Ethical Issues of Remote Work for IP Professionals
Before crossing borders, practitioners should look to the rules applicable in each jurisdiction to ensure compliance with requirements related to remote practice.
Having a reputable and recognizable name associated with a particular location can help attract visitors, encourage commerce, and ward off infringers.
Although the attempt to cancel the M22 trademark was abandoned, the case left many lingering questions regarding the intersection of trademark and public rights.
Companies with an international presence might use a different trademark if the original mark has a different meaning or was already in use in the local culture.
Recent changes to law and policy in the United Kingdom and European Union have changed how brands must enforce their rights in Europe.
Extension of the copyright term has been a point of contention in recent years, with some arguing that it will have a negative impact on future creativity and innovation.
With the emergence of the metaverse, the legal profession is asking whether current IP laws can be applied or if new laws are needed for an advancing technological society.
Media & Communications
The Court has been asked to consider whether section 230 protects social media platforms from liability when they use algorithms to curate content and whether they can censor content.
An effective nexus analysis may involve identifying demand factors, examining relevant patents, evaluating novel attributes of a claimed invention, and connecting back to the purpose of commercial success.
The chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law explores consumer attitudes about counterfeit goods by consulting some experts on Gen Z culture—his teenage children.