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.
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