Kirby Drake Speaks at 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting

Kirby Drake, Senior Associate at Klemchuk Kubasta LLP, recently presented a lecture at the 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Denver, Colorado.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society. The National Meeting, which took place August 28- September 1, 2011, consisted of continuing education courses and workshops, the Exposition in the Denver Convention Center and various Presidential Events. There were over 10,000 chemists and chemical professionals in attendance at the National Meeting.

Drake’s presentation focused on Intellectual Property Issues in Advertising and Promotion in the Chemical Industry. This presentation emphasized Drake’s expertise related to various areas of intellectual property including copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition, trade dress, and publicity/privacy rights. She provided a number of examples where intellectual property and advertising may intersect, such as using another’s trademark and making product comparisons in advertising. Drake also discussed several recent lawsuits related to false advertising and pharmaceuticals, food as well as other consumer products. Finally, Drake’s presentation offered suggestions on how to assess intellectual property risks in advertising.

“It is always a privilege to talk with chemists about intellectual property issues, and I am grateful to the American Chemical Society for providing me with such an opportunity.”

Kirby Drake is an active member of the American Chemical Society. She serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Younger Chemists Committee for the Dallas-Fort Worth Local Section. She also is an associate member of the Committee on Patents and Related Matters as well as an executive committee member of the Chemistry and the Law Section on a national level.

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Drake is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with expertise in electronic discovery in litigation matters, patent preparation and prosecution, with emphasis on chemical electronics and computer-related matters.

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