2013 Ladas Memorial Award Winners Announced
On May 17, 2013 INTA accounced this year's winners of the 2013 Ladas Memorial Award Competition. In the student category, Ukeme Awakessien Jeter from Case Western Reserve University School of Law won for her paper entitled “ICANN DOT-Anything: Rethinking the Scope of the New gTLD Expansion, its Effect on Government Regulation, and its Impact on Trademark Owners”. In the profesional category Yvette Liebesman, Assistant Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law and Benjamin Wilson, Law Clerk for the Honorable William D. Stiehl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois won for their paper entitled: “The Mark of a Resold Good,” which assesses the first-sale doctrine and its role in regulating secondary sales, particularly online. Ladas & Parry congradulates the winners and all those who particpated in this event which sponsored by the firm.
On January 9, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc., holding that a broad covenant not to enforce a trademark against certain products of a competitor moots the competitor’s action to invalidate the trademark. The unanimous ruling will impact the way intellectual property owners react to competitors, pursue litigation, and mitigate the risk of invalidation of their IP rights. More …
Ladas & Parry Highly Ranked
We are pleased to have ranked among the world’s leading law firms for trademark and patent prosecution in the United States in Managing IP Magazine’s 2013 Patent and Trade Mark Surveys. Ladas & Parry ranked in the top 25 firms for U.S. trademark prosecution and the top 33 firms for U.S. patent prosecution.
This year has been marked by significant judicial and legislative developments relating to the fashion industry in the United States. More …
Village People Mark Successfully Defended
Jay Bondell successfully defended two U.S. trademark registrations for The Village People against a variety of claims on an appeal to the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) challenging ownership and use. See Willis v. Can’t Stop Productions Inc.
Ladas & Parry LLP is pleased to announce the opening of our new office in the Washington DC area at 1727 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia, just steps from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The office will be led by three new partners, Donald L. Dennison, Dr. Malcolm J. MacDonald, and Mark Lebow. More …
Fashion Designer Christian Louboutin, whose shoes have graced the feet of many fashion-forward women, won the latest round in the fight over the exclusive right to use red soles for women‘s footwear in a distinctive manner. More …
The Internet is about to become a more colorful place, and more stylish and enticing than .biz, .tv or even .xxx ever dreamed of. New gTLDs are “generic top-level domains” that are scheduled to be released on the Internet in the third quarter of 2013. More …
John Richards’ paper on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act has been updated to take account of the proposed new rules regarding patent application filing requirements. More …
A separate paper specifically addressing the rules regarding the new requirements for filing a United States patent application (which come into force on September 16, 2012) is also available on line.
Ladas & Parry LLP is pleased to announce being the recipient of the 2012 Acquisition International Award recognizing Ladas & Parry as Trademark Law Firm of the Year. More …
Ladas & Parry LLP is an international law firm with 100 years of experience protecting its clients' intellectual property in the United States and abroad. Over the last 100 years, while other firms have come and gone, we continued to serve our clients passionately and effectively. However our focus this year and every year is on the future - and we look forward to continuing to innovate, reinvent, and reinvigorate our practice to the best benefit of our clients in the same manner that carried us through our first 100 years.
Ladas & Parry LLP — the Intellectual Property Law Firm for the Next Century — has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, London and Munich to serve clients, from numerous Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized enterprises, around the world and across a broad spectrum of industries, to entrepreneurs, entertainers and celebrities.
Our 100th anniversary commemorative book describing our first one hundred years of service is available online. It includes interesting photographs of our offices, partners, attorneys and staff over the years, a timeline of our history and of significant changes to the laws governing the protection of Intellectual Property during our tenure and testimonials from friends and colleagues around the world.
Ladas & Parry LLP has a team of highly skilled US attorneys, foreign attorneys, patent agents, and professional representatives in our offices. Our practice is broad-ranging, from all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright law and litigation, to advice on entertainment law, domain names, security interests in intellectual property, licensing, franchising and related aspects of commercial law and other legal areas dealing with technology.
Our comprehensive knowledge of global intellectual property law, our moderate size that facilitates personalized service and close attorney-client relationships, and our dedication to client service has kept us in the forefront of our profession for 100 years.
As part of our extensive involvement in the international intellectual property community, we are also proud to sponsor the Ladas Memorial Award, in memory of the outstanding contributions to international intellectual property law made by our late partner the distinguished practitioner and author, Dr. Stephen P. Ladas. The Award is presented each year by the Brand Names Education Foundation to the paper judged best on the subject of trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.
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