February 19, 2014
Fitch Even partner John E. Lyhus will serve as a judge for the Fifth Annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation and DePaul University College of Law. The competition will be held on February 21 and 22, 2014, at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. This year’s competition problem focuses on the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act.
The competition was created as a means for law students to compete through oral and written advocacy in the nuanced field of cultural heritage law, which encompasses several disparate areas: protection of archaeological sites, preservation of historic structures and the built environment, preservation of and respect for both the tangible and intangible indigenous cultural heritage, the international market in art works and antiquities, and recovery of stolen art works.
John focuses his practice primarily in the areas of trademark litigation, trademark prosecution, and brand protection. He also represents clients in domain name dispute resolution, unfair competition, and copyright matters.