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Valerie Brennan

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U.S. – When did you last audit your trademark portfolio?

We have published a new topic Trademark Audits covering the U.S. on our free LimeGreen IP know-how platform. With pressure on legal and marketing budgets, it is wise for brand owners to take stock of their trademark portfolios and to establish priorities on which to spend their budgets.  Auditing one’s trademark portfolio allows the owner to focus

U.S. : Digital Millennium Copyright Act – DMCA agent revamp, act now

 Online Service Providers (OSPs) must register under a new electronic system by December 31, 2017 but can, and should, as soon as possible. The U.S. Copyright Office has ditched the scanned paper system for registration of DMCA Agents. OSPs seeking safe harbor protections may now register using the new electronic system, which launched December 1,

U.S. : Digital Millennium Copyright Act – DMCA agent revamp, act now

Online Service Providers (OSPs) must register under a new electronic system by December 31, 2017 but can, and should, as soon as possible. The U.S. Copyright Office has ditched the scanned paper system for registration of DMCA Agents. OSPs seeking safe harbor protections may now register using the new electronic system, which launched December 1,

EU/U.S. – Trademark Protection: Recorded comparative session

Last month we gave a Trademarks and Brands webinar focusing on European Union Trademark Protection. In this webinar, Pan-European trademark attorney, Julie Schmitt, and United States trademark attorney, Valerie Brennan, highlight the differences between trademark rights acquisition, protection, and enforcement in the EU and the U.S. They also touch on hot topics in EU trademark law, such as the

U.S. – Is Your Technology Evolving?

Outdated U.S. trademark registrations might no longer be lost. Owners of trademark registrations in the U.S. are familiar with the frustration of technological evolutions that result in loss of protection if a trademark registration is limited to the now-defunct technology. Current U.S. practice does not allow one to expand or change descriptions of goods or