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Kane on Trademark Law: A Practitioner's Guide (5th Edition)

Author(s): Siegrun D. Kane
Practice Area: Intellectual property
Published: Oct 2007
Supplement Date: Sep 2012 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 978402409585
PLI Item #: 13723

“Judges complain constantly, though privately, about attorneys quoting dicta from court opinions as authority. Instead of word searches, smart attorneys should turn to Kane’s penetrating analysis of the precedents as the foundation of their research, for there is no better starting point than the Fifth Edition of Kane on Trademark Law.  In addition, practitioners can easily and instantaneously find the point in question in this very well formatted, clearly articulated treatise. ”

—Judge Paul Michel (Former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)

”[Kane on Trademark Law] is a reference tool that all trademark attorneys, both those who prosecute and those who litigate, should have close at hand.”

—Jeffrey M. Samuels, Esq., Law Office of Jeffrey M. Samuels, P.C., and former Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Many trademark law books are too theoretical in nature to be useful to practitioners and too difficult to read for non-lawyers who are seeking trademark protection.

PLI’s Kane on Trademark Law is decidedly different, bringing attorneys the practical instruction they need to help clients and offering interested laypersons the accessible legal coverage they’ve been seeking — all in one convenient, easy-to-read volume.

Kane on Trademark Law shows you how to select and develop trademarks that won’t trigger costly legal disputes; use and maintain trademarks in ways that will protect them over the long term; and license and expand trademark rights to maximize the full value of trademarks. Kane on Trademark Law also helps you to protect trademarks in court, by showing you how to prove various types of infringement and other legitimate threats. At the same time, this versatile resource highlights a variety of proven legal defenses against claims made by plaintiffs at trial. Included are step-by-step checklists, laborsaving sample forms, and full-color examples of effective trademarks.

Updated at least once a year and including a searchable CD, Kane on Trademark Law is an essential reference for trademark specialists and other intellectual property attorneys, non-specialists assisting individual in trademark matters, corporate lawyers, trademark officials, and individuals seeking trademark protection.

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Siegrun is a partner in Kane Advisors, LLP. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and has spent her career specializing in litigating trademarks in the Federal Courts and the PTO.

Siegrun also acts as a consulting and testifying expert. She is the author of Kane on Trademark Law A Practitioner’s Guide, now on its Sixth Edition. The text covers social media, false advertising, surveys— just about every issue likely to come up in trademark practice.

Siegrun is a frequent lecturer for the Practising Law Institute, the International Trademark Association (INTA), and other continuing legal education organizations. She has served on various advisory boards including the McCarthy Center for Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of San Francisco.

Siegrun has been repeatedly listed in The Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers and other “Who’s Who” publications. Her views on trademark issues have also been reported in the Wall Street Journal.