers, on her brand’s legal journey. Our program includes drinks, appetizers and a reception served in one of STL’s coolest office spaces, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

Courtney Jackson - Armstrong Teasdale
Courtney focuses on trademark portfolio management and the review of packaging, advertising and marketing materials for consumer products clients. She is former corporate counsel for Kellwood Company, which specializes in the design, manufacturing, wholesale and retail of fashion apparel, footwear and accessories.

Jennifer Hoekel - Armstrong Teasdale
Jennifer represents Fortune 500 companies in intellectual property lawsuits across the country. She routinely handles large commercial trademark disputes and has tried many cases before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Donna Schmitt - Armstrong Teasdale
Donna strategically manages global trademark portfolios for high-profile fashion and design brands. She previously managed global trademark clearance and prosecution for a 10,000-plus trademark portfolio at Energizer. Donna counsels her multi-national clients on copyright, trade dress, and trademark protection and enforcement matters.

Claire Flowers - Founder and CEO, Claire Flowers, LLC
Claire Flowers is a St. Louis native and entrepreneur. While working in IT, Claire attended a week-long training in New York City that prompted the idea for a women’s shoe that is comfortable, stylish, and most importantly, durable enough to handle the wear and tear a professional woman puts on her footwear. She soon quit her full-time job to make her vision a reality.

Drinks and light appetizers will be provided.

FGI Members: $35 in advance ($5 more at the door)
Non-Member Guests: $45 in advance ($5 more at the door)

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