Jeffrey M. Samuels is the Director of The Center for Intellectual Property Law and
Technology and the David L. Brennan Professor of Law. He teaches courses in Trademark and
Unfair Competition Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Introduction to
Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Prosecution, Current Issues in IP Law, Intellectual
Property Policy and Politics and a seminar in counterfeiting and piracy. Professor
Samuels has particular expertise in the areas of trademarks, domain names and unfair
competition. His bar admissions include Ohio, District of Columbia, Virginia, New York,
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Virginia. Professor Samuels served as the assistant commissioner of patents
and trademarks of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from November 1987 to
January 1993. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty in 1998, Professor Samuels was an
Adjunct Professor at George Washington University School of Law and George Mason
University School of Law. His professional memberships include being on the advisory
boards of BNA’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal and World Intellectual Property
Report. He also has served as chair of various committees of the ABA’s Section of
Intellectual Property Law and is a former president of the Cleveland Intellectual
Property Law Association. Professor Samuels received his B.A. from Colgate University and
J.D. from Albany Law School. 

Articles

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Court Opinions Affecting PTO Trademark Practice: The Year in Review (with Linda B. Samuels), Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (2007)

During the past year, the courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued a...

 

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Trademark Jurisprudence of Judge Rich (with Linda B. Samuels), American University Law Review (2007)

For nearly forty-three years, Giles Sutherland Rich served as a member of the U.S. Court...

 

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Precedential Court Decisions Affecting PTO Trademark Practice: The Year in Review (with Linda B. Samuels), Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (2006)

As usual, this year's trademark decisions covered a wide range of issues, including the registrability...

 

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Recent Developments in U.S. Trademark Law: A Confusing State of Affairs (with Linda B. Samuels), Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (2006)

The federal courts issued a number of important trademark law decisions this past year revealing...

 

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International Trademark Treaties and Laws (with James L. Vana), A.B.A. Section on Intellectual Property Law Annual Report (2005)

This Subcommittee prepared the following paper on a circuit-by- circuit review of the issue of...

 

Books

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Understanding Basic Trademark Law: 1995 (1995)

The following is a comprehensive overview covering virtually all aspects of practice in the U.S....

 

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The Madrid Protocol and Trademark Harmonization (1994)

Over the past few years, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized body of...

 

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Understanding Basic Trademark Law: 1994 (1994)

The following is a comprehensive overview covering virtually all aspects of practice in the U.S....

 

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Understanding Basic Trademark Law (1993)

In the year following implementation of the Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988 (the TLRA),...

 

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How To Handle Basic Copyright and Trademark Problems: 1992 (with David E. Bucher) (1992)

In the year following implementation of the Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988 (the TLRA),...