Mimi Rupp has experience in a full array of brand management issues from counterfeiting to trademark infringement to domain name disputes, in a variety of industries, including consumer goods, pharmaceutical products, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, and media and entertainment.
She has litigated a wide range of intellectual property matters involving trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, trademark dilution, parallel trade, trade secrets, false advertising, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, and domain name disputes. Notably, Ms. Rupp has experience in ex parte seizure proceedings, resulting in successful raids yielding counterfeit goods and crucial intelligence from computer forensics.
Areas of Concentration:
Trademark, counterfeiting, trade dress, copyright, false advertising, parallel trade, domain name, and unfair competition litigation and appellate practice.
Trademark clearance, prosecution and opposition and cancellation proceedings in the U.S. and around the world.
Negotiating a wide range of licenses and other agreements concerning intellectual property from transfer agreements to joint venture agreements.
Conducting intellectual property due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
“Hot Licensing Issues in Video Game Industry,” 2010 Licensing Update (Aspen Publishers 2010)
“Patriots’ Owner Fumbles Registration of ’19-0 THE PERFECT SEASON’ Mark,” World Trademark Report (May 28, 2009)
“The Second Life PTO: Do