Geographical Indications to Protect IP: Overcoming Challenges in Registering and Enforcing GIs
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide IP counsel in protecting product brands using geographical indications (GIs). The panel will examine both U.S. and EU frameworks for safeguarding GIs. The panel will also discuss the challenges of registering and enforcing GIs and will offer best practices for overcoming those challenges to shield GIs and the brands.
- Framework for protection of GIs in the U.S. and the EU
- Registering GIs
- Enforcing GIs
- Best practices to protect GIs and the brands
The panel will review these and other high profile issues:
- What is the framework under which GIs can be registered in the U.S.? in the EU?
- What challenges do brand owners face in registering GIs and in enforcing them?
- What steps should IP counsel take to protect brands leveraging GI protection?
Wenderoth Lind & Ponack
A former USPTO examining attorney, Ms. Gan’s practice encompasses trademark clearance, registration and... | Read More
A former USPTO examining attorney, Ms. Gan’s practice encompasses trademark clearance, registration and enforcement, focusing in particular on brand selection and management, and on litigation trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. TTAB. Prior to joining the firm, she managed the entirety of a 100+ year old trademark practice of an IP boutique, with an emphasis on French, Israeli, Italian and Scandinavian brands. Ms. Gan is a frequent lecturer and author on various IP topics.Close
J. Scott Gerien
Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty
Mr. Gerien focuses on all aspects of trademark, copyright and unfair competition law. He counsels clients on... | Read More
Mr. Gerien focuses on all aspects of trademark, copyright and unfair competition law. He counsels clients on protection, licensing and acquisition of intellectual property, and enforcement and litigation in state and federal court. He manages both the domestic and international trademark portfolios of several high profile companies. He currently serves as an editor for the INTA publication Geographical Indications, Certification Marks, and Collective Marks.Close
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig
Ms. Witzel's practice encompasses intellectual property law and litigation, with a particular focus on trademark... | Read More
Ms. Witzel's practice encompasses intellectual property law and litigation, with a particular focus on trademark and unfair competition law. She advises clients on national and international trademark prosecution and enforcement, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and trademark and unfair competition cases in federal court.Close