What’s New In Bad Faith and Why It Matters: Global Perspectives
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Bad faith is an ever-evolving doctrine in trademark law, which has seen several recent developments in key jurisdictions for brand owners. This webinar will cover perspectives from the US, China and Europe, with a focus on case studies and practical take-aways. For Europe, the panel will ask where does repeat filing stand after the Monopoly decision, how is the impact of the Skykick decision on broad specifications being felt, and what other categories of bad faith are emerging? For China, the panel will explain the impact of the changes introduced in the recent 2019 PRC Trademark Law on bad faith applications as well as Chinese government actions to combat bad faith applications, and give some tips on how to prevent bad faith applications effectively. For the US, the panel will discuss concerns about the recent influx of foreign trademark filings at the USPTO, and new procedures for cancelling and expunging fraudulently acquired registrations under the Trademark Modernization Act.
Bird & Bird
Nick Aries is an IP partner with international law firm Bird & Bird. He co-heads the firm's San Francisco representative (non-US law) office, where he advises on EU and UK trade mark, copyright, design, trade secrets matters. Nick also advises on strategy and coordinates IP disputes and litigation outside the US. Being in the US means Nick can be contacted on EU/UK IP matters by US clients and practitioners at a time convenient to them, which makes more frequent interaction on such matters possible. Nick is an Advisory Board member of the SFIPLA, a member of the SVIPLA, and a member of INTA's Enforcement Committee and IPO's European Practice Committee.
Monica Riva Talley
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Monica Riva Talley is a director and heads Sterne Kessler's Trademark & Brand Protection Practice. For over 20 years, she has specialized in strategic trademark counseling and portfolio enhancement, developing anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies, and resolving trademark disputes. Monica has been consecutively ranked in the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 since 2012. She has also been named an "IP Star" by Managing IP magazine since 2013 and is recognized as one of the magazine's "Top 250 Women in IP." Monica is also ranked among the "leading IP practitioners in the world" by the World Intellectual Property Review. She has served in various IPO leadership positions.
Tee & Howe
Mr. Zheng is a PRC attorney-at-law specialized in the field of IPRs prosecutions and enforcement. Mr. Zheng started his career as an IP lawyer in the leading law firm King & Wood Mallesons in 2003 and joined Tee & Howe Intellectual Property Attorneys in 2007. Mr. Zheng’s areas of practice cover counseling on trademark, domain name, copyright, unfair competition law and patent infringement, including advising on securing and defending IP rights, taking legal actions against bad faith applications, counterfeits and infringing acts, negotiating for acquisition of trademarks, licensing and handling UDRP actions. Mr. Zheng is particularly experienced in the areas of trademark enforcement and litigations and has been representing many well-known brand owners and MNCs in developing their branding strategy and protecting their IPRs in China.