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By Stephen D. Wilson | March 2, 2021 Effective May 24, 2021, U.S. brand owners will have an additional option to protect trademarks in Pakistan under an international intellectual property (IP) treaty. Islamic Republic of Pakistan  On February 24, 2021, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan deposited its [...]

By |2021-03-02T15:44:36+00:00March 2nd, 2021|

COPYRIGHT LAW UPDATE: Congress Passes CASE Act of 2020 To Create Copyright Small Claims Tribunal

By Stephen D. Wilson | December 22, 2020  On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (CASE Act), as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The CASE Act provides a voluntary small claims system to adjudicate copyright infringement claims that do not [...]

By |2020-12-28T14:07:47+00:00December 28th, 2020|

SOUTHEAST ASIA IP UPDATE: Malaysia Joins Madrid System

By Stephen D. Wilson | October 30, 2019 On September 27, 2019, Malaysia joined an intellectual property (IP) treaty that will benefit U.S. brand owners who wish to protect trademark rights in Southeast Asia. Madrid System The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid System) is a trademark [...]

By |2020-02-20T16:57:43+00:00October 30th, 2019|


The U.S. is a party to a number of intellectual property (IP) treaties.  These treaties help IP owners in the U.S. protect rights internationally, and help foreign IP owners to protect rights in the U.S. Madrid System One of these treaties is the Madrid System for the International Registration of [...]

By |2019-07-31T15:27:52+00:00July 31st, 2019|

U.S. Supreme Court: Copyright Owners Must Register Works Before Filing Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that copyright owners must register their works prior to filing suit against infringers. In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v., LLC, 586 U.S. ____ (2019), the Court held that registration is a statutory prerequisite to a copyright infringement lawsuit. Faced with a [...]

By |2019-03-07T13:55:07+00:00March 7th, 2019|
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