London Office Moving
The firm's London Office together with its associated UK Patent Agency, Langner Parry, is moving into new quarters in the heart of London's legal district at Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London EC4Y 0DA effective December 9, 2013. Telephone numbers and email addresses will remain unchanged.
Ladas & Parry LLP is pleased to announce that ten of the firm’s attorneys have been chosen as IP Stars and as Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. More …
Ladas Memorial Award Competition
The Ladas Memorial Award was established in memory of our late partner Dr. Stephen P. Ladas, distinguished practitioner and author. Funded by Ladas & Parry LLP and presented each year by the Brand Names Education Foundation, this yearly award is presented in Student and Professional categories for a paper on trademark law or a matter that directly lates to or affects trademarks. The current deadline date for submitting a paper is January 17, 2014. Learn more …
Money For Lunch
Lanning Bryer, Director of the firm’s Mergers, Acquisitions, and Licensing Group., is scheduled to be an upcoming guest on the popular internet radio show Money For Lunch. Mr. Bryer will be speaking about the commercialization and exploitation of intellectual property assets. The interview will be aired during the show on September 13, 2013 between 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. It will be broadcast on the Money For Lunch website, and can also be downloaded at any time after the show airs. In addition, it will be available as a free iTunes podcast, by searching “MoneyForLunch” in the iTunes’ podcast store.
The firm reports, with deep sorrow, the death of our partner John McKie on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. More …
Since 2005 there has been increased concern about patent enforcement by parties that have variously been referred to as patent trolls, non-practicing entities, patent aggregators and, most recently, patent assertion entities. Typically such entities have acquired patents from the original patentees and do not operate under the patents in question. More …
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that isolated DNA having the same sequence as naturally-occurring DNA is not patentable subject matter is inconsistent with the position of the European Patent Office and Japanese law. More …
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 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, the Washington DC area, 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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