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Unintended Consequences of Copyright and Trademark Protection in Design

Deborah L. Shapiro Moses & Singer LLP New York, New York, USA Copyright Committee

Erica B. E. Rogers Ward and Smith, P.A. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Copyright Committee

A potential unintended consequence of both copyright and trademark protection for a design is bifurcated ownership. This occurs when the original copyright in the design is held by a party that can re-claim its rights long after it was assigned to the trademark owner.

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Reaping the Benefits of Blockchain

Flavia M. Murad-Schaal MANSUR MURAD São Paulo, Brazil Brands and Innovation—Content Subcommittee

Bharadwaj Jaishankar Diageo Business Services India Bangalore, India Brands and Innovation—Content Subcommittee

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Weston Anson CONSOR IP Consulting and Valuation La Jolla, California, United States Brands and Innovation—Content Subcommittee

Lucia Scarpati

Lucia Scarpati Berken IP Buenos Aires, Argentina Brands and Innovation—Content Subcommittee

Blockchain technology is here to stay. In this feature, the authors explain its benefits for brand owners, including cost savings, boosted reputation and brand value, and a deterrent for counterfeits and gray market goods.

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Acting with Purpose: Brands & Social Justice

What are the risks when brands get involved in social issues, and how can the effectiveness of their reactions be assessed, especially in terms of consumer perception? To discuss these issues, Brand & New welcomes Peter N. Golder, Professor of Marketing and the Faculty Director of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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Get expert insight into the issues influencing the present and transforming the future of trademarks and brands. We explore current and evolving trends and practice issues, and interview leaders and visionaries from across the industry.

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With a constant eye on developments that our community needs to follow, practitioners from around the world report on legal proceedings and proposed and actual changes in laws and regulations to keep you up to date.

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Make data-driven decisions and strengthen your strategic guidance. Taking a deep dive into significant issues of our time, we highlight our own studies and other industry research.

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Industry Updates

Our ongoing series updates brand owners on online service providers’ efforts to curb counterfeiting, and represents our collaborative initiatives to fight the proliferation of counterfeit goods online and elsewhere.

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