If your clients own or are developing brand names in countries other than the United States, and expansion into the United States is a goal, they should apply to register their brand (aka trademark) in the United States and work to initiate meaningful distribution or sales of products and services in the United States as […]
Sarah Hartman wrote the article, “Femtech: The next big technology boom,” published in the January/February 2022 issue of The Patent Lawyer Magazine. You can download the issue here.
A sometimes overlooked benefit of federal trademark registration is the ability to record a registration on the Principal Register with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”). This is a cost effective method of dealing with infringing products being imported into the U.S. For example, in 2020, CBP seized 26,503 shipments of counterfeit goods, representing more […]
How will Brexit impact your trademarks and other IP rights? What you need to know before December 31, 2020 The United Kingdom left the European Union on January 31, 2020. The UK is presently in a Brexit transition period, during which it has remained within the EU’s legal framework with regard to many issues, including […]
An article by Stan Gibson titled “Deepfakes: dangers and developments,” was published by the Los Angeles Daily Journal on July 2, 2020.
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 […]
Stan Gibson posted “Motion to Disqualify Based on Joint Defense Agreement Denied Where Agreement Did Not Create Implied Attorney-Client Relationship,” on the Patent Lawyer Blog on January 23rd, 2019.
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 and Jessica Bromall Sparkman wrote the article, “The race to register: Will copyright applicants win or lose?” published by the Daily Journal. The article focuses on Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC (17-571), which is on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket for its upcoming term. The high court’s decision will resolve a long-standing […]