Jeffrey C. Katz of Davis+Gilbert LLP

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Jeffrey C. Katz is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Groups of Davis & Gilbert.  He represents numerous companies and individuals in connection with trademark and copyright matters and licensing.

Mr. Katz has extensive experience in the areas of domestic and international trademark clearance, registration, maintenance, policing and enforcement, and license agreements. Mr. Katz regularly counsels clients on issues relating to selection of marks, searching, registration, policing, enforcement proceedings (administrative and judicial), use of trademarks in comparative advertising, and use and protection of trademarks on the Internet.  He is also heavily involved with domain name protection and enforcement proceedings.

Mr. Katz been recognized as a leading lawyer for intellectual property: trademark & copyright law for four consecutive years by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2013-2016).

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The Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Trademark Applications and Registrations

On March 31, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a notice concerning the waiver of certain trademark-related timing deadlines pursuant to Section 12004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act). Powers Created by the CARES Act The CARES Act (which was signed into law by President Trump … Continue Reading

Implications of Brexit on Trademarks in the EU

The United Kingdom’s vote on June 23, 2016 to withdraw from the European Union has left many issues in flux, including the rights of owners of European Union Trademark registrations (EUTMs), formerly Community Trade Marks (CTMs). While details of the separation have yet to take shape, below are some points to keep in mind:… Continue Reading