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As head of the U.S. Trademark Department Nancy Dwyer Chapman is responsible for all U.S. trademark application filing, prosecution and maintenance matters. Ms. Chapman was admitted to the New York Bar in 1983, the Tennessee Bar in 1974 and the Ohio Bar in 1975.

 

Ms. Chapman has been a trademark attorney for more than 39 years and was previously an in-house trademark counsel to The Procter & Gamble Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and independent trademark attorney to Wyeth (formerly American Home Products Corporation), Abbott Laboratories and Avaya Inc.

 

Ms. Chapman is the author of numerous articles on trademark issues and trade dress practice and has spoken at conferences in the United States and Europe on matters of interest to the trademark bar, including:

 

"Exhaustion of Rights/Parallel Imports and the Effects of Repackaging - BMS et al. v. Paranova, UCB SA v. Paranova and Astra AB et al. v. Paranova Parallel Importation and the Apparent Ascendency of Aesthetics in Light of the Decision from the European Court of Justice" - MARQUES The Association of European Brand Owners Annual Conference - September 1997, Dublin, Ireland, ECTA Newsletter, May 1997; Author: "BMS et al. v. Paranova Parallel Importation in Light of the Decision from the European Court of Justice" Trademark World, November/December 1996; Author: "WHO, WHAT and WHY? The World Health Assembly's Resolution on Nonproprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances" Trademark World, December / January 1994/1995; Author: "Proposed State Trademark Legislation" NYSBAIP Section Newsletter "Bright Ideas" Summer 1993; Author: "Trade Dress Protection in the United States After the Supreme Court Decision in Two Pesos" Practicing Law Institute, Advanced Seminar on Trademark Law 1993; Author: "Selecting, Clearing, and Establishing Rights to a Trademark" Practicing Law Institute, Seminar on Current Issues in Trademark Law June 1986; Speaker: "Parallel Imports and the Paranova Cases" - PTMG Fall Meeting 1996, Berlin, Germany; Speaker: "Pharmaceutical Trademarks and WHA Resolution 46.19. The World Health Assembly's Resolution on Non-Proprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances" - PTMG Fall Meeting 1994, Monte Carlo, Monaco; Speaker: "Trademarks in Cyberspace - Trademarks, Domain Names, Unfair Competition and Jurisdiction on the Internet" - NYSBAIP Section Annual Meeting 1997, New York, NY; Speaker: "Trademarks, Domain Names and Unfair Competition on the Internet" - NYSBAIP Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar 1996, Rochester, NY.

 

Ms. Chapman is affiliated with the American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section; New York State Bar Association, Member of the Intellectual Property Section; and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.



SUMMARY

EDUCATION
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, NY, Graduate Division (Tax - no degree)
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Nashville, TN, May J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI in speech (honors program), cum laude.

 

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS 
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; Supreme Court of the United States.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND SEMINARS
"BMS et al. v. Paranova, UCB SA v. Paranova and Astra AB et al. v. Paranova Parallel Importation in Light of the Decision from the European Court of Justice" ECTA Newsletter,

"BMS et al. v. Paranova Parallel Importation in Light of the Decision from the European Court of Justice" Trademark World,

"WHO, WHA and Why? The World Health Assembly's Resolution on Nonproprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substance" Trademark World,

"Proposed State Trademark Legislation" NYSBAIP Section Newsletter "Bright Ideas"

"Trade Dress Protection in the United States After the Supreme Court Decision in Two Pesos" Practicing Law Institute, Advanced Seminar on Trademark Law

"Trade Dress Protection" Practicing Law Institute, Advanced Seminar on Trademark Law,
"Selecting, Clearing, and Establishing Rights to a Trademark" Practicing Law Institute, Seminar on Current Issues in Trademark Law.

Author and Speaker: "Exhaustion of Rights/Parallel Imports and the Effects of Repackaging - BMS et al. v. Paranova, UCB SA v. Paranova and Astra AB et al. v. Paranova Parallel Importation and the Apparent Ascendency of Aesthetics in Light of the Decision from the European Court of Justice" - MARQUES The Association of European Brand Owners Annual Conference - Dublin, Ireland.

Author and Speaker: "BMS et al. v. Paranova, UCB SA v. Paranova and Astra AB et al. v. Paranova Parallel Importation in Light of the Decision from the European Court of Justice" - INTA 119th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

 

Speaker: "Parallel Imports and the Paranova Cases" - PTMG Fall Meeting, Berlin, Germany.

Speaker: "Pharmaceutical Trademarks and WHA Resolution 46.19. The World Health Assembly's Resolution on Non-Proprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances" - PTMG Fall Meeting, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Speaker: "Trademarks in Cyberspace - Trademarks, Domain Names, Unfair Competition and Jurisdiction on the Internet" - NYSBAIP Section Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Speaker: "Trademarks, Domain Names and Unfair Competition on the Internet" - NYSBAIP Section Continuing Legal Education, Rochester, NY.

Speaker: "Recent Developments in Trademark Law" - NYSBAIP Section Fall and Annual Meetings, Bolton Landing, NY and New York City.

Speaker: "BMS et al. v. Paranova An Interim Report on the Recommendations of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice" - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) Trademark and Copyright Committee Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Speaker: "Panel Discussion on Trademarks, Non-Proprietary Names, the FDA Labeling and Nomenclature Committee and the US Adopted Names Council" - PhRMA/PTMG Second Global Conference, Washington, D.C.

Speaker and Author: "Trade Dress Protection in the United States After the Supreme Court Decision in Two Pesos" - Practicing Law Institute, Advanced Seminar on Trademark Law, New York, NY.

Speaker and Author: "Trade Dress Protection" - Practicing Law Institute, Advanced Seminar on Trademark Law, New York, NY.

Speaker: "Selecting, Clearing and Establishing Rights to a Trademark" - Connecticut Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Seminar "The Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988," Bridgeport, CT.

Speaker and Author: "Selecting, Clearing, and Establishing Rights to a Trademark" - Practicing Law Institute, Seminar on Current Issues in Trademark Law, New York, NY.

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