• "Trials and Tribulations:  Thirty Plus Years of Practicing Law in New York City - From the Perspective of a Virginia Native" -- Christopher Newport University Executive Speaker Series PERSPECTIVES  (Newport News, VA  April 7, 2016)

Past speaking engagements



Speaking engagements

Downing IP Law

  • "Umbrella Branding, Trademarks and Trade Names:  A Roadmap to Maximizing Your Brand Investment while Avoiding Regulatory Pitfalls" -- American Conference Institute's 4th Annual Advanced Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Over the Counter Drugs (New York, NY October 29, 2015)

Recent speaking engagements

Law Offices of Dickerson M. Downing

  • "Making a Name and Setting a Mark:  Appreciating the Importance of Trademarks and Trade Names for Animal Medicines"  -- American Conference Institute's Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Animal Health and Veterinary Drugs and Therapeutics  (New York, NY September 10, 2015)

  • "Umbrella Branding:  A Tale of Two Agencies - the USPTO and the FDA" -- American Conference Institute's 3rd Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Over-The-Counter Drugs (New York, NY October 28, 2014)

  • "IP Protections Available to Dietary Supplements:  Patents, Trademarks, Trade Names, and More" -- American Conference Institute's 2nd Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements (New York, NY June 19, 2014)

  • "Recent Developments in Trademark and Copyright Law"  -- DuPont/Widener School of Law Annual IP Conference (Wilmington, DE October.  9, 2013)

  • "E-Discovery in TTAB Cases" -- Intellectual Property Organization 41st Annual Meeting (Boston, MA Sept. 9, 2013)

  • "The New gTLDs" --  21st Annual Fordham University Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference (New York, NY April 4, 2013)

  • "Recent NAD Developments"  -- Intellectual Property Organization 40th Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX Sept. 11, 2012)

  • "New gTLDs:  After the Reveal Day" -- Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section Fall CLE Weekend (Alexandria, VA Sept. 22, 2012)

  • "Trademarks and Copyrights - The Year in Review" -- DuPont/Widener School of Law Annual IP Conference (Wilmington, DE Oct. 11, 2012)

  • "I Seminario Brasil - EUA:  A Propriedade Intelectual da Empresa na Internet/Seminar U.S. - Brazil:  A Company's Intellectual Property on the Internet"  (Sao Paulo, Brazil July 11, 2012)

  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution in Intellectual Property Cases" -- Federation of Industries of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (FIERGS) (Porto Alegre, Brazil July 13, 2012)