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The Advertising Law Blog provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. This blog is sponsored by the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions group at Olshan. The practice is geared to servicing the needs of the advertising, promotional marketing, and digital industries with a commitment to providing personal, efficient and effective legal service.

Showing 42 posts in Copyright, Trademark and Other Intellectual Property.

Intellectual Property Owners Beware: Russia Threatens The Established Order On Trademark And Patent Rights

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused chaos throughout the world and heartbreaking death and suffering to the people of Ukraine. In today’s global economy, the war has also resulted in consequences and instability beyond what is seen on the daily news. With sanctions from most Western countries and Russia’s own actions internally, global brands may begin losing their valuable intellectual property rights in Russia. Read More ›

Bloomberg Law Quotes Mary Grieco on Russian IP Concerns

Olshan Intellectual Property/Brand Management and Protection partner Mary Grieco was quoted in a recent Bloomberg Law article (subscription required) entitled, “Russian IP Animus Fuels Risk, Uncertainty as Firms Recalibrate.” Read More ›

IP Talk Blog Features Mary Grieco on CJEU Privacy Shield Invalidation

Olshan Intellectual Property/Brand Management and Protection partner Mary Grieco was featured on IP Talk, the news blog of Inlex IP Expertise, a French industrial property law firm focusing on trademarks, domain names and data protection. Read More ›

COVID-19 Intellectual Property

Almost all intellectual property offices throughout the world have used an online filing system for some time, which allows IP owners and attorneys the ability to file the required prosecution and maintenance documents online. In addition, many government intellectual property offices, including the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) have been set up to allow employees to work remotely. Therefore, while the physical offices of intellectual property government agencies are likely closed or are operating with minimal on-site staff, we do not foresee any major disruptions. Read More ›

Lost In Translation?

In today’s global marketplace, it is more important than ever for a brand owner to be aware of international considerations while building and marketing the brand in the United States. There are many similarities in the laws across the various jurisdictions in the world, although there are also significant differences, and a brand owner can run into serious or unintended consequences when expanding the brand into other countries. Brand owners should not assume that activities permitted or appropriate in the United States are also permitted and appropriate elsewhere. Many of these issues were discussed recently in Moscow at a conference of international intellectual property lawyers at which I presented, as the United States representative, on a panel entitled “Brand Protection Strategy in the United States and Russia.” The conference was a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Russian law firm Gorrodissky & Partners. Read More ›

New ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse Open for Business

By William MacDonald*

In anticipation of the rapid expansion of the number of top-level domain names from the current handful (.com, .net., .mobi, .jobs, etc.) to well over 1,000, earlier this week ICANN's new Trademark Clearinghouse opened for business. Read More ›

Copyright Act's "First Sale" Doctrine Applies to Copies of a Copyrighted Work Lawfully Made Abroad

By William MacDonald*

In a decision published last week, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons Inc., the United States Supreme Court held that the "first sale" doctrine under the United States Copyright Act applies to copies of a copyrighted work lawfully made abroad. Read More ›

The FTC Announced Its Annual Top 10 Complaint Categories list

The categories in the 2012 Annual Report are important as they typically portend future FTC scrutiny and enforcement for businesses in such areas. Read More ›

Copyright Owners, Leading Internet Service Providers to Implement Copyright Alert System

By William MacDonald*

The Center for Copyright Information will soon implement a subscriber monitoring and alert system in which copyright owners and ISPs will monitor Internet traffic in an attempt to help identify potentially infringing peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted material. Read More ›

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