On April 14, Walter Welsh of WHIPgroup was part of panel that presented on Protecting and Enforcing Your Brand Against Infringers and Competitors at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Orlando. This presentation provided an overview of trademark protection including the difference between trademarks and other forms of intellectual property and how to establish trademark rights. The panel discussed best practices around selection, clearance, adoption and use of trademarks and how to best protect trademark rights along with the various pros and cons of options for enforcement such as cease and desists, co-existence arrangements, Oppositions, Cancellations, and Litigation.
Recently, WHIPGROUP engaged in an arbitration that included a five day hearing in the City. Here are some thoughts about why arbitration is different (not clearly better or worse) than litigation. Venue The AAA arbitral [Read More…]
WHIPGroup previously filed a Motion to Dismiss a patent infringement suit filed against its client TomTom in the Western District of Texas. Rather than opposing WHIPGroup’s motion to dismiss, Plaintiff MDSP Technologies LLC voluntarily dismissed [Read More…]
WHIPgroup succeeded in having anticipation and indefiniteness rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to a sequencing station that manages both sequencing and restacking tasks. The Examiner had [Read More…]