We are closely tracking the actions of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The USPTO remains open for the filing of trademark and patent applications and other documents and JMBM remains available to assist you with your intellectual property needs. On March 31, 2020, following passage of […]
By Rod S. Berman and Jessica Bromall Sparkman Published in the April/May 2019 issue of CannaInvestor Magazine The cannabis industry is the new investment frontier. Consider the capital investment by Constellation Brands in Canada’s Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis’s acquisition of Mexico’s Farmaciea Magistrales, Coca-Cola’s discussions with Aurora Cannabis to develop CBD infused drinks, CannaCraft and […]
Rod Berman was quoted in the article “Chinese Trademark Surge Signals Possible U.S. Market Entry,” published by Bloomberg Law News’ IP Law section on November 16, 2018.
Rod Berman’s article, “Expiring Patents: A Primer for CFOs” was published by CFO.com on February 14, 2017
Rod Berman and Jessica Bromall Sparkman wrote the article “AB 2249: State Park Trademarks” published in the Daily Journal’s section “New California Laws 2017”.
Rod S. Berman’s article, “Tax Incentives for Intellectual Property,” was published by the Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal on July 29, 2016. An excerpt follows: In the increasingly global world economy, the United States and other countries face an increasing challenge in attempting to remain attractive jurisdictions for the development and relocation of intellectual […]
Rod Berman’s article, “For Olympics, Must at Stake in Trademark Enforecment,” was published by BNA.com on Junly 26, 2016.
A recent trademark ruling in China has underscored the importance of early filing of trademark applications – for both the brand names themselves, as well as the Chinese versions of the brand names (i.e., the brand’s phonetic equivalent and meaning equivalent written in Chinese characters) – any time a brand owner’s future plans may include […]
Rod Berman’s white paper, “Wearable technology: Brand Implications and Strategies” was published by Thomson Reuters in July 2015. An excerpt follows: Wristbands that record and analyze your physical activity. Gloves that help manufacturing workers work smarter. Glasses that put a world of information and communication in your line of sight. These are just a few examples of the “wearable […]
Wearable technology has moved far beyond eyeglasses, hearing aids, wristwatches and pacemakers. Now that significant computing power can be packed into devices small enough to be worn comfortably on – or in – the body, numerous sectors are developing “wearables” for a wide variety of purposes. Google Glass® has been used to facilitate surgery, allowing […]