MARQUES 32nd Annual Conference Brand and Culture
Michelle Ciotola, Partner and Trademark & Copyright Department Vice Chair, Thomas Mango, Trademark Litigation Partner, and Alison Caless, Trademark Associate, will attend The MARQUES 32nd Annual Conference that takes place on September 18-21, 2018 in Paris, France. This year's conference theme is "Branding Style: Appearance, Aesthetics and Éclat." Many sessions will focus on topics such as branding, design and luxury goods.
Michelle concentrates her practice on counseling, protecting and enforcing trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related intellectual property rights, as well as counseling clients in unfair competition, Internet, advertising, and promotions law. Michelle also focuses on identifying important overseas jurisdiction and filing or coordinating with local counsel for protection and enforcement of marks in those jurisdictions. She is an active member of not only ECTA but also INTA (the International Trademark Association) and MARQUES (Association of European Trade Mark Owners).
Tom Mango is a litigator with more than 20 years of experience handling intellectual property, unfair competition, and complex commercial litigation for both national and international clients across a wide variety of industries. His practice focuses on all aspects of opposition and cancellation proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, trademark litigation in federal courts throughout the US, and global and/or complex trademark disputes. He also counsels clients regarding trademark portfolio protection, enforcement strategies, claim avoidance, and risk management.