September 22, 2019 Column

For Our Readers

Janet A. Marvel

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Over the 30 years that I have been practicing IP law, we have witnessed truly momentous change in our profession. And that’s what we all would expect (and hope for). As a Landslide® magazine editor for the last nine of those years, I have seen us cover all these dynamic changes and developments: from ITU applications to federal trademark dilution law, anticybersquatting, and the GDPR.

Our profession continues to grow—sometimes with thorny and curious branches—and this magazine has helped forge a path through the trees. We continue to address what is thought-provoking and new in our profession and what is helpful for our readership as they practice all areas of IP. We consider and address what is working, what may be wrong, and, always, what is next.

What do you, our readers, think? Landslide is the flagship magazine of the ABA-IPL Section, and your forum for contribution and connection to the balanced thoughts of the best and brightest in the profession. I invite you to tell us what you’d like to see covered and debated in our pages.

As I begin my term as editor-in-chief, I thank the dedicated and talented members of our Board, our staff who make the magazine happen, and Adrienne Fields for her leadership this past year.

The Landslide magazine team and I look forward to hearing from you as we present the ever-evolving areas of IP law and the extraordinary people who contribute to the profession.