Andrew will be a panelist in a program sponsored by the New York County Lawyers’ Association on brand protection. The program will be held on September 13 at the Association’s Auditorium at 14 Vesey Street, 2nd Floor in N.Y. Other panelists are Sarah Feingold, general counsel at Etsy, Inc. and James Grimmelman, Associate Professor at New York Law School and a member of its Institute for Information Law and Policy.
by Andrew BergerPublished Friday, August 12th, 2011
by Andrew BergerPublished Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Here is the 2d part of my video interview with the Cornell eClips program on brand protection on the Internet. Part 1 of the interview is here.
Q. What Are Some More Low-Cost Suggestions for Dealing with Online Infringement?
A. You may want to pay the infringer to migrate elsewhere; a payment sounds counter-intuitive but the money you spend may be less than the cost of a lawsuit.
by Andrew BergerPublished Monday, June 27th, 2011
Protecting your brand from new forms of online challenges has become increasingly complex. The Cornell eClips program was kind enough to interview me on this subject. eClips, created by Cornell University, is the world’s largest and highest quality source of on-line video on leadership, entrepreneurship and business with more than 15,000 + clips. Here is the first part of the interview.
by Andrew BergerPublished Friday, May 27th, 2011
The IP Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation is sponsoring its first Hot Topics program to be held on Friday June 10 in DC. The program brochure is here.
The program will cover the bases: copyrights, trademarks and patents. The copyright program will focus on the unresolved issues arising from the 4-4 split in Costco v.
by Andrew BergerPublished Friday, April 22nd, 2011
Counterfeits cost brand owners billions of dollars every year. How can brand owners combat this problem? What are the best strategies they can employ and will they work?
I am delighted that Lisa Martens has given us some expert and helpful advice. Lisa is a Principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Her practice emphasizes trademark prosecution and litigation for the food service, health care, biotechnology, computer, Internet, and retail clothing industries. Her complete bio and contact information are here.
Cornell Entrepreneurial Network Webinar on February 23: How to Brand, License and Protect your Intellectual Propertyby Andrew BergerPublished Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Andrew will be speaking at a one-hour webinar sponsored by the Cornell Entrepreneurial Network on February 23 about how to brand, license and protect your intellectual property. The webinar will cover:Read more
• How can I transform my idea into a brand?
• What kinds of market strategies work best in the physical and digital worlds?
• How can I license my brand in various media: online, print, web, Facebook and more?
by Andrew BergerPublished Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Andrew will be speaking about how you can avoid legal problems while building your brand through social media at a program sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, the BUILD Education Initiative and the NY State Bar’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section.
The program will take place on Saturday February 12 and will run all day.
Express v. Forever 21: Ouch! Court Awards Defendants More than $700,000 in Attorneys Fees and Costs for a Successful Defense of Copyright and Trademark Infringement Claimsby Andrew BergerPublished Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
My earlier post on this case ended with the question whether the successful defendants would seek attorneys’ fees. The answer is a resounding yes. Judge Wright in the Central District of California awarded defendants collectively more than $700,000 in fees and costs, including fees incurred in preparing their fee applications. His decision offers guidelines for how defendants who prevail in defending copyright and trademark infringement claims may recover their attorneys’ fees from plaintiff.
Chloé v. Queen Bee, How Far Has the Second Circuit Extended the Long-Arm Statute to Reach Internet Infringers in Counterfeit Cases?by Andrew BergerPublished Thursday, October 7th, 2010
The Second Circuit in Chloé v. Queen Bee expanded long-arm jurisdiction over Internet counterfeiters in trademark infringement cases. See my earlier post about Chloé here. But how far did the court stretch the long-arm statute? As I explain below, Chloé creates puzzling questions that need clarification about the limits of personal jurisdiction in counterfeit cases.
At a TeleConference on October 6 on Chloé that I moderated sponsored by Law Seminars International, our fine panelists, Joan Archer, Esq.
Chloé v. Queen Bee: its Impact on Trademark Infringement Actions Against Internet Counterfeiters:Teleconferenceby Andrew BergerPublished Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
Andrew will moderate a one-hour teleconference sponsored by Law Seminars International next Wednesday October 6 at 1 pm NY time discussing the recent 2d Circuit case of Chloé v. Queen Bee and its impact on trademark infringement actions against Internet counterfeiters. Here is the link to the program brochure. The panelists are Joan K. Archer, Esq. of Lathrop & Gage LLP in Kansas City, Missouri and Eric J.