Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
Paul C. Van Slyke
The second of a two-part look at updates to the U.S. trademark registration process, and what to expect if yours was selected for an audit.
How long do patent applications take? Consider what you're filing for, and the strength of your proposal.
Corinne E. Atton and April M. Breyer
The March 2017 statistics issued by PTAB report that across all technologies, all challenged patent claims are found patentable in only 19 percent of inter partes review (IPR) final written decisions.
Paul C. Van Slyke
Your company name and important brand names are two types of your most valuable business assets. Without your company name and brand names, consumers and trade buyers would not be able to identify easily (and choose) your goods or services over those of another.
Trademark clearance for craft breweries.
S. Benjamin Pleune
Inter partes review (IPR) has become the procedure of choice to resolve the validity of patents, with or without a co-pending litigation.
A look back at the 1983 Nilssen case, and what it means for patent law today.
What is "use" in commerce?
Carol Steinour Young and Emily Hart
On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court settled the issue of whether an offensive name—in this case, an Asian-American rock band called “The Slants”—can properly be registered as a trademark.
Jamie L. Graham
Patent law is one more area up for debate with changes coming to the Supreme Court.
Registering and investigating trademarks are just the beginning when it comes to keeping your intellectual property safe.
Michael B. Fein
If the European Parliament and the 25 participating states were trying to emulate a U.S. patent and replace the present Balkanized system wherein each state has its own patent granting authority and courts handling patent litigation, it has failed miserably.
Brand owners seeking to obtain exclusive rights in their advertising slogans for campaigns encompassing the United States and Europe should bear in mind certain well-established principles.
Attorneys should follow these steps to get the most for their clients following a car accident.
Victims of accidents in California can receive damages for their injury, whether that be physical, emotional, or financial.
For decades, supply chains have been getting increasingly intricate. Now the Trump administration’s trade policies and other disruptions are challenging those systems
What law firms need to know about translator credentials.
Lawyers looking to maximize their M&A leverage need to keep one person (after their client) in mind above all: local counsel.
With all the advances in medical knowledge and experience, why are there so many medical errors and what can be done to reduce them?
The country’s economic upheaval is grabbing headlines—and raising eyebrows—around the world. What comes next seems far from certain.
Elise Scott, Madalyn Brown, and Bob DeMott
Corporate social responsibility isn’t just good for the planet—increasingly, it’s good for business, too.
Greenberg and Fisher Phillips make new hires, and Children's Law Center recognizes McDermott Will & Emery.
An Interview With Jan Bernd Nordemann of Boehmert & Boehmert, Winner of the 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" Award for Intellectual Property Law in Germany
The international property law attorney discusses his firm's recent successes and the trends taking over the IP field.
This week in news from our listed attorneys, millions are set aside in a fund for Native American farmers after a winnning class action suit.
An Interview With Walter Uebelhoer of Allen & Overy, 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" Award-Winner for Banking Law in Germany
Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer in conversation with the leading attorney at the Allen & Overy, a 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" winner.
A roundup of hirings, awards, and industry news relevant to our listed lawyers.
Mariano Roca López
With a new government in Spain, big changes are coming to taxpayers.
Alexander Minin discusses his tax practice at the 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" winning firm.