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Professor Trimble Presents at the 12th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics in Barcelona, Spain (July 7 – 8, 2016)
In July 2016 Professor Trimble presented at the 12th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics at the Catalonian Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Professor Trimble’s presentation was entitled “The Role of Geoblocking in the Internet Legal Landscape.” The presentation is available at http://scholars.law.unlv.edu/rscholars/149/.

Chapters by Professors LaFrance and Trimble Published in “Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Imports” in June 2016
Professors LaFrance and Trimble contributed to a new book on intellectual property exhaustion (also known as the first sale doctrine in copyright law) and parallel imports. The book, edited by Professors Irene Calboli (Singapore Management University and Texas A&M) and Edward Lee (Chicago-Kent College of Law), was published by Edward Elgar in June 2016.

Professor Trimble Presents at the ATRIP Conference in Krakow, Poland (June 26 – 29, 2016)
In June 2016 Professor Trimble presented at the 35th Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property. The Congress, held in 2016 at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, focused on “Intellectual Property as Functional Pluralism: The Paremeters, Challenges, and Opportunities of Variation.” Professor Trimble’s presentation on “Private Party Enforcement of International Intellectual Property Law” is available at http://scholars.law.unlv.edu/rscholars/148/.

Professor Trimble Teaches an Internet Law Course at the GW Munich Intellectual Property Summer Program (May 2016)
In May 2016 Professor Trimble taught a course on “Internet Law” at the Munich Intellectual Property Summer Program of The George Washington University Law School. The course was attended by U.S. students and by international LL.M. students of the Munich Intellectual Property Center – an academic center operated by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the University of Augsburg, the Technische Universität München, and The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Professor Trimble’s website that she created for the course is available at http://www.munichgw2016.com/.

Professor Trimble Presents at the World IP Day Event in Las Vegas, Nevada (May 6, 2016)
Professor Trimble presented “Geoblocking and Global Business” at the World IP Day Event, which was organized by UNLV at Switch in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 6, 2016.

Professor LaFrance Presents at the Intellectual Property in All the New Places Symposium (April 15-16, 2016)
Professor LaFrance presented “U.S. Protection for Marks Used Exclusively Outside the U.S.” at the Intellectual Property in All the New Places Symposium, held at the Texas A&M University School of Law on April 15-16, 2016.

Boyd Hosts the International Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable (April 2016)
In April 2016 the Boyd School of Law hosted the International Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable. The event, which is by invitation, is an academic conference designed to promote an exchange of ideas among experts who specialize in international intellectual property law. The topics discussed at the Roundtable traditionally span both public and private international law aspects of intellectual property law, and the research presented includes doctrinal, empirical, historical, and comparative projects. The scholars visiting Boyd to discuss current international issues included Paul Goldstein (Stanford Law School), Rochelle Dreyfuss (NYU), Susy Frankel (University of Victoria in Wellington), Irene Calboli (Singapore Management University and Texas A&M), and Martin Sanftleben (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

Professors LaFrance and Trimble present at the 4th Asia Pacific IP Forum (February 18, 2016)
Professor LaFrance and Professor Trimble both gave presentations to international intellectual property scholars and jurists at the 4th Asia Pacific IP Forum, held at the University of Washington in Seattle. Professor LaFrance spoke on U.S. trademark protection for foreign marks, and Professor Trimble spoke on geolocation and geoblocking.

Professor LaFrance Teaches a Course at the East China University of Political Science and Law (November – December 2015)
In November and December 2015 Professor LaFrance taught a course on United States trademark law to graduate and professional law students at the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai, China.  This was her second year teaching at ECUPL.  Professor LaFrance was first invited to teach there in winter of 2014, after she spoke at a gathering of international intellectual property scholars and jurists in Seoul, Korea.

Professor Trimble Teaches a Course the Masaryk University School of Law in the Czech Republic (December 2015)
In December 2015 Professor Trimble taught an interterm course at the Masaryk University School of Law. This was the second year that the School, located in Brno, Czech Republic, had invited Professor Trimble to teach a short course on “International Intellectual Property Law.” The course is offered in English so that both Czech and other European students visiting the School may take the course. During her visit Professor Trimble met with a number of experts at the Law School and with judges of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic and the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic.

4th Edition of “International Intellectual Property Law,” Co-Authored by Professor Trimble, Published on December 1, 2015
The fourth edition of Goldstein and Trimble's International Intellectual Property Law, Cases and Materials, a casebook that Professor Trimble co-authors with Professor Paul Goldstein of Stanford Law School, was published on December 1, 2015. The book "organizes contemporary foreign, as well as U.S., case law and literature to equip law students with the knowledge they need to engage in international intellectual property practice, in both transactional and litigation settings."

Professor Trimble Presents at the 2015 Cyberspace Conference in Brno, Czech Republic (November 28, 2015)
Professor Trimble presented her forthcoming chapter “Geoblocking and Evasion of Geoblocking – Technical Standards and the Law” at the 2015 Cyberspace Conference in Brno, Czech Republic. The annual conference is organized by the Masaryk University School of Law and attracts experts in cyberspace matters from various disciplines, including law, sociology, and psychology.

“Food Law Presentation at Boyd” (November 9, 2015)
http://unlvlawblog.blogspot.cz/2015/11/food-law-presentation-at-boyd.html

Computer Scientists Discuss Their Views of Copyright at Boyd” (November 9, 2015)
http://unlvlawblog.blogspot.cz/2015/11/computer-scientists-discuss-their-views.html

“Artists Speak to UNLV Law Copyright Class” (October 27, 2015)
http://unlvlawblog.blogspot.cz/2015/10/artists-speak-to-unlv-law-copyright.html

Professors LaFrance and Trimble and Boyd Law Student Nancy Snow Present at the Nevada Bar IP Law Section Annual Conference on October 23, 2015
In 2015, as they do each year, Professors LaFrance and Trimble shared their expertise with the participants of the Nevada Bar IP Law Section Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Professor LaFrance presented an annual update on trademark law and Professor Trimble gave an annual update on copyright law. Additionally, Boyd law student Nancy Snow was a presenter in a simulated interview by counsel of a client-inventor.

Professor LaFrance Presents at the 4th U.S.-China IP Conference (Oct. 8-9, 2015)
Professor LaFrance gave a presentation on U.S. music licensing to U.S. and Chinese scholars and jurists at the 4th U.S.-China IP Conference at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

“Entertainment Law on a Global Stage” Casebook, Co-Authored by Professor LaFrance, Published in September 2015
Professor LaFrance published a new casebook – LaFrance, Scott, and Sobel's Entertainment Law on a Global Stage. The book, co-authored with Geoffrey R. Scott and Lionel Sobel, "provides coverage of a variety of subjects not found in other entertainment law books, including analytical/transactional/experiential material on some of the unique problems that arise in representing an entertainer; entertainment industry contracts; taxation of entertainers; selling an idea; and the implications of the internet to entertainment and the identities of artists."