Rome Art Law Conference

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On March 6, 2020, Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd will speak in Rome about the Spoils of War Doctrine at the Federal Bar Association’s conference, Restitution & Return: Art Law in Europe. The program will feature world-class attorneys and industry representatives who will discuss recent developments and current challenges from both the European and U.S. perspective. Panel topics include international restitutions, art looting in Italy during World War II, and the seizure of loaned works. Giovanna Melandri, the former Italian Minister of Culture and current President of Fondazione MAXXI will open the program, and  Noemi di Segni, President of Unione delle Comunità Ebraiche Italiane will deliver the keynote address. For more information, and to register for the conference please visit

Invitation to New York’s Top Fashion Law Conference – February 7, 2020

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You are Invited to

New York’s Top Fashion Law Conference – Feb. 7, 2020

National Arts Club

Join us for the Federal Bar Association’s Fashion Law Conference on February 7th, 2020 held in the historical and stunning National Arts Club. This all-day intensive CLE conference features the hottest topics in #fashionlaw covered by expert speakers. Topics include: #artificialintelligence #AI #wearabletech #fashiontech #intellectualproperty #counterfeits #trademarks #copyrights #cannabis #CBD #MeToo #modeling #harassment #workplace #tariffs #china #imports #trumpadministration #sustainability #corporateresponsibility #CSR Read More

Donna Frosco Named Lawyer of the Year for 2nd Consecutive Year

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Dunnington is proud to announce that Donna Frosco has been named 2019 Lawyer of The Year in the field of Complex Litigation (U.S.A.) by the global publication, Lawyer Monthly magazine and, a daily on-line legal news site.   Donna received this award in 2018 also.  The awards edition of the magazine was published in late December.  The digital edition is available here:

We congratulate Donna on this recognition and her contribution to continuing Dunnington’s long tradition of client representation in complex matters.

Trademark Bulletin September/October 2019

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USPTO Releases Revised Examination Guide Following Backlash

On September 6, 2019, the USPTO released a revised examination guide to clarify the controversial amendment to Rule 2.11, which requires all foreign domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, or parties of a trademark proceeding to obtain representation from a U.S. licensed attorney in order to complete the trademark application process. The release of the revised examination guide, which provides practical information related to the rule, comes after the USPTO received many requests to elaborate on certain provisions in the unprecedented amendment. A brief summary of the new requirement can be found in our client alert here. Read More