Broadcast Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


What’s new in trademark law in the age of COVID-19?  Join seasoned trademark law experts, Stephen Jadie Coates (Coates IP) and Maureen Shannon (Rivian Automotive), as they discuss how the ramifications of the pandemic has impacted the practice of trademark law and their perspective on such changes.  Speakers will also discuss recent cases and upcoming regulatory changes. They will also provide the audience with practical strategies for managing trademark issues in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

In a LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:

  • What’s new in trademark law in the age of COVID?
  • Meet Rivian Automotive’s First Trademark Counsel.
  • How is COVID changing online enforcement?
  • How are brand owners responding to the social justice movement?


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of trademark law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Stephen Jadie Coates, Founder
Coates IP

Steve is the founding partner of Coates IP, an intellectual property boutique where he specializes primarily in trademarks, domain names and copyright law. Prior to his current role, Steve managed the trademark and domain name practices at Amazon and Twitter, among other things.  He is active in Internet governance policy, currently as a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN and he sits on the advisory board of the NYU Law Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy. Steve is also very active at the International Trademark Association, where he has been a committee member since 2007, and led a domain name subcommittee on new gTLDs.

Maureen Shannon, Trademark Counsel
Rivian Automotive

Contributing over 15 years of experience, Maureen leads global brand protection for Rivian Automotive. Responsibilities at prior in-house roles for several fin-tech companies included designing and implementing strategies for global brand protection, monitoring and enforcement, and executing a multi-company rebrand, as well as building the patent and trade secret programs. Maureen has also launched startups ranging from an e-commerce platform to an Internet service provider. As outside counsel, Maureen managed brand protection initiatives and IP litigation for a variety of clients. In her roles, Maureen received recognition for her contributions and execution, ease of knowledge-sharing, her focus on positive team building, integrity, and her ability to manage the dynamics of a rapidly changing environment with a focus on crafting solutions.


Stephen Jadie CoatesFounder

Coates IP

Maureen ShannonTrademark Counsel

Rivian Automotive

Date & Time:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Trademark Lawyers
  • Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • Brand Managers
  • IP Consultants and Experts
  • General Counsel


Stephen Jadie CoatesFounder
Coates IP
Maureen ShannonTrademark Counsel
Rivian Automotive



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