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Thank you so much for inviting me. I think this is my fifth or sixth event with the Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. It’s always lots of fun, and I learn a lot. I’ve been spending the last couple of months doing a deep dive into everything Edward Sidney Rogers with no real agenda. I’m exploring what’s there, to see if there are any interesting stories I might tell. I found a few, so this afternoon I’ll tell one of them. I want to start with the mundane observation that intellectual prop-erty and intellectual property law are global. We’ve seen an especially crucial illustration in the recent weeks of the so-far unsuccessful efforts to cause the owners of patent rights in vaccines to waive their patent rights so that other countries can manufacture the COVID vaccine.


Copyright © 2022 Cardozo AELJ. This edited Keynote Address was given by the Author at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on March 24, 2021, at the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Spring 2021 Symposium, Diamond Anniversary: 75 Years of the Lanham Act. Permission is hereby granted for non-commercial reproduction of this Keynote Address in whole or in part for education or research purposes, including the making of multiple copies for classroom use, subject only to the condition that the name of the author, a complete citation, and this grant of permission be included in all copies.

Originally published as Litman, Jessica D. "Symposium: Diamond Anniversary: 75 Years of the Lanham Act." Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Journal 39, no. 3 (2021): 855-873.