Konrad is a partner of the Firm, and co-chair of the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group.
Partner Konrad Gatien was recently the featured speaker at a San Fernando Valley Bar Association event. Konrad spoke on the topic of “How to Protect Your Brand.” Key points included the business perspective, legal perspective, a primer on copyrights, trademarks trade dress, and how to make your brand unique. For more information regarding Brand Development […]
SAM Partner Konrad Gatien will be a featured panelist at the Maverick Angels‘ AIM (Accelerating, Incubating, Mentoring) Summer program at University of Southern California on June 12th, 2013. The panel will focus on legal issues that surround the startup process. Konrad will be discussing the ins and outs of intellectual property and trademarks. Other panelists […]
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP (SAM) announced today that its client, AOP Ventures, Inc. (AOP), a leading provider of electronic cigarette liquid, prevailed in its motion for summary judgment filed in the United States District Court for the Central District Of California against defendants Steam Distribution, LLC; One Hit Wonder, Inc., Havz, LLC d/b/a Steam […]
Earlier this month, Brand Development & Content Protection co-chairs Tony Keats and Konrad Gatien attended the annual meetings of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition and the International Trademark Association in Hong Kong. In addition, Tony Keats traveled to Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing. During their trip to China, they witnessed several issues that blatantly affect brand protection […]
Washington, D.C. – This dispute between printer ink cartridge suppliers has encountered a blotchy area of the law. Lexmark, a laser printer manufacturer, encrypts the ink cartridges it manufactures for use in its printers with a microchip. Static Control Components engineered a microchip that allowed competing ink cartridge manufacturers to have access to Lexmark printers. […]
Important Business News From Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP New Domain Names and the Trademark Clearinghouse The new generic top level domains (gTLDs) are continuing to launch in 2014. While there were previously only 22 top level domain names (e.g., .com, .net) and the various country code registries (e.g., .co.uk, .de), within the next […]
Konrad Gatien, Partner and co-chair of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ Brand Development & Content Protection Practice, discusses the importance of establishing a distinctive website to create trade dress, and therefore protect your unique brand. Konrad is involved in all aspects of brand creation, promotion and protection, assisting clients in the selection and adoption of brand […]