Alan Nemes

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Alan represents domestic and international clients regarding intellectual property (IP) matters, such as trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, domain names, advertising, labeling, registered designs, product configuration, customs filings, and IP litigation, oppositions and cancellations. He also conducts domestic and international availability searches for intellectual property – on behalf of food and beverage clients, fashion clients, consumer products and service companies, and others in need of protecting their brands and IP – and prepares and negotiates licensing agreements and vendor and supplier agreements with distributors, wholesalers and retailers.

Latest Articles

For many new companies, coming up with a unique name is not easy. As a result, companies often fall back on the family name of one of the founders as an easy and identifiable way to enter the marketplace. Companies may now want to rethink that approach given the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO’s) new examination guidelines for trademarks incorporating surnames.…
According to BrandFinance’s annual report on the world’s most valuable brands, the GOOGLE trademark is the most valuable brand in the world; worth over $100,000 million. So how is it that the world’s most valuable brand is the subject of a claim that it has become generic and is no longer protectable? When a trademark owner develops a product category that is new to the marketplace, its success in branding can sometimes be its…
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is at odds with the ever-growing marijuana industry. While marijuana legalization was a big winner in November’s elections, with seven states legalizing either medical or adult recreational use of the drug, the burgeoning industry may run into some problems obtaining trademarks for marijuana products and related devices. The lack of trademark protection could slow down or inhibit the growth of the industry as the lack of trademark…
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is at odds with the ever-growing marijuana industry. While marijuana legalization was a big winner in November’s elections, with seven states legalizing either medical or adult recreational use of the drug, the burgeoning industry may run into some problems obtaining trademarks for marijuana products and related devices. The lack of trademark protection could slow down or inhibit the growth of the industry as the lack of trademark…