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Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2015

 
Author(s): Lynn S. Fruchter, Jeffery A. Handelman, Anne Hiaring Hocking
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Published: Jun 2015
PLI Item #: 59308
CHB Spine #: G1234

Jeff has practiced for more than 30 years at Brinks Gilson & Lione. His practice focuses on trademark litigation and counseling, both in the United States and internationally.  On the litigation side, Jeff handles cases both in Federal Court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

On the strength of this experience at the TTAB, Jeff wrote the two-volume treatise Guide to TTAB Practice (Wolters Kluwer, Supp. 2014), now a leading reference in the field.

Jeff speaks frequently on legal topics to organizations including the Chicago Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, Practicing Law Institute, and the International Trademark Association, as well as at some of the nation's top law and business schools, including the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Fordham University School of Law, Northwestern University School of  Law,  and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

PRACTICE/INDUSTRY GROUPS

Appellate Copyright

Trademarks & Unfair Competition International Trademark  Litigation

EDUCATION

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1984

B.A., University of Illinois, 1981

STATE BAR ADMISSIONS

Illinois

ADMISSIONS

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.

Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois, Trial Bar

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


Anne Hiaring Hocking has specialized in trademark and copyright law since 1981.  She is Adjunct Professor of Trademark, Copyright, and International Intellectual Property Law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California and Bangkok, Thailand.  She has chaired numerous programs on Intellectual Property law topics, and has served as President of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association and Chair of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section. She has spoken and moderated numerous International Trademark Law Association and Practicing Law Institute programs.  She has written for AmJur on copyright and trademark law topics, as well as presented numerous papers.

After working at two large firms, she was the IP rights attorney for Pacific Telesis for five years, where she was responsible for all aspects of domestic and international trademark filing and enforcement, and all copyright and trade secret procedures. In 1990 she founded her own firm, Hiaring + Smith LLP, which merged with Donahue Fitzgerald LLP in 2015.

Selected Publications

“Selected Liability Issues: Social Networks and Blogs” The computer & Internet Lawyer, (Vol. 26, January 2009)

“Does Information Really Want to be Free?” Gothenburg Film Festival, 2006

“What’s New in the Neighborhood – The Export of the DMCA in PostTRIPS FTA’s” Golden Gate University International & Comparative Law Journal (2005)

Fair Use And TRIPS: Too Much of a Good Thing?”, Copyright Law Society of the U.S. January Midwinter Meeting 2004

Selected Speaking Engagements

PLI, Intellectual Property Law Institute, various years

Selected Liability Issues, Social Networks and Blogs (2008)
Navigating Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Practice (2000)
INTA TTAB Practice for Novices Forum (2000)

Insight Information, “Sixth Complete Course on Negotiating and Drafting Licensing Agreements: Maximize the Value of Your Intellectual Property Assets” (2000)

PLI, Program Chair, “Understanding Basic Trademark Law” (1994-2008)

International Trademark Law Association, Panel Moderator for Hospitality Industry Issues (1999)

Panelist, Work for Hire Seminar, Law Seminars Institute (1999)

Sunnyvale Center for Innovation, Invention and Ideas, Washington & the West Seminar (1998, 1996, 1994)

“Geographic Misdescriptiveness”; PLI’s Fourth Annual Institute for Intellectual Property Law (1999) 

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Admissions

State Bar of California

Education

L.L.M. in International Law, Golden Gate University, 2006

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1979

B.A., Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1973, Phi Beta Kappa

Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany, 1971–72; 1974–1975

Albrecht-Ludwigs Universitaet, Freiburg, Germany, 1970–1971

Affiliations

Past Chair, State Bar of California Intellectual Property Section

Past Chair, State Bar Council of Section Chairs

President, San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (1994-95)

President, San Francisco Bar Association Barristers Club (1986)

Editor, Northern District Digest

Board Member, San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Aid

Composers Inc.

California Contemporary Craft Association

Mayor’s Advisory Council on Childcare for the City and County of San Francisco

Panel Member, Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts


Name: Lynn S. Fruchter                               

 

Position/Title: Of Counsel                

 

Firm or Place of Business:    Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

 

Address: 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10036    

 

Phone: 212 790-09207                       

 

Fax:                 212 575-0671 

 

E-Mail:           lsf@cll.com                

 

Primary Areas of Practice:    Trademarks and Copyrights

 

Law School:                Harvard Law School 

 

 

Work History:            Kaye Scholer 1975-1983

                                     Cowan Liebowitz  1983 - present

 

Professional Memberships:  NYS Bar Association