Lynda Zadra-Symes

Lynda Zadra-Symes

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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Court Holds That Fashion Designer Karen Millen Cannot Use Her Name in Connection with Future Clothing Lines

A recent UK court held that Karen Millen, a fashion designer and co-founder of the Karen Millen brand, was prohibited from using her name, KM or K.Millen or any other confusingly similar names in connection with clothing and...more

10/25/2016 - Breach of Contract Confusingly Similar Contract Drafting Contract Terms Fashion Branding Fashion Design Fashion Industry Personal Brands Trademark Infringement Trademark Registration Trademarks UK

Is Brexit an IP Exit?

Voters in the U.K. recently passed a referendum paving the way for the U.K. to leave the European Union (EU). In response, British Prime Minister David Cameron resigned on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, with Theresa May as his...more

7/15/2016 - Article 50 Treaty of the EU community Community Designs EU European Patent Office European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) Intellectual Property Protection Patents Referendums Trademark Registration Trademarks Treaty of Lisbon UK Brexit UK Intellectual Property Office Unified Patent Court Unified Patent System Unitary Patent

Getting The Deal Through - Trademarks 2016: United States

1. Ownership of marks - Who may apply? An application may be filed by any person or legal entity that uses or intends to use a mark in connection with goods sold or distributed, or services transacted, in United...more

11/16/2015 - Foreign Trademark IP Assignment Agreements IP License Trademark Application Trademark Opposition Proceedings Trademark Ownership Trademark Registration Trademarks

Supreme Court Decision POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co: What You Need to Know

Why It’s Important: Yesterday’s ruling indicates that the reach of the Lanham Act regarding false and misleading advertising extends beyond the FDCA labeling requirements in protecting companies from having their customers...more

6/16/2014 - Advertising Coca Cola FDA FDCA Food Labeling Lanham Act NLEA POM Wonderful POM Wonderful v Coca Cola SCOTUS

Legal Perspective on Negative Online Reviews: What Both Sides Should Consider Before Jumping Into the Fray

We recently asked: for customers and businesses alike, what should we know about libel and defamation (and the legal pitfalls of online rants in general) before we post negative comments online? Here’s what we heard back....more

2/6/2014 - Anti-SLAPP Defamation Legal Perspectives Libel Online Reviews Social Media Yelp

Anti-counterfeiting strategies in the United States

Counterfeiting is a critical problem for trademark and copyright owners (‘IP owners’) affecting all industries, from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to electrical and auto products, toys and fashion items. To effectively...more

4/19/2013 - Copyright Counterfeiting Customs Enforcement ITC RICO Trademarks

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