Friday, August 18, 2017

Best Practices for Coordinating With Customs


Jennifer Ko Craft (Member, Las Vegas) has written an article for the Nevada Lawyer Magazine (August 2017 edition) titled, Best Practices For Coordinating With Customs.  The article covers a variety of topics as well as stopping the infringement of clients trademark and copyright rights at the border. Please read the article on pages 24 – 26.

Ms. Craft is an “AV/Preeminent Attorney®” as rated by Martindale-Hubbell® member in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Media, Sports & Entertainment Departments. She practices primarily in the areas of domestic and international trademark and copyright prosecution, licensing and enforcement. Ms. Craft consults with clients in identifying various protectable aspects of the clients’ products, services and concepts, and in developing and managing their intellectual property portfolios. She also resolves trademark, copyright, and domain name disputes, including the resolution of disputes over contested trademarks before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights on the Internet.  Please contact Jennifer in the Las Vegas office at 702-550-4441.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

IP Litigation Blog Highlights Daniel Quick, Practice Department Manager

Our attorney Spotlight for this month’s IP Litigation blog is Daniel D. Quick (Member and Practice Department Manager: Commercial Litigation, Antitrust & Trade Regulation and ADR) in Troy. 

Dan Quick is the practice department manager for the Firm’s Canadian and U.S. Commercial litigation practice.  His practice regularly deals with intellectual property matters, and he is former chair of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation committee and has been recognized as an IP All Star.  

Mr. Quick has handled a number of matters involving Copyright, IP & Entertainment Litigation.  As lead counsel for Universal Music Group and related entities and associated artists (including Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Dr. Dre), Mr. Quick has prevailed in copyright claims, commercial disputes and defamation actions in Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Victories include dismissal of copyright infringement action and an award of over $500,000 in sanctions for “campaign of fraud” committed by plaintiffs and their counsel.  Mr. Quick also successfully prevailed on a motion for Motown-era songwriters against a major label in dispute regarding copyright recapture and assignment of songwriter agreements, resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement.  Mr. Quick was the counsel for Apple and Universal Music in a Michigan trial involving claims by Eminem copyright holders over royalties from iTunes downloads. And for Harley-Davidson, Mr. Quick defeated a plaintiff's claim for violation of right of publicity based upon alleged use of his likeness on a product. 

Mr. Quick also regularly litigates trade secret disputes and has written extensively on the topic.  Dan has successfully litigated numerous trade secret matters, including litigation against former employees in a two week federal court trial and the defense of the company and its top executive against claims by a former employer in the landmark case that established the "inevitable disclosure" doctrine in Michigan.  Mr. Quick is the author of Michigan Business Torts (the leading Michigan treatise) and the national Bloomberg BNA portfolio on Trade Secret litigation.
 

For a full and comprehensive review of Mr. Quick’s accomplishments, please click here. Mr. Quick may be reached in our Troy office at 248-433-7242.

Monday, August 14, 2017

IP News You Can Use: Case Trends and Day-to-Day Practical Advice Seminar

John Desmond (Member, Reno) and Jennifer Ko Craft (Member, Las Vegas) will discuss the latest news and top legal trends for recent IP-related litigation and what it means for business. They will also discuss the practical day-to-day ways to protect a company's IP assets, avoid legal pitfalls, and managing expenses while protecting IP assets.

Please make sure you register today for the seminar that takes place at the Dickinson Wright office in Reno, Nevada on Thursday, August 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The address is: 100 West Liberty, Suite 940, Reno, NV, 89501.

John P. Desmond is a member in the firm’s Reno office. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and appellate work. He regularly represents and counsels clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving contract disputes, buy/sell agreements and disputes over intellectual property. He has also represented physician groups in regard to compliance and contractual matters. His representation of clients includes a significant number of matters before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 
 
Ms. Craft is an “AV/Preeminent Attorney®” as rated by Martindale-Hubbell® member in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Media, Sports & Entertainment Departments. She practices primarily in the areas of domestic and international trademark and copyright prosecution, licensing and enforcement. Ms. Craft consults with clients in identifying various protectable aspects of the clients’ products, services and concepts, and in developing and managing their intellectual property portfolios. She also resolves trademark, copyright, and domain name disputes, including the resolution of disputes over contested trademarks before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights on the Internet.