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.
October 14, 2011
Guest Blog Post: How to Combat Counterfeiting in China by Effectively Using Its Customs Recording System
Introduction by Andrew Berger:
September 19, 2011
Andrew will speak to the Marketing Executive Network Group (“Meng”) Virtual Chapter at noon on October 12, 2011 on how brands can protect themselves on social media. The Meng Virtual Chapter has over 270 marketing executives in 35 states and in 10 countries around the world.
Andrew will discuss the new online challenges that brand owners face and how they can deal with them.
September 6, 2011
Protecting your brand from new forms of online infringements and attacks is becoming increasingly difficult. The Internet is now a wild west of content formation and brand owners can no longer control the message or as the Burger King commercial used to tout, “have it your way.”
So what should you do? Here are two video clips of my interview about brand protection produced by the Cornell eClips program. eClips, created by Cornell University, is a quality source of on-line video on leadership, entrepreneurship and business with more than 15,000 + clips.
August 12, 2011
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.
July 5, 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.
June 27, 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.
April 27, 2011
The Advanced IP Forum for Advertising Counsel will take place in NY from April 27-29. The program offers an impressive list of speakers from the content and media industries. Andrew will moderate a panel at this Forum on April 28. The program brochure is here
The April 28 panel will focus on combating IP infringement on the internet.
April 22, 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.
December 8, 2010
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 Claims
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.
October 7, 2010
Chloé v. Queen Bee, How Far Has the Second Circuit Extended the Long-Arm Statute to Reach Internet Infringers in Counterfeit Cases?
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.