is Senior Counsel at Buchalter‘s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Nulud focuses his practice on counseling clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including Domestic and international trademarks, Patent and copyright prosecution, Strategy, Enforcement, Licensing, Marketing, Policy, Social media issues. Having successfully represented clients in high-stakes intellectual property litigation in both Federal and California state courts, Mr. Nulud has also assisted clients with complex infringement and counterfeiting matters domestically and worldwide. He regularly represents clients in connection with ICANN domain name arbitration proceedings, and has acquired hundreds of domain names for his clients that critical to their business success.
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A Couple of weeks ago, the Trump administration formally launched a “Section 301” investigation into the “theft of intellectual property” by China. According to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the investigation will “look into Chinese laws, policies, and practices which may be harming American intellectual property rights…” China is a large market for many American companies, not only for production, but also sales. Chinese laws and policies with regard to trademarks may be confusing to many, but there are some key concepts to know and consider regarding trademarks in China.
Twitter®, Instagram®, Facebook®, Pinterest® and other social media websites and apps are great avenues for advertising and promotion of one’s business and brand. However, in using social media to promote one’s business, there are a number of pitfalls that one must avoid. Using social media in relation to a business is not the same as using social media for personal, non-commercial use… The issues with using someone else’s copyrights, right of publicity and trademark in social media to promote a business is that the business is arguably profiting off of someone else’s property that does not belong to them. That can and does create a significant amount of conflict. Profiting from another’s property is what separates the use of social media in business from just personal use.