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
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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
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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
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
Practice Areas Mr. Schmidt specializes in intellectual property law, contentious and non-contentious, as well as cross-boarder arbitration and litigation.
Professional Experience Mr. Schmidt has extensive experience in all aspects of PRC trademark practice. He is experienced in managing large trademark portfolios and has helped a number of foreign brand owners achieve PRC “well-known” trademark status. He has overseen the acquisition of very high-profile marks and directed the recovery of numerous stolen house-marks.
With respect to enforcement, Mr. Schmidt has successfully prosecuted numerous administrative, civil and criminal IP cases in the PRC. A criminal enforcement matter he helped direct, involving a coalition of automobile manufacturers, was chosen as a top QBPC ("Quality Brands Protection Committee") case in 2004.
Mr. Schmidt began his legal career as a Colorado State prosecutor in the United States. He has substantial trial experience in both the US and the PRC. In 2003, he became associated with Baker & McKenzie’s PRC trademark group. In November of 2010, he joined Jun He as counsel.
Back in 1983, Paul was an actor in the Jacky Chan Kung-fu movie “Project A”.
Education J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 1992 Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, 1986-88 B.A., Colorado College, Colorado Springs, 1985
Language Skills English and Mandarin
Born in San Francisco, to a father from Shanghai via Taiwan, and an American mother, Ms. Young grew up in a Chinese-speaking household, and was educated at UC Berkeley. She received her Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, and began her practice by splitting her time between San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan in 1988. She added mainland China into her regular schedule in 1994, when Wang & Wang added its Beijing office. She was admitted in California and to the Federal District Court, Northern District of California in 1988, and was registered as a foreign legal expert with the Taipei Bar Association in 2004, and with China's Ministry of Justice in 2005.
She an editorial advisor, and author of the Taiwan volume of CCH Asia’s Employment Law series, the author of the Intellectual Property chapter of Juris Publishing’s Doing Business in China, and author of numerous articles on Chinese law and business, and has presented many lectures for the Practicing Law Institute, International Trademark Association, International Anti-Counterfeiting Association, and local bar associations. Young is a Trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation and is a member of its Executive Committee. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of the C.V. Starr East Asia Library at UC Berkeley, and is the President of the Board of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum.
Dr. Marcus von Welser is a partner of the IP law firm Vossius & Partner. He was admitted
to the German Bar in 2002 and obtained a certification as an attorney specialized
in intellectual property law in 2008. He advises and represents clients in all areas
of intellectual property law, in particular copyright, trademark and competition law.
He also has extensive experience in negotiating contacts and litigation, inter alia before
the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. Included among the
longstanding clients he advises on a regular basis are leading companies from various
sectors, such as software, electronics, fashion, furniture, food, automotive and
Dr. Marcus von Welser He is a lecturer on international copyright law and anticounterfeiting
at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. He studied at the universities of
Berlin and Warwick (United Kingdom) where he graduated with a Master of Laws
(LL.M.). He obtained a Doctorate Degree in copyright law from the Christian-
Albrechts-University of Kiel.
Dr. Marcus von Welser is co-editor and co-author of several publications, inter alia a
Manual on Anti-Counterfeiting and a Manual on Copyright Law.