We are delighted to be co-sponsoring the Chicago IPO Annual Meeting again, 23-25 September this year. The Intellectual Property Owners Association invites participants to renew acquaintances and make new friends during this event which offers a mix of educational programs, committee meetings, networking opportunities, and exhibits.
On 24 September, IP Partner, Dr. Andreas Renck will be speaking in a session entitled “Trip Around the Globe: Challenges in Protecting Famous Trademarks Internationally“. With an increase in trademark hijackers, bad faith filings, and infringement activity through online and social media platforms, brand owners and their counsel need to be on top of their game to protect famous marks around the globe. In this session, panelists will review strategies and best practices in various jurisdictions, including:
- how to establish a mark is famous and well-known with surveys and other evidence,
- and what can be expected from famous mark registries.
Panelists will also explore alternative strategies for protection, such as copyright and industrial designs, and practical ways to deal with the increased need for enforcement. We look forward to seeing you at the event. Please visit the IPO page here for more details.