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Global Media Sector Trends 2018-Seizing new commercial opportunities and tackling emerging threats

By Nick Fitzpatrick, Peter C. White, Prof Dr Stefan Engels, Qiang Li, Giangiacomo Olivi, David R. Pahl, and Jamie Ryder (Repost from DLA Piper Insights re: Global Media Sector Trends 2018 report –March 2018) DLA Piper’s new Global Media Sector Trends 2018 report explores how new commercial opportunities are being created by disruption, specifically in … Continue Reading

DLA Piper names Thomas Zutic chair of Trademark, Copyright & Media practice in Washington, DC

We are pleased to announce that Thomas Zutic has been named chair of our Trademark, Copyright & Media practice in Washington, DC.  Congratulations, Tom! Please see DLA Piper’s press release below: Zutic’s intellectual property practice encompasses trademark counseling, with an emphasis on the selection, adoption and use of trademarks, domestic and international trademark prosecution, and … Continue Reading


DLA Piper is pleased to announce the launch of Prize Promotions Around the World, an updated version of our previous prize promotions handbook. Prize Promotions Around the World is an online tool designed to assist our clients across the globe with the management of the early development stages of a prize promotion (such as a sweepstake … Continue Reading


By Michael Senkowski, Nancy Victory, and Michael Lewis The pace of innovation for wireless products and services over the past decade or so has been breathtaking. Since the introduction of the iPhone – less than 10 years ago – near-ubiquitous mobile networks have developed to provide instant broadband access to the Internet for streaming news, … Continue Reading


DLA Piper is pleased to announce the launch of Global Patent Laws. Global Patent Laws is designed to provide you with an overview of the key patent laws and dispute resolution procedures that are relevant to businesses operating in a number of countries around the world. Key procedures include: What acts infringe a patent; The availability … Continue Reading


The American Bar Association has published The Intellectual Property Handbook: A Practical Guide for Franchise, Business, and IP Counsel (Second Edition) which provides an overview of intellectual property (IP) law and practices around the world.  Ann Ford, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of DLA Piper and chair of DLA Piper LLP (US)’s U.S. … Continue Reading

Pre-order your copy of the inaugural edition of DLA Piper’s Asia-Pacific Trademark Guide

We will soon be releasing the DLA Piper Asia Pacific Trademark Guide, a comprehensive review of trademark laws and key tips covering these 18 countries: Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Covering the complete brand life cycle, this user-friendly guide … Continue Reading

International Prize Promotion Handbook

By Scott W. Pink and Carissa L. Bouwer DLA Piper’s International Advertising Group has published the Prize Promotions Across the World Handbook which provides an overview of prize promotion laws and regulations across 20 countries. Prize promotions are an effective and increasingly popular marketing tool used globally for attracting customers. The internet and various social … Continue Reading


The Fashion, Retail and Design team of DLA Piper is delighted to invite you to: #FASHIONLINE Fashion bloggers, e-commerce & wearable technologies A conference organized in cooperation with Borsa Italiana (Italian Stock Exchange). DLA Piper professionals from Europe, the United States, and Asia will share insights on the specific legal aspects when dealing with technologies, … Continue Reading

Law à la Mode – Autumn 2013

The DLA Piper Fashion, Retail and Design group distributed the 11th edition of “Law à la Mode” to over 1000 clients.  Special thanks to all who contributed to this edition, especially the U.S. Editorial Team, which consisted of Ann Ford, Gina Durham, Tamar Duvdevani, Radiance Harris, Kiran Gore, Melissa Reinckens, and Airina Rodrigues. Please click … Continue Reading

DLA Piper attends APABA-DC 2013 Awards and Installation Dinner

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. (“APABA-DC”) held its 2013 Awards and Installation Dinner on September 12, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  As “the oldest and largest association of Asian Pacific American attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area,” APABA-DC has been the forefront of … Continue Reading

Radiance Harris Recognized on Lawyers of Color’s 2013 “Hot List”

Radiance Harris, an associate in the Trademark, Copyright, and Media Practice in Washington, D.C., as well as manager for the firm’s premier intellectual property blog, Re:Marks On Copyright and Trademark, was named to Lawyers of Color’s 2013 “Hot List”, which recognizes early- to mid-career lawyers under 40 excelling in the legal profession. Honorees will celebrate at regional receptions … Continue Reading

Radiance Harris Named One of IMPACT and National Bar Association’s 2013 40 Lawyers Under 40

By James Stewart   IMPACT and the National Bar Association has named Radiance Harris one of its “Nation’s Best Advocates – 40 Lawyers Under 40.”  Radiance is an associate in the Trademark, Copyright, and Media practice group in Washington, D.C., as well as the manager for the firm’s premier intellectual property blog, Re:Marks on Copyright … Continue Reading


By John Wilks and Charles Harvey UK IP legislation is changing. First, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (which received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013), has just been published, and modifies UK copyright law (though not as drastically as some would have liked). Secondly, the Government announced in the Queen’s Speech that it … Continue Reading

Special Edition – Law à la Mode – INTA 2013

The DLA Piper Fashion, Retail and Design Group distributed a special edition of its e-magazine, Law à la Mode. The edition coincides with the 135th INTA (International Trademark Association) Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Given the nature of the conference, the special edition focuses exclusively on branding issues such as securitizing trademarks, IP rights in … Continue Reading

DLA Piper’s Fashion Law Breakfast at the 2013 INTA Annual Meeting in Dallas

By Ann K. Ford This morning, DLA Piper’s Fashion, Retail and Design Group brought out a commanding group of DLA Piper colleagues from around the world to discuss recent developments in their jurisdictions that affect brand owners of fashion and retail brands. The audience comprised of representatives of luxury and leading retail apparel brands, whom … Continue Reading

China: Naming Rights and Trademarks Disputes between Michael Jordan and Qiaodan Sports

By Edward Chatterton and Ann Cheung After two decades on the basketball court, Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, is currently learning the rules of defence and offence in a different game: the Chinese legal system. Qiaodan Sports Company Limited (“Qiaodan Sports”), a Chinese sportswear company, are throwing their legal dispute … Continue Reading

Florida’s Revised Promotions Law Prohibits Non-Profits From Offering Contests or Sweepstakes

By Radiance W. Harris On April 10, 2013, Florida revised several provisions of its game promotion statute, which will likely change how for-profit brands and non-profit entities offer contests and sweepstakes within the State and to its residents. In particular, these revisions include: • A game promotion can only be operated by a for-profit organization … Continue Reading

FTC issues new guidance for advertising and marketing in the online and mobile world

Repost from E-Commerce and Privacy Alert By Scott W. Pink On March 12, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission issued its long-awaited update to its 2000 guidance on disclosures in online marketing and advertising. The guidance, entitled .com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising, not only reaffirms many of the FTC’s longstanding principles … Continue Reading