Trademark Dilution: Theoretical and Empirical Inquiries

Symposium Announcement and Call for Papers
Trademark Dilution: Theoretical and Empirical Inquiries

October 5, 2007

Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, California

Symposium website:

Sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University School of Law

About the Symposium

This one-day symposium will bring together legal scholars and social scientists to examine trademark dilution as a legal and social phenomenon. Through the cross-disciplinary conversation, this conference will shed more light on the purported harms caused by trademark dilution and possible policy approaches to address those harms.

The Santa Clara Computer & High Tech Law Journal anticipates publishing a complementary symposium edition of the journal. In addition, trademark dilution research will be collected at the symposium website ( ), and videos from the event will be posted there as well.

Confirmed Speakers (subject to change)

Barton Beebe, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Robert Bone, Boston University School of Law
Ron Butters, Department of English, Duke University
Shari Diamond, Northwestern University School of Law
Graeme Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Christine Haight Farley, American University Washington College of Law
Jacob Jacoby, New York University Stern School of Business
Xuan-Thao Nguyen, SMU Dedman School of Law
Kenneth L. Port, William Mitchell College of Law
Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center
David Welkowitz, Whittier Law School

Call for Papers

If you are conducting empirical or theoretical research on trademark dilution and would be interested in presenting your research at the symposium or contributing to the symposium issue, please contact Eric Goldman ( ). Preference will be given to inquiries made prior to March 31, 2007.

For More Information

Professor Eric Goldman
Director, High Tech Law Institute
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: (408) 554-4369


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