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Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2018

Author(s): Jeffery A. Handelman, Deborah K. Squiers, Anne Hiaring Hocking
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Published: Jun 2018
ISBN: 9781402431906
PLI Item #: 219829
CHB Spine #: G1375

With more than 30 years of handling complex intellectual property (IP) litigation, Jeffery A. Handelman is nationally recognized for his experience and knowledge as a litigator and counselor in the field. He focuses on trademark, unfair competition, trade dress, dilution, false advertising, copyright, licensing, trade secret, and Internet-related matters, and his clients include some of the world's best known brands. Mr. Handelman is the author of the two-volume treatise, Guide to TTAB Practice (Wolters Kluwer, Supp. 2019), updated annually. He is a frequent author and speaker on trademark-related topics.

A past co-chair of Brinks' Litigation Department and past chair of its Trademark Practice Group, Jeffery has represented these and many other clients in U.S. District Courts and internationally, and has argued cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, the Seventh Circuit, and the Eleventh Circuit. Moreover, he has practiced extensively before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (TTAB).

Jeffery speaks frequently on legal topics to organizations including the American Law Institute – American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education, the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, Practising Law Institute, the International Trademark Association, and LexisNexis, as well as at some of the nation's top law and business schools, including the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Fordham University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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 Publications

  • “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)

Deborah K. Squiers is a Partner at the New York City intellectual property boutique of Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.  Debbie evaluates, advises on and litigates intellectual property matters involving trademark, copyright and related matters worldwide.  Debbie has more than twenty years of experience conducting clearance and prosecution of trademarks and copyrights, advising on acquisitions and divestitures of intellectual property, licensing of trademarks and copyrights, and implementing and supervising enforcement programs for trademarks, copyrights and domain names.  She handles the worldwide intellectual property portfolios of a number of multinational corporations based in the U.S., as well as the U.S. interests of a number of foreign corporations and individuals doing business in the U.S.

Debbie is an active member of the International Trademark Association where she was Chair of the Association’s annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in trademark law for law students and is currently a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.  She has lectured at area law school and bar association seminars.

Debbie is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal and Moot Court Board.  Prior to entering law school, Debbie was a newspaper reporter covering finance and legal news for the New York Law Journal and Women’s Wear Daily.

Admitted to Practice:  New York 1995; Connecticut 1994

Fordham University School of Law, JD 1994