Jeffrey M. Samuels


Jeffrey M. Samuels

Title: Professor Emeritus
Office: Room 231-A
Phone: (703) 346-1646
Fax: 330-972-2372
Email: samuels@uakron.edu
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Biography

Jeffrey M. Samuels served as the Director of The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology and as the David L. Brennan Professor of Law from 1998 to 2014. He taught 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 and currently serves as a consultant and expert witness in trademark-related matters. Professor Samuels also serves as a panelist and examiner in domain name disputes.   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. He has lectured and taught in other countries, including China, South Korea, France, and Argentina. 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.

 


Publications

  • Intellectual Property and Public Health - A White Paper, 7 Akron J. Intell. Prop. ____ (forthcoming 2014) (Ryan Vacca as principal author, with James Ming Chen, Jay Dratler, Thomas Folsom, Timothy S. Hall, Yaniv Heled, Frank A. Pasquale, Elizabeth Reilly, Katherine Strandburg, Kara W. Swanson, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katharine Van Tassel)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2013)
  • U.S. Perspective on Unified EU Patent System, in What Patent Law for the EU? (Center for Studies in International Industrial Property)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2012)
  • The Impact of Dickinson v. Zurko on Federal Circuit Review of PTO Board Decisions: An Analytical and Empirical Analysis, 20 Fed. Cir. Bar J. 665 (2011)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2011)
  • Lincoln and the Patent System: Inventor, Lawyer, Orator, President, 3 Alb. Gov't L. Rev. 645 (2010)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2010)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2009)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2008)
  • Court Opinions Affecting PTO Trademark Practice: The Year in Review, 89 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 177 (2007)
  • The Trademark Jurisprudence of Judge Rich, 56 Amer. U.L. Rev. 761 (2007)
  • United States, in Trademarks, Trade Names and Unfair Competition: World Law & Practice (John Olsen and Spryos Manlatis eds., Sweet and Maxwell 2007)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2007)
  • Precedential Court Decisions Affecting PTO Trademark Practice: The Year in Review, 88 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 203 (2006) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Recent Developments in U.S. Trademark Law: A Confusing State of Affairs,  88 J. of Patent & Trademark Soc'y 361 (2006) (with Linda B. Samuels)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2006)
  • Major Trademark Decisions Affecting PTO Practice: The Year in Review, 87 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 298 (2005) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2005)
  • International Trademark Protection Streamlined: The Madrid Protocol Comes Into Force in the United States, 12 J. Intell. Prop. L. 151 (2004) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Key Trademark Decisions Relating to PTO Practice, 86 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 247 (2004) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2004)
  • Internet Domain Name Disputes: The Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, 40 Am. Bus. L.J. 885 (2003) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Notable Court Decisions Affecting PTO Trademark Practice, 85 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 191 (2003) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2003)
  • Trademark Decisions Affecting PTO Practice in 2001, 84 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 310 (2002) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2002)
  • "Trade Dress Undressed": Wal-Mart v. Samara, 29 AIPLA Q.J. 43 (2001) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Recent Court Opinions Affecting USPTO Trademark Practice: The Year in Review, 83 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 619 (2001) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Supreme Court Makes Protection of Product Design Trade Dress More Difficult, 29 J. of the Academy of Marketing Sci. 108 (2001)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2001)
  • Highlights of Opinions Affecting PTO Trademark Practice, 82 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 311 (2000) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Trade Dress Protection: The Issue of Distinctiveness and Potential Conflicts, 27 N. Ky. L. Rev. 1041 (2000)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 2000)
  • Trademark Registration Practice (J. Samuels ed., West Group 2d ed. 2000)
  • Principal Opinions Affecting PTO Trademark Practice, 81 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 281 (1999) (with Linda Samuels).
  • The Madrid Protocol and Trademark Harmonization, in Cases and Materials in International Intellectual Property (Carolina Academic Press 1999)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1999)
  • Noteworthy PTO Trademark Decisions, 80 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 231 (1998)
  • Significant Recent Trademark Decisions, 80 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 453 (1998) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Jerome Gilson, Trademark Protection and Practice (J. Samuels ed., Matthew Bender & Co.)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1998)
  • Recent Developments in Trademark Law and Practice, 79 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 181 (1997)
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Final Regulations Pursuant to the Fastener Quality Act, 11 World Intell. Prop. Rep. 24 (1997)
  • Formulating an Effective Association Intellectual Property Program, (ASAE Association Law and Policy and ASAE Law Compendium, 1997)
  • Jerome Gilson, Trademark Protection and Practice (J. Samuels ed., Matthew Bender & Co.)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1997)
  • Color Trademarks: Protection Under U.S. Law, 15 No. 2 J. Pub. Pol'y & Marketing 303 (1996)
  • Famous Marks Now Federally Protected Against Dilution, 15 No. 2 J. Pub. Pol'y & Marketing 307 (1996)
  • Recordal of Fastener Insignia Under the Fastener Quality Act, 13 No. 6 Am. Fastener J. 4 (1996) (with Linda Samuels)
  • The Community TrademarkWorld Intell. Prop. Rep. 114 (March 1996)
  • The Madrid Protocol to Enter into Force April 1World Intell. Prop. Rep. 86 (March 1996)
  • The Trademark Office as a Government Corporation, 7 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 137 (1996) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Jerome Gilson, Trademark Protection and Practice (J. Samuels ed., Matthew Bender & Co.)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1996)
  • Protection For Color Under U.S. Trademark Law, 23 AIPLA Q.J. 129 (199)
  • Jerome Gilson, Trademark Protection and Practice (J. Samuels ed., Matthew Bender & Co.)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1995)
  • European Community Trademark: What Every U.S. Owner and Practitioner Should Know, in Trademarks America (1994)
  • The Changing Landscape of International Trademark Law, 27 Geo. Wash. J. Int'l L. & Econ. 433 (1994)
  • The Madrid Protocol and Harmonization of Trademark Laws, 10 Canadian Intell. Prop. Rev. 667 (1994)
  • The Madrid Protocol From the U.S. Perspective, 21 J. Japan Trademark Ass'n 23 (1994)
  • Jerome Gilson, Trademark Protection and Practice (J. Samuels ed., Matthew Bender & Co.)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1994)
  • Color Trademarks: Shades of Confusion, 83 Trademark Rep. 554 (1993) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Patent and Trademark Office PracticeThe J. of Proprietary Rts. (Parts I-IV)
  • Reflections on Management of the PTO, 75 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 247 (1993)
  • U.S. Perspective on the Madrid Protocol, 15 European IP Rev. 418 (1993)
  • Jerome Gilson, Trademark Protection and Practice (J. Samuels ed., Matthew Bender & Co.)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1993)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1992)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1991)
  • Analysis of Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988World Intell. Prop. Rep. 34 (Feb. 1989)
  • Questions and Answers on Intent to Use, 71 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 585 (1989)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1989)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1987)
  • Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984: An Analytical Commentary, 1986 Am. Bus. L.J. 601 (1986) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1985)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1984)
  • The Patentability of Computer?Related Inventions, 1983 Corp. L. Rev. 144 (1983) (with Linda Samuels)
  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws (J. Samuels ed., BNA 1983)
  • Contributory Infringement: Relief For the Patent Owner, 1981 Corp. L. Rev. 332 (1981) (with Linda Samuels)


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