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Ed Timberlake on Trademarks in the #Twitterverse

Season 1, Ep. 326

In this episode, Ed Timberlake, a former Trademark Examining Attorney and Copyright Examiner who currently practices trademark and copyright law, discusses his article "#Trademarks Twitter Addresses a Gap in the Literature," which was published in the Idaho Law Review. Timberlake begins by describing what trademarks do and how they are created. He explains the purpose of trademark registration and how trademark examiners decide whether to approve a registration application. He reflects on why attorneys and scholars should study the trademark registration process as well as trademark litigation. And he argues that Twitter can help promote deeper understanding of trademarks and how they work. Timberlake is on Twitter at @TimberlakeLaw.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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