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  1. Global Intellectual Property (IP) Offshoring Panel Discussion – Trends and Challenges in IP Offshoring – 15 Feb 2012

    Global Intellectual Property (IP) Offshoring Panel Discussion – Trends and Challenges in IP Offshoring – 15 Feb 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.
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  2. Presentation at MENG Chapter on Protecting Your Brand and Intellectual Property from Online Infringement

    Presentation at MENG Chapter on Protecting Your Brand and Intellectual Property from Online Infringement

    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.
    Andrew will discuss why global infringement is a increasing and what brand owners can do to combat it.

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  3. Should You Apply for an ICANN Top-Level Domain: the Benefits and the Pitfalls

    Should You Apply for an ICANN Top-Level Domain: the Benefits and the Pitfalls


     
    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.

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  4. Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the U.S. and Abroad from New Forms of Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

    Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the U.S. and Abroad from New Forms of Online Infringement and Brand Attacks


    Below is the transcript of my January 26, 2012, webinar presentation sponsored by the International Executive Resources Group focusing on protecting intellectual property here and abroad from new forms of online infringement and brand attacks. But first a word of warning. My talk runs for about 45 minutes and therefore this is a long post. Here is a quick overview of what I cover.

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  5. Webinar on Protecting IP in US and Abroad From Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

    Webinar on Protecting IP in US and Abroad From Online Infringement and Brand Attacks


     
    Andrew will speak at a webinar on January 26, 2012 at 10:00 am sponsored by the International Executive Resources Group on protecting your IP in the US and abroad from new forms of online infringements and brand attacks.
    Andrew will begin by discussing three reasons why global infringement is a growing and what governments and copyright holders are doing here, in Europe and China to combat it.

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  6. Goodyman Meets the Hangman: The Federal Circuit in Benedict v. Super Bakery Afirms the Cancellation of a Registered Trademark

    Goodyman Meets the Hangman: The Federal Circuit in Benedict v. Super Bakery Afirms the Cancellation of a Registered Trademark


    Appellate courts prefer to decide cases on the merits. But  they will affirm the sanction of a default judgment dismissing a case where the plaintiff has repeatedly flouted court orders. The latest example  is the Federal Circuit‘s December 28, 2011, decision in Benedict v. Super Bakery affirming Benedict’s default and cancelling his registered trademark as a sanction. But although the Federal Circuit affirmed, it rejected the reasoning below of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

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  7. Guidelines for Authors When Drafting Publishing Agreements and Protecting Their Intellectual Property From Infringement

    Guidelines for Authors When Drafting Publishing Agreements and Protecting Their Intellectual Property From Infringement

    Authors: want some help in protecting your works? Here is the text of a talk I will give to the Cornell Entrepreneur Network on November 17 on how authors can protect their intellectual property. This post is long and ignores conventional wisdom that blog readers stop reading after 1,000 words.
    But you may find some useful tips here.

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  8. Webinar on How Authors Can Protect Their Intellectual Property

    Webinar on How Authors Can Protect Their Intellectual Property


    Andrew will present a one-hour webinar sponsored by the Cornell Entrepreneur Network on Thursday November 17, 2011 at noon EST on how authors can protect their works, negotiate favorable publishing agreements and protect those works, including  ebooks,  from Internet piracy. The webinar is the third in a 3-part series. The other two will focus on How to Write and Publish Your Book and Twitter and Blog Creation and Strategy.

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  9. BNA Program on Gray Market and Counterfeit Goods

    BNA Program on Gray Market and Counterfeit Goods

     
    Andrew will moderate a webinar on Wednesday October 26,2011, sponsored by BNA entitled Alternatives Now Available to Copyright and Trademark Owners to Combat Gray Market and Counterfeit Goods: Recent First Sale and Related Litigation. The 90-minute program will focus on recent 9th and 2d Circuit cases involving the clash between the first sale doctrine and Section 602(a)(1) of the Copyright Act barring the importation of goods made abroad without the copyright holder’s consent.

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  10. Guest Blog Post: How to Combat Counterfeiting in China by Effectively Using Its Customs Recording System

    Guest Blog Post: How to Combat Counterfeiting in China by Effectively Using Its Customs Recording System

    Introduction by Andrew Berger:
    I am pleased to share this guest blog post by Vivien Chan. She 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.

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