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Brand & New is a podcast produced by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and focused on innovation. Our host, Audrey Dauvet, shares a new topic every two weeks, on Tuesday—to inform and inspire listeners. Each podcast consists of an open dialogue with experts, visionaries, and influential people from all over the world in order to learn more about the evolution of the legal and intellectual property ecosystem, its concepts, and all actual or potential consequences. Because we cons ...
 
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Video conferencing and social media apps like Zoom, Houseparty, and TikTok have exploded in popularity during these times of global social distancing. While these apps have become much more popular among regular users, they also have attracted potential hackers, raising opportunities as well as risks to a brand-new scale and prompting some platform…
 
Welcome to this special episode of Brand&New in Boston, Massachusetts recorded during INTA’s 2019 Annual Meeting. This unique event, a must for education and networking, is attended each spring by more than 10,000 members of the IP community and beyond, from over 150 countries. So Brand&New could not miss it! Counterfeiting is no less than one of t…
 
Following the recent wave of protests around the world centering on racial injustice and police brutality, many brands using offensive racial stereotypes have taken a stance, either voluntarily or due to social pressure. In the United States, in particular, consumers and media organizations have pinpointed brands like Uncle Ben’s, Aunt Jemima, and …
 
Our social lives have been turned upside down over the last six months, to say the least. While we have all appreciated first-hand the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on our personal life, it has also impacted our professional relationships and daily interactions. Remote work seems to be here to stay with an estimated close to 30% of the work…
 
Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic and its gripping effects, 2020 will most likely be remembered for the series of police brutalities leading to the deaths of several African Americans in the United States and a subsequent wave of protests all over the world. These movements for racial justice led to a surge in initiatives in favor of black, indigeno…
 
RECORDED BEFORE THE CURRENT SANITARY CRISIS Major brands regularly experience crises and make the news for alleged fundamental rights violations or similar breaches with high social stakes. Think racial discrimination, privacy and data breaches, sexual harassment at the workplace, or even life-threatening health hazards such as food poisoning. This…
 
While the digital age has unleashed huge positive and beneficial opportunities, there are also more controversial, debatable, or even unlawful or harmful innovations. With hidden data breaches, dark web criminality, chatbots trolls, or deep fake impersonations, high technology provides anyone – literally anyone – with many easily accessible effecti…
 
While most, if not all lawyers thrive for excellence and success with their clients, cases, or projects, not everyone manages to really reach and more importantly remain at the top of their game throughout their careers. Our guests today offer two different but similarly stunning examples of successful careers in the intellectual property world. Mo…
 
What does diversity bring to the intellectual property industry and practice? What does it mean, in practice, to champion minority empowerment in the IP world? In this third episode of our Women's Empowerment in IP series, Myrtha Hurtado Rivas, the Global Head of Trademarks and Domain Names at Novartis International AG, Basel, Switzerland, talks ab…
 
With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries worldwide have been implementing more or less stringent social distancing and lockdown measures, and the operations of intellectual property (IP) offices have been impacted just as any other businesses or institutions. Many IP offices around the world have implemented emergency policies to limit t…
 
When security breaches make news headlines, they tend to be about nefarious hackers in another country or a catastrophic failure of technology. However, employees occasionally make mistakes that can pose grave dangers to the organization’s cybersecurity, from emailing valuable data to recipients to misconfiguring assets that enable unwanted access …
 
News reports have never been as science-oriented as they tend to be these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing capacities, hospital medical equipment, potential treatments, and vaccine research are front and center, and it seems it is going to stay that way for some time given the direct and tangible stake that the public has in all those dis…
 
A frightening new threat cascades around the world, upending familiar routines, disrupting the global economy, and endangering lives. While all multi-layered impacts of the Covid19 pandemic have yet to unfold, we already know that we are experiencing a major health crisis with significant global economic and social fallouts. Our guest today, Peter …
 
While among corporations, women now comprise 28 percent of general counsel in the United States, the situation is worse in law firms where women represent only about 19 percent of equity partners. Scores of law firms have signed on to "The Mansfield Rule, "named after Arabella Mansfield, the first woman ever admitted to practice law in the U.S. Sel…
 
General Counsel no longer are limited to a reactive role overseeing legal operations farmed out to law firms, but instead are key members of the corporate decision-making team. This is a major shift that has occurred over the past decades: General Counsel are leaders, innovators, decision makers at the highest levels, far beyond being technicians i…
 
Canada legalized the use of cannabis for recreational purposes on October 17, 2018. The country became the first major world economy to legalize it, starting a national experiment representing major cultural, social, public policy, and legal challenges for this nation. The comparison between Canada and its southern neighbor, the United States, is o…
 
