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New Canada Trademark Laws Affecting U.S. Brand Owners

By Stephen D. Wilson | November 26, 2018 As global trade and multinational business grow, worldwide trademark protection has become extremely important.  Canada is or may become a vital market for many U.S. brand owners, and vice versa. Brand owners should be aware that the Government of Canada is in [...]

By | 2018-12-04T15:25:50+00:00 December 4th, 2018|

Does My Business Need An IP Audit?

By Stephen D. Wilson | November 7, 2018 The value of intangible assets including intellectual property (IP) is rising steeply in the U.S. and globally.  Businesses and their advisors need to understand and leverage a company’s portfolio of IP assets to maximize present and future value.  An IP audit may [...]

By | 2018-11-07T18:19:28+00:00 November 7th, 2018|

New Copyright Law: Music Modernization Act (MMA)

By Stephen D. Wilson | October 11, 2018 On October 11, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law.  This bipartisan law amends the U.S. Copyright Act, and is the first major reform of music copyright law in the U.S. in [...]

By | 2018-10-31T16:57:00+00:00 October 31st, 2018|

Cybersquatting and Public Use: The Eleventh Circuit Weighs In

By Jack Zoesch & Adam Royal The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently decided a case involving trademark protection for domain names. The case, Direct Niche, LLC v. Via Varejo S/A, 898 F.3d 1144 (11th Cir. 2018), involved alleged cybersquatting, which refers to the bad faith [...]

By | 2018-10-31T13:53:25+00:00 October 24th, 2018|

Is Intellectual Property a Constitutional Right?

By Stephen D. Wilson | October 16, 2018 Did you know that the United States Constitution has an intellectual property (IP) clause? The IP Clause of the U.S. Constitution (1787) The U.S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787.  Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution grants Congress [...]

By | 2018-10-22T12:52:44+00:00 October 16th, 2018|

Should U.S. Brand Owners Be Worried About Brexit?

By Stephen D. Wilson | September 25, 2018 In an increasingly global, crowded, and competitive market, savvy U.S. brand owners recognize the strategic benefits, value, and necessity of protecting their trademarks and other intellectual property (IP) beyond U.S. borders.  The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) are important [...]

By | 2018-10-22T12:53:59+00:00 September 27th, 2018|