Jeffrey C. Katz of Davis+Gilbert LLP

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Jeff Katz, a partner in the Intellectual Property + Media and the Advertising + Marketing Practice Groups, helps his clients build, protect and enforce trademarks and optimize the value of brands worldwide. He represents some of the world’s largest companies and most iconic brands, including clients in the music and entertainment, education, food and restaurant, transportation, and advertising and marketing communication industries.

Jeff counsels individuals and businesses on the full range of trademark issues, from name selection, registration, and use in traditional and digital advertising and marketing communications through global protection and enforcement. Clients also rely on him to handle domain name protection and enforcement proceedings, and day-to-day trademark, copyright and licensing issues that can enormously impact their business operations.

Regarded as responsive, erudite and pragmatic, Jeff knows his clients’ businesses and personalities. He develops practical solutions based on each client’s needs, risk profile and how trademark matters may play out and interface with corporate goals, franchising, or other marketing and business considerations. Recognizing that relatively small matters can be disruptive to a company if not managed promptly, Jeff resolves issues quickly, streamlines processes, minimizes costs, mitigates risks, and helps clients avoid costly litigation, whenever possible.

Whether advising on international portfolios, protecting Ivy League marks or TV, radio and new media interests, Jeff avoids contention, always striving for effective working relationships with opposing counsel to achieve the best outcome for his clients.

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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