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We recently spoke with Cesar Prieto, founder of CAP IP CONSULTING,  a Peruvian law firm which provides Intellectual Property services throughout Latin America. Thank you, Cesar.  Please tell us a little about your trademark and brand protection practice. Our firm provides consultancy on Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition matters.  We place an emphasis  on effective litigation, negotiation and dispute settlement solutions.  We started the company because we detected a need rarely satisfied by most legal…
The USPTO is offering its popular Trademark Basics Bootcamp, commencing on August 3, 2021.   Details regarding the first week of the Bootcamp may be found here. This eight week course provides the essential basics for any new trademark practitioner or small business wishing to increase their practical knowledge of trademark law and practice before the USPTO. A summary of the program is reproduced below.  Each interactive session is 90 minutes in length. Week 1:  U.S.…
Editor’s Note:  Japan trademark opposition law is the focus of this article in our ongoing series on global trademark opposition laws and strategy. Japan is an example of a country that respects the intellectual property rights of international trademark owners. Here are some important things to know. Who may file.  Any person may file with the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) an opposition to registration within two months from the date of publication…
Managing Intellectual Property‘s Global Trademark Forum takes place this Wednesday,  April 14, 2021. The all-day virtual event has approximately 200 attendees on average, from in-house trademark counsel, to law firms, and IP and brand protection vendors.  This year’s event focuses on brand management and protection strategies, including online enforcement issues.   Sessions include: 1.  Evolving your brand management strategy Interplay between trademark and copyright law Licensing and commercialization opportunities Social media legal issues 2.  Fighting Fakes…
Editor’s Note: this is a part of our ongoing series on global trademark opposition laws and strategy. The filing of a trademark opposition in Australia can be an effective brand protection strategy for international brand owners seeking to secure their trademark rights. Here are some things to know. Who may file.   In Australia, a trademark opposition may be filed by any interested third-party.   The proceeding is commenced by filing a Notice of Intention to Oppose
Innovative technology start-up leverages IP protection to fuel its venture We recently spoke with Mike Papineau of Sarasota, Florida, CEO of RideFlag Technologies, Inc. RideFlag is a vehicle occupancy validation app that permits government agencies to validate vehicle occupancy using highly innovative patented optic biometric technology.  The tool encourages carpooling and legitimate use of HOV lanes. RideFlag’s technology helps reduce traffic congestion and, as a result, reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Thank you, Mike.  What was…