Posts Tagged ‘trademark’
  1. May 30, 2013

    Determining Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL

      Another issue that came up in a Table Topics discussion I moderated at INTA earlier this month was what constitutes genuine use sufficient to sustain a CTM in the European Union (EU). We briefly touched on Merken v. Beheer (better known as  ONEL) recently decided by The Court of Justice of the European Community (CJEU). Again because ONEL might not be well known to practitioners outside the EU I decided to summarize it and the guidance it provides.

  2. May 22, 2013

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe

    I recently moderated a table topics discussion at the INTA annual meeting in Dallas on alternatives available to US mark holders when registering their marks in Europe. One of the issues that came up was Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys v. The Registrar of Trademarks known as IP Translator (decision here). The case continues to cause problems for Community trademark filers seeking a community trademark (CTM) in the European Union (EU).

  3. July 18, 2012

    Coming On July 26: Accelerated Case Resolution Webinar Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

      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. 

  4. July 12, 2012

    How Brands May Navigate the Challenges Raised by ICANN’s Domain Name Expansion

        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.

  5. May 30, 2012

    Coming Up: Hot Topics In Intellectual Property Litigation, 2nd Annual IP Litigation CLE Program

    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.

  6. May 10, 2012

    Registering Your Mark In Europe? Consider These Three Alternatives

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. March 9, 2012

    Guest Blog Post: Why Did Apple Lose the First Round in Its iPad Trademark Dispute in China

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. February 13, 2012

    How to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Outsourcing

    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.