Micheline Kelly Johnson

Micheline Kelly Johnson

Baker Donelson

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Advertising and Fair Use of Trademark: Oprah's Aha! Moment

On September 16, 2016, the Second Circuit cleared Oprah Winfrey's company and magazine of charges that their use of the phrase "Own Your Power" infringed a motivational speaker's trademark rights. The judges said that despite...more

9/29/2016 - Trademark Infringement Trademark Litigation Trademarks

Dietary Supplements and Class Actions: Getting Schooled in California

Three cases pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals may help resolve splits in the district courts over (1) defining an appropriate class of plaintiffs ("ascertainability") and (2) the propriety of awarding class-wide...more

7/26/2016 - Ascertainable Class Class Action Corporate Counsel Dietary Supplements Food Labeling Natural Products

Will Your EU Registrations Be Invalidated by the New Law?

On December 15, 2015, following several years of negotiations, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union approved a new EU Trade Mark Directive as well as a new Trade Mark Regulation....more

1/26/2016 - EU Fees Intellectual Property Protection Trade Mark Directive Trademarks

The New Cuba Reality and Your Intellectual Property

With the recent changes to the Cuba-U.S. relationship, certain aspects of the Cuban economy are opening up to U.S. companies. You may now be contemplating joining other businesses that are or will be selling or manufacturing...more

7/28/2015 - Coca Cola Cuba First-to-File Foreign Entities Foreign Trademark Google Madrid Protocol Manufacturers Microsoft Popular Sanctions Telecommunications Trademark Registration

The New China and Your Company's Intellectual Property

The Chinese economy has changed dramatically in the past two, five, and even 20 years, but its intellectual property (IP) laws have only very recently developed to somewhat better deal with the new reality. The new Chinese...more

7/9/2014 - China Corporate Counsel Gray Market Goods Intellectual Property Litigation State-Owned Enterprises

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