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.
July 18, 2012
July 12, 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.
May 30, 2012
I want to encourage all who are able to attend an day-long program in Chicago next Friday June 8 sponsored by the ABA Litigation Section, IP Litigation Committee entitled Hot Topics In Intellectual Property Litigation.
The program at Schiff Hardin’s offices will blanket IP focusing on issues relating to copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patent law. The luncheon speaker will be Judge Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
May 10, 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.
March 26, 2012
Andrew Berger to Speak at Intellectual Property and Technology Association at Cornell Law School on Brand Protection
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.
March 9, 2012
Introduction by Andrew Berger:
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.
February 17, 2012
Andrew to Moderate Internet Hot Topics Discussion at the ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference in D.C.
Andrew will moderate a panel discussion at the ABA Litigation Section’s Annual Conference in D.C. The topic will be “Internet and Social Media in the Forefront: Current Hot Issues and Developments.” The program will take place on Thursday April 19, 2012 between 3-4 pm.
Speakers with be Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law at American University Law School; David Perrot, Research Director at Decisionquest; Stanley Pierre-Louis, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Content Protection at Viacom Inc.; and Mozelle Thompson, former Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission and CEO of Thompson Strategic Consulting.
February 2, 2012
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.
January 26, 2012
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.
January 11, 2012
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.