Those caught in costly trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board may be wondering how they might streamline their TTAB practice and achieve faster resolution on the merits. A webinar sponsored by the ABA Section of Litigation on July 26th may help.
The focus will be on more efficiently achieving a merits determinations in inter partes proceedings before the TTAB. Mary Margaret O’Donnell of the Blue Filament law firm (and co-chair of the Trademark Subcommittee of the IP Litigation Committee) has organized and will moderate what looks to be a fine program.
by Andrew BergerPublished Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
by Andrew BergerPublished Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Sometime in 2013 we may experience the largest expansion of the Internet namespace in history. On June 13, 2012, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names) announced the receipt of 1,930 applications from 60 countries for 1,409 new generic top-level domains or gTLDs. (A gTLD is part of the domain name or string to the right of the dot, such as .com., .biz or .org.) A list of applicants is here.
by Andrew BergerPublished Thursday, May 10th, 2012
If you are selling your trademarked goods or services in Europe, you may want to register your mark there. Your US trademark rights stop at our borders. But news of good brands travels fast. You don’t want to find when you expand to Europe that another has registered your trademark ahead of you in anticipation of reaping a profit from your purchase of it.Read more
Andrew Berger to Speak at Intellectual Property and Technology Association at Cornell Law School on Brand Protectionby Andrew BergerPublished Monday, March 26th, 2012
Andrew will speak to the Intellectual Property and Technology Association at Cornell Law School on Tuesday evening March 26, 2012 on How Brands May Protect Themselves Against New Forms of Online Attacks and Infringements. Information about the program is here.
by Andrew BergerPublished Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
I this week did a licensing program with Rand Brenner, President & CEO at Licensing Consulting Group. Rand is a licensing expert assisting clients in the acquisition and sales of licensing rights. His recent assignments include acquiring licensing rights for clients to several national brands including Major League Baseball, The NFL and NCAA Football.
At the program I discussed ten considerations the parties to a license agreement should keep in mind when negotiating it.
by Vivien ChanPublished Friday, March 9th, 2012
Introduction by Andrew Berger:Read more
I am pleased to post another article by Vivien Chan focusing on IP in China. Vivien is the senior partner of Vivien Chan & Co., a Greater China law firm with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai with close to 30 years experience in labor & employment, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfers, information technology, and related tax issues.
by Andrew BergerPublished Monday, February 13th, 2012
Thinking about outsourcing? Take a deep breadth and you may want sit down till the thought passes. Many outsourcing arrangements fail for a variety of reasons and even when they succeed the costs incurred may be more than the costs saved.
One of the biggest risks is protecting your intellectual property (“IP”) when it is outsourced. There are no silver bullets that will guarantee protection.
Global Intellectual Property (IP) Offshoring Panel Discussion – Trends and Challenges in IP Offshoring – 15 Feb 2012by Andrew BergerPublished Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Andrew will speak about the IP issues surrounding outsourcing at a webinar sponsored by Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL), on February 15, 2012 at noon EST. The program is intended for:
- Buyers of legal outsourcing services – law firm partners, counsels, IP counsel and practitioners based in the US, UK and other markets;
- Service Providers of legal outsourcing services – LPO executives, emerging LPOs from vendor locations in Asia, Africa, UK/Europe, America and others; and
- Investors, Software Vendors, Researchers, Academicians and other interested stake holders of LPO industry.
Presentation at MENG Chapter on Protecting Your Brand and Intellectual Property from Online Infringementby Andrew BergerPublished Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Andrew will speak at a MENG (Marketing Executives Networking Group) NY chapter meeting on Tuesday evening February 7, 2012, on protecting your intellectual property from new forms of online infringements and brand attacks. The transcript of the talk is here. This is an outline of some of what he will cover.Read more
Andrew will discuss why global infringement is a increasing and what brand owners can do to combat it.
by Andrew BergerPublished Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Now that the window has opened for submitting new top-level domain name applications, should you apply? Before tying to answer that question, a little background.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names, or ICANN, that regulates the use of Internet domain names announced last June that it would open the field of generic top-level domains (“gTLD”), the identifiers to the right of the dot (.com, .biz, .org) from the current 22 to any word in any language.