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Dean William Callyhan Robinson Intellectual Property Lecture Series Registration

Maintaining a Conversation with the Consumer, While Protecting the Brand: A Discussion with Under Armour featuring Toke Vandervoort, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Under Armour, and Douglas A. Rettew, Partner, Finnegan.

On Monday, March 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Slowinski Courtroom at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Reception to follow. Attendees are encouraged to wear Under Armour attire.

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As you may know, William Robinson was the founding dean of our law school, and a truly interesting and influential person – having been a law school dean, a law professor, a legal scholar, and, a judge. In 1895, William Robinson was appointed professor and named as the founding dean of the Law School at the Catholic University of America. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Dean Robinson was a lecturer and professor of law at Yale University and served as a judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Connecticut, before joining the faculty at Catholic University. Dean Robinson was a prominent scholar in the area of patent law. In 1890 he authored The Law of Patents for Useful Inventions, a treatise that was regarded as the “Bible” on patent law for generations. More than a century later, it is clear that Dean Robinson’s impact on the patent law endures, as his writings have been cited in opinions by the Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States District Courts, scholarly articles, casebooks, and treatises.

We are very pleased to honor Dean Robinson and his legacy. 

As Deputy General Counsel to Under Armour, Toke Vandervoort leads the legal team supporting UA Connected Fitness (comprised of MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and UA Record with over 180m fitness users worldwide), and has direct interdisciplinary leadership responsibility for Trademark, Patent, Product Compliance, Employment and Litigation along with collaborative leadership responsibility for Privacy, Security and Incident Response. She provides cross-functional legal advice and leadership on critical initiatives to advance Under Armour’s mission to “make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.”

Toke also serves as a member of the US Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and is Co-Chair of the ACC Data Protection and Privacy Forum (National Capital chapter).

Douglas A. Rettew litigates cases involving a broad range of issues, including traditional trademarks, trade dress, design patents, false advertising, product disparagement, unfair competition, and domain names. Doug is also involved in trademark and copyright prosecution and licensing. Clients include Under Armour, Bridgestone, the NFL Players Association, Capital One, Subaru, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and PNC Bank.