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Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish.
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A Partner in the New York office of Akerman LLP, Ira Sacks protects his clients’ assets in trademark and branding matters, as well as general commercial disputes. He has served as counsel of record in more than 100 reported decisions, including two arguments before the [...]
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Solicitor General Recommends That Supreme Court Accept Review Of Case Involving Extraterritorial Reach Of U.S. Trademark Law
In an earlier post we noted that the Supreme Court called for the views of the Solicitor General on whether to accept review of Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc., a case involving the international reach of U.S. trademark law. The issue is whether a U.S. trademark owner can recover damages for infringing sales outside the U.S. to non-U.S. customers. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals said yes, if those non-U.S. sales diverted sales that […]