Monday, May 13, 2024

Reminder on Call for Papers: Trademark and Unfair Competition Scholarship Roundtable 2024

 The Trademark and Unfair Competition Scholarship Roundtable co-hosted by Harvard, NYU, and the University of Pennsylvania will take place this year at Harvard. The Roundtable is designed to be a forum for the discussion of current trademark, false advertising, and right of publicity scholarship, covering a range of methodologies, topics, and perspectives. Five to six papers will be chosen for discussion over the course of the Roundtable, with each paper allocated an entire hour for discussion and assigned a commentator.   

The Roundtable will be held on Friday, October 18, 2024. If there is a critical mass of papers, we may also extend the Roundtable through Saturday morning, October 19. Participation at the Roundtable will be limited and invitation-only and we expect all participants to have read the papers in advance. The Roundtable will cover the travel and lodging expenses for invited authors. 

We invite submissions from academics working on any aspect of trademark, false advertising, marketing, right of publicity, or related areas of the law. Priority will be given to those who can attend the entire event and a dinner the night of Friday, October 18. Submissions must be of full drafts in Microsoft word format. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2024, and decisions on participation will be made shortly thereafter, ideally, by June 1st.   

To submit a draft paper, please fill out the form here ( and upload an anonymized version of your draft.  Please note that the maximum file size that may be uploaded is 10MB. Appendices or other supporting material can be uploaded separately; please do not submit a CV or cover letter. 

For further information about the Roundtable, please email: Barton Beebe (NYU):; Jennifer Rothman (Penn):, or Rebecca Tushnet (Harvard):

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