Jennifer Barry

Jennifer Barry

Latham & Watkins LLP

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California Supreme Court Defines Scope of Advertising Injury Coverage

Hartford v. Swift imposes “specificity” requirements that may provide comfort to companies facing disparagement claims while requiring careful navigation to trigger CGL policies. The California Supreme Court recently...more

8/22/2014 - Advertising Advertising Injury Commercial General Liability Policies Disparagement Duty to Defend Insurers Popular

POM Wonderful Decision: Companies Cannot Rely on FDCA for Protection from False Advertising Liability

The US Supreme Court allows private parties to bring Lanham Act claims challenging product labels that otherwise satisfy the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In a battle of the beverages, the Supreme Court recently...more

7/1/2014 - Advertising Coca Cola False Advertising FDA FDCA Food Labeling Lanham Act NLEA POM Wonderful POM Wonderful v Coca Cola SCOTUS

Ruling Extends Trade Secret Protection to Ideas

Altavion v. KMSL extends trade secret protection to valuable design concepts even when those design ideas are shared during a negotiation. Implications - In Altavion v. KMSL, the California Court of Appeal...more

6/26/2014 - Confidential Information Idea Theft Trade Secrets

EU Trademark Office Proclaims Black and White Are No Longer Colors

As OHIM announces three primary changes to the treatment of trademarks in color, trademark owners should review their marks to ensure adequate protection. The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM),...more

3/18/2014 - EU OHIM Trademarks

Win or Lose, Prepare to Pay the Government’s Attorney’s Fees

Federal judge requires parties challenging decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to pay the government’s attorney’s fees In a matter of first impression, a Virginia District Court recently ruled that the...more

1/15/2014 - Attorney's Fees Trademark Litigation Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks

Pinning Down Pinterest: Addressing Copyright and Other IP Issues

Pinterest is a pinboard-style content-sharing website where users can post photos and other content, share images and comment on each other’s content. Its rapid success—it is reported to have more than 50 million users—has...more

10/22/2013 - Copyright DMCA Fair Use Marketing Pinterest Social Media

8 Key Revisions to Chinese Trademark Law: Promising Steps Toward IP Protection

China’s significantly revised trademark laws streamline the application process, provide greater protection for well-known marks, and impose harsher penalties on infringers. China has long been criticized for lax...more

10/16/2013 - China Trademarks

Protecting Against Trademark Infringement on Social Media

Jennifer Barry, a San Diego-based litigation partner, shares best practices for lawyers on confronting trademark infringement and counterfeiting threats by users of social media networking sites....more

9/6/2013 - Infringement Social Media Trademarks

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