BLOGS: Womble Carlyle Global

Friday, September 16, 2016, 11:55 AM

The WIPO And Fighting Global Design Knock-offs

By David Crowe


David Crowe
Many American companies depend on strong global sales of key products featuring innovative product design. Foreign knockoffs of these designs can be common and devastating to these companies, making the need for strong international legal protections obvious. A few weeks ago, this blog touched on an international registration system available to companies for efficiently protecting their brands in several jurisdictions across the globe. Additionally, a similar system for protecting a product’s industrial design (i.e. appearance), has recently become available for companies in the United States making it easier to obtain robust global design protection.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016, 3:14 PM

Leading Minds Breakdown Brexit

Brexit has created serious uncertainty for business around a great number of things including
corporate passporting, mergers and acquisitions, fintech, taxes. Womble Carlyle and the British American Business Council of North Carolina recently co-sponsored a panel discussion around Brexit issues featuring leading legal and business minds. The discussion was so productive we thought it should be shared with everyone, so below you will find links to a complete recording of the panel as well as links to issue-specific clips. 

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