Being an IP Lawyer in these Disquieting Times

Published: January 4, 2022

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Peter McAleese Partner
Akran Intellectual Property
Rome, Italy

This episode was originally published on April 14, 2020.

A frightening new threat cascades around the world, endangering lives, upending familiar personal and professional routines, and disrupting the global economy. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, we turn our attention to issues that are impacting intellectual property attorneys and brands in this unprecedented time.

Our guest is Peter McAleese, a partner with Akran Intellectual Property, a law firm which is based in Rome, Italy, one of the country’s cities hit hardest by the pandemic. Mr. McAleese is the Co-Chair of INTA’s Global Advisory Council-Europe and a member of the Association’s Right of Publicity Committee.

In this special episode, we explore what it means to him to be a lawyer in such trying times, specific legal risks to watch for, and how to keep going, while trying to mitigate effects of the crisis with resilience.

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Lexology: “Covid-19 and Intellectual Property Law”
Forbes: “COVID-19 Will Turbocharge Legal Industry Transformation”
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U.S. News & World Report: “The Impact of the Coronavirus on Legal Education”
INTA TO-GO, an e-learning platform with on-demand and live webcasts related to hot topics in intellectual property

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