IP Buzz- October 2011

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IN THIS ISSUE:

America Invents Act of 2011: Major Changes in the Law that Will Affect Patent Litigation Strategies

Some litigation-related changes brought about by the AIA came into effect immediately upon its enactment on September 16, 2011, and are already in play.....

Obtaining Patents Under the America Invents Act

Originally proposed in 2005, the America Invents Act ("AIA"), colloquially known as the "patent reform bill," was signed into law on September 16, 2011.....

Combating Grey Market Goods

Is your company and brand ready and aimed to fire against the threats posed by unauthorized grey market goods and parallel imports?....

Fan Art: Friend or Foe?

What would Campbell's soup or Brillo soap pads do if they were confronted by the artworks of a young artist named Andy Warhol?....

"Top Ten List" of Best IP Practices

In September 2011, Marcella Ballard, a Partner in Venable’s IP Litigation Practice Group, presented at the 7th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Conference in New York. Her presentation covered best IP Practices to utilize to protect a global brand.....

Why Do I Need to Know About the America Invents Act?

After six years of starts and stops and extensive debate, Congress enacted the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) on September 16, 2011.....

Domain Name Issues Update

The sunrise period for owners of registered trademarks to register or block registration of .xxx domain names closes October 28, 2011.....

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

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Published In: Art, Entertainment & Sports Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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