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Date August 1 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Cost $20


Join John Pickerill and Courtney Thompson, attorneys at Fredrikson & Byron, and Clark Rector, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at the American Advertising Federation (AAF), for a morning advertising program.

Our presenters will look at the following topics:

Disclosure and enforcement trends in quick content and social media.

Huge opportunities (and traps) in connection with new material entering the public domain on January 1, 2019, for the first time in 20 years.

Update on our government relations in Washington, DC and advertising and marketing issues impacting states.

Our presenters will provide tips and practical solutions, so you understand the legal issues and can reduce risk.


John Pickerill, a Shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron, assists clients with trademark planning, prosecution and enforcement, social media marketing planning and compliance, ad copy and sweepstakes/promotions compliance, industry agreements, dispute resolution, content licensing, and copyright matters. John was an Account Executive at Carmichael Lynch Advertising for 5 years in the mid-90s. He is also a former Board Member of the Advertising Federation of Minnesota and is currently its legal counsel.

Courtney A. H. Thompson, a Senior Associate at Fredrikson & Byron, focuses on trademark, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, licensing, brand management, and commercial agreements. Courtney uses her experience to develop and implement creative intellectual property strategies to address each of her client’s unique needs. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Advertising Federation of Minnesota and is on the Minnesota Film and TV Board.

Clark Rector  is the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs for the American Advertising Federation (AAF) headquartered in Washington, D.C. In his role as chief public policy advocate for the Federation, Rector meets with lawmakers and regulators to educate them about advertising and represent the industry’s position on important legislative and regulatory matters.  He has testified for the AAF before the U.S. Senate and Federal Trade Commission, as well as numerous state legislatures and city governments.         

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August 1
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Fredrikson & Byron
200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN United States
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