Anne Hiaring Hocking has specialized in trademark and copyright law since 1981. She was Adjunct Professor of Trademark, Copyright, and International Intellectual Property Law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California and Bangkok, Thailand. She has chaired numerous programs on Intellectual Property law topics, and has served as President of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association and Chair of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section. She has spoken and moderated numerous International Trademark Law Association and Practicing Law Institute programs. She has written for AmJur on copyright and trademark law topics, as well as presented numerous papers.
After working at two large firms, she was the IP rights attorney for Pacific Telesis for five years, where she was responsible for all aspects of domestic and international trademark filing and enforcement, and all copyright and trade secret procedures. In 1990 she founded her own firm, then in 2010, Hiaring + Smith LLP, which merged with Donahue Fitzgerald LLP in 2015.
“Selected Liability Issues: Social Networks and Blogs” The computer & Internet Lawyer, (Vol. 26, January 2009)
“Does Information Really Want to be Free?” Gothenburg Film Festival, 2006
“What’s New in the Neighborhood – The Export of the DMCA in PostTRIPS FTA’s” Golden Gate University International & Comparative Law Journal (2005)
Fair Use And TRIPS: Too Much of a Good Thing?”, Copyright Law Society of the U.S. January Midwinter Meeting 2004
Selected Speaking Engagements
PLI, Intellectual Property Law Institute, various years
Selected Liability Issues, Social Networks and Blogs (2008)
Navigating Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Practice (2000)
INTA TTAB Practice for Novices Forum (2000)
Insight Information, “Sixth Complete Course on Negotiating and Drafting Licensing Agreements: Maximize the Value of Your Intellectual Property Assets” (2000)
PLI, Program Chair, “Trademarks in the Global Marketplace” (1994-2017)
Mr. Kirkpatrick has focused on trademark and unfair competition law since 1980. His practice covers the full range of trademark protection and practice, including counseling; licensing; due diligence and other opinions on trademark aspects of initial public offerings, asset purchases, secured transactions, taxation and intellectual property holding companies; trademark enforcement and defense; litigations before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and courts; trademark clearance and registration worldwide; and trademark portfolio management. He is the leader of Pillsbury's International Trademark Team.
Mr. Kirkpatrick is the author of the leading treatise: "Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law," published by Practicing Law Institute with semi-annual supplements, also available from Lexis and Kindle. He has also published numerous articles on trademark topics, detailed below. This is the 28th supplement to the treatise, which was first published in 1996.
He is also a frequent lecturer at seminars, detailed below, of the Practising Law Institute (PLI), CEB, Intellectual Property Owners' Association (IPO), Thomson & Thomson (T&T), the International Trademark Association (INTA), Insight, San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA), Intellectual Property Law Sections of the California, Nevada and Utah State Bars, Bar Association of San Francisco, Golden Gate School of Law IP Institutes, and others.
The World Trademark Review 1000 described Mr. Kirkpatrick as an “outstanding prosecution and strategy authority who serves an eminent clientele, including household names in retail, food and drink and sporting goods.”
Honors & Awards
2013 WTR 1000, Prosecution and Strategy (2012-2013)
2010 Who's Who Legal, Intellectual Property: Trademarks—San Francisco
California's Top IP Lawyers, Daily Journal Intellectual Property Extra
Co-chair, Practising Law Institute program “Global Trademark Clearance and Registration Workshop 2013,” May 2013 Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update, PLI, October 2012 Trademark: Searching, Clearance, and the Application Process PLI, July 2012 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP | www.pillsburylaw.com 1 Trademark Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment Motions, Golden Gate IP Law Institute, November 2010 Foreign Trademark Conflicts, Cal Bar IP Institute, October 2010 Counterfeiting & Cybersquatting Damages, Rocky Mountain IP Law Institute, June 2010 Trademark Damages, PLI, October 2009 Trademark Licenses, PLI, 2007-2009 Navigating USPTO/TTAB, PLI, 2001-2009 Basic Trademark Law, PLI, July 1999-2012 Priority and Tacking, Golden Gate Law, April 2009 New TTAB Rules, PLI, 2008 Trademark Searches, CEB, 2006 New Dilution Law, PLI, October 2006 Trademark Prosecution & Fraud, California IP, April 2006 Advanced Trademarks, PLI, June 2005 Trademark Clearance Utah IP, October 2003 Trademark Clearance Nevada IP, September 2003 Trademark Searching, BASF, July 2003 Priority & Third Party Marks, California IP, April 2003 Trade Dress and Patent Law, SFIPLA, April 2001 Trademark Law Developments, PLI, November 2000 Product Configuration Trade Dress, SFIPLA, March 2000 Trademark Licenses, Insight, March 2000 Trademark Dilution Developments, IPO, November 1999 Foreign Trademark Litigation, PLI, October 1999 Trademark Searches and Opinions, T & T, September 1999 Litigating Trademark Cases, PLI, December 1998 TTAB Best Practices, INTA, September 1997 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP | www.pillsburylaw.com 2 TTAB Best Practices, INTA, September 1997 Proving Likelihood of Confusion, PLI, June 1996
Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law, Practising Law Institute, 2012 (28th supplement to the treatise, first published in 1996) Wine Trademarks, co-author, Trademark World, September 1997 Learned Hand's Trademark Cases, 82 TMR 426 Likelihood of Confusion Issues: The Federal Circuit's Standard of Review, 40 Am. U.L. Rev. 1221 Industrial Protection Design, 2 Intellectual Property in Business 17 Treading with Caution: A View of U.S. Trademark Applications, Trademark World The Supplemental Register Under the Trademark Law Revision Act, 79 TMR 248 Impact of the Trademark Law Revision Act, 44 Food Drug Cosmetic Law Journal 593 The Supplemental Register, AIPPI (Japanese) How New Trademark Law Affects Non-U.S. Owners, Trademark World U.S. Trademark Application Based on Japanese Trademark Applications, AIPPI Japanese Trademark Law: A Banker’s Primer, Banking Law Journal Off the Mark: Proper Use of Trademark Symbols, Madison Avenue Trademark Infringement: How to Avoid It, Restaurant Hospitality Trademark Law: How It Can Affect Banks and Thrifts, American Banker
Practices / Industries Intellectual Property Trademarks Health Care & Life Sciences
State of California District of Columbia
J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1980 B.A., Connecticut College, 1975 I, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa The Johns Hopkins University
He has a professional practice of more than 25 years in the Intellectual and Industrial Property area in matters concerning trademarks, patents, trade secrets, e-commerce, copyright, unfair competition, franchising, domain names and litigation in these areas.
He is former President of the National Association of Corporate Lawyers, Bar Association (ANADE), an active member of the Mexican Bar Association, the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Trademark Association (INTA) where he has been Chair of the Subcommittee on Geographical Indications for Latin America, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Licensing Executive Society LES and the American Bar Association, of which he is Associate since 1995, of the Social Union of Employers of Mexico (USEM) for its acronym in Spanish and is legal chapter of IBLS (International Business Law Services) in Mexico in electronic commerce and Intellectual Property.
He is licensed to practice as a lawyer throughout the Mexican Republic since 1994. He received his degree in law from the Anahuac University in Mexico City under the thesis entitled "The Trade name in the Mexican Law." He has attended specialized courses in Mexico as well as in the United States of America, protruding those of Comparative Law at Harvard University and International Business at the Escuela Libre de Derecho. He also received his Masters Degree in Intellectual Property, at the prestigious Law School of Franklin Pierce in Concord, New Hampshire in 1995.
In the year 2005 he attended courses of mediator and advanced mediator in Conflicts related to Intellectual Property given by the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
He has participated as a lecturer and speaker at diverse educational institutions. He was the local partner in the Intellectual and Industrial Property area of the international firm Baker & Mckenzie and he was also the founding member of Alegria, Mendez & Fernandez Wong, SC, firm specialized in Intellectual Property matters.
Susan J. Keri is a barrister, solicitor, registered trademark agent and partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. She has practiced exclusively in the area of trademark law since her call to the Ontario Bar in 1986. Susan’s practice extends to all areas of trademark law, including clearance and opinion work, prosecution, opposition, cancellation proceedings, domain name issues, licensing, commercial transactions involving trademark assets, and assisting with the acquisition and maintenance of international trademark portfolios. Most of her practice relates to the protection and management of large trademark portfolios for multi-national corporations in all industry sectors, with particular expertise in the pharmaceutical field.
Susan is a frequent speaker on trademark law at various national and international organizations including the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Pharmaceutical Trademark Group (PTMG), and has presented the Trademark Law Year in Review lecture at the Law Society of Upper Canada. She has written extensively in various publications and contributed the Canadian chapter on Pharmaceutical Trademarks in the World Trademark Review Global Guide for the past several years.
Susan is frequently listed as a leading trademark lawyer in Canada and worldwide in various legal publications, the most recent of which include the 2015 World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals; 2014 International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers; 2014 Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners; and 2014 Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law.
Susan is an active member of numerous organizations involved in trademark law and practice including the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Pharmaceutical Trademark Group and the Canadian Bar Association. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association and currently serves as an editor in its Trademark Reporter Committee.
Susan is fluent in the Hungarian language, and has a sound working knowledge of French.