Chambers Global, in a second independent review from clients, had this to say about Brian: “Brian ‘can perform miracles’ according to his clients. As well as being ‘a pleasure to work with,’ he can deal with situations where ‘there are no real precedents’. As one client remarked, ‘ we cannot afford to take risks- we need a lawyer who can provide an analysis of which way the law is going and who can foresee how the courts might respond-and that’s precisely what Gray does.”

In an independent review from clients, Chambers Global had this to say about Brian: “Brian Gray is considered the best …for pure IP work, whether contentious or non-contentious. Clients say he is ‘diligent, knowledgeable, responsible and reasonable in terms of what needs to be done and portioning out the work so the rates remain viable.”

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Industrial Design Rights book published

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

I am happy to report that the 3rd edition of Industrial Design Rights: An International Perspective, edited by me, has now been published by Kluwer in December 2020. This new edition covers 25 countries and represents the substantial work of over 50 country authors.
More information is available here:on the Wolters Kluwer web site at international-sales@wolterskluwer.com 

AIPLA trademark panel

Thursday, October 22, 2020
 

On October 22, 2020, I coordinated a panel at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) on "The collision between the first amendment and trademark law".  Moderator was Jeniifer Van Kirk and panelists were Lauren Emerson, Paul Safier, Nicole Berkowitz and Alison Malsbury.

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What’s the big deal?

It’s only words, and as lawyers we are used to reading words.

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