Intellectual property remains one of the most valuable assets in the Digital Age. In Africa, few countries, Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria, are credited for having IP standards in place. International businesses are already present, operating in areas such as telecommunications and banking. But what are the main opportunities and challenges faced…
 
What does being innovative mean for legal professionals, in relation to work quality, client relationships, responsiveness, proactiveness, cost efficiency? Firoz Dattu, the Chair and Founder of AdvanceLaw, based in Washington D.C. and present in several countries, shares his views on the legal market dynamics and the changes–including the impact of…
 
With a steady GDP growth over 5% last year, Kenya is one of the leading economic forces not only in East Africa but on the entire continent. In this context, it’s no surprise that intellectual property issues are at the forefront of most national institutional projects. From legislative amendments to update the main laws in light of new challenges …
 
Is there a European way to understand and manage intellectual property (IP)? Since the 18th century, Europe has always been at the forefront of innovation and competitiveness, as explained by Benoît Battistelli, who held various roles in French government departments and embassies before serving as Director General of the French National Institute …
 
Andrei Iancu has been serving since February 2018 as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) s, based in Alexandria, Virginia. An engineer and intellectual property (IP) attorney, he previously was the managing partner of the law firm Irell & Manella, focused on…
 
Internet of Things, wearables, smart houses, connected cars … We now hear about these technologies and their promising potential in our lives on a daily basis. However, most of us do not necessarily grasp the broad ecosystem they rely on, and the variety of issues they deal with from a legal perspective. Luke Dembosky and Jim Pastore, both partners…
 
What makes an organization more efficient than another to increase its performance, raise its value, and implement the best strategy for its brand(s) in the context of the fourth industrial revolution? This new wave, also called 4IR, is marked by technology breakthroughs -from artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things and autonomous vehicle…
 
Welcome to this special episode of Brand&New in Boston, Massachusetts recorded during INTA’s 2019 Annual Meeting. This unique event, a must for education and networking, is attended each spring by more than 10,000 members of the IP community and beyond, from over than 150 countries. So Brand&New could not miss it! Today’s episode is dedicated to a …
 
Welcome to this special episode of Brand&New in Boston, Massachusetts recorded during INTA’s 2019 Annual Meeting. This unique event, a must for education and networking, is attended each spring by more than 10,000 members of the IP community and beyond, from over 150 countries. Brand&New could not miss it! Today’s episode is about how to make the w…
 
India is one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the world, that developed recently an ambitious national strategy to transform India, including actions related to Artificial Intelligence, to tackle challenges such as quality of education, demographic issues with smart cities and access to health care. In this context, the government is considering…
 
Domain names play a special role in the intellectual property ecosystem. Following the recent ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) meeting that took place in Kobe, Japan, this episode goes back to the basics and reveals what’s hot in this area and the opportunities created by new technologies. Both law firm and brand owner pe…
 
Sandra Mau, founder and CEO of TrademarkVision, an image recognition for brand protection startup based in Pittsburgh (USA) and Brisbane (Australia) that was recently acquired by CompuMark (Clarivate Analytics), shares her vision about how machine learning and image recognition technology is transforming the intellectual property (IP) ecosystem at …
 
With artificial intelligence (AI) all over the news, Ayuko Nemoto, Partner at Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office, based in Tokyo, Japan, takes a deep dive into this topic to help us understand the status of AI-generated works, how public and private sectors deal with AI and its legal aspects, and the protection and enforcement of intellectua…
 
In a departure from previous episodes that focus on IP or technology, Karen Clemens and Diane Ridon, both leadership coaches who contribute to the Executives Education Program at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, center their conversation on humans—the qualities and skills, from emotional intelligence to critical thinking, that make a…
 
With nearly 150 million subscribers worldwide, Netflix, Inc. has revolutionized the media and entertainment world. Our guest, Jeremy Kaufman, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property at Netflix, Inc., in Los Angeles, California, shares with us the company’s local and global IP challenges, as well as his views about the role of IP counsel today. His un…
 
Y-generation entrepreneur Regina Polanco, founder and CEO of Pyrates smart fabrics in Madrid, Spain, shares her experience in following her passion for textiles after legal studies to develop this sustainable clothing company, and how she put a special focus on the IP protection of its signature smart fabric technology from the very beginning of th…
 
Eran Kahana is an intellectual property (IP) and cybersecurity attorney at Maslon LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, a research fellow at Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, California, and a director at InfraGard (Minnesota chapter), a FBI and private partnership. He shares his experience and views about cybersecurity, the threats related to data, and poten…
 
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