James McCarthy

James McCarthy

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

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The IP Owner’s Guide to Brexit: Don’t Panic

By now, everyone has likely heard about the United Kingdom’s vote last week to leave the European Union. Few things are certain at this time, as governments around the world are still making plans to deal with Brexit....more

6/28/2016 - Community Designs EU European Patent Convention European Patent Office Intellectual Property Protection Patents Referendums Trademark Registration Trademarks UK UK Brexit

Changes to Trademark Registration in the European Union

On March 23, 2016, new rules came into effect substantially amending the Community trademark system in the European Union (the “amended Regulations”). Below we discuss a number of points potentially relevant to U.S. brand...more

6/2/2016 - Amended Regulation Community Trademark EU Filing Fees Renewal Fees Trademark Registration

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law: Spring 2015 - Vol. 13, Issue 4

Issues to Be Aware of When Seeking Trademark Protection - Trademarks are valuable tools for businesses since they allow a trademark holder to identify and distinguish its goods from those manufactured or sold by others....more

12/9/2015 - Advertising Substantiation Corporate Social Responsibility Costco FTC Green Guides Likelihood of Confusion Made in the USA Tiffany and Company Trademark Infringement Trademark Registration Trademarks Truth in Advertising

Unleash the Power of Your Trademark Portfolio, Maximize ROI, and Change the World

By the time this 2015 Fall edition of snippets® hits your inbox, our readers in the United States will already have been inundated with articles and thoughts about Thanksgiving—a time to take a step back and be thankful for...more

12/4/2015 - Corporate Branding Corporate Social Responsibility FTC IP Portfolio Marketing Trademarks

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 12, Issue 1 (Winter 2014)

In This Issue: Experience with the USPTO’s First Action Interview Program; “Patent Trolls” Beware – Congress Tackles Vexatious Patent Litigation; Evolving Data Protection Regimes in the Asia-Pacific Arena and Their...more

2/17/2014 - Asia Copyright Infringement Cross-Border Transactions Music Industry Patent Litigation Patent Trolls USPTO

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 12, Issue 1 (Winter 2014): Build Your Brand Without...

It is time for a new look at trademark bullying. In recent months, trademark bullying has captured the attention of the trademark bar and the national media. The Wall Street Journal has written about it, the International...more

2/14/2014 - Trademark Bullying Trademarks USPTO

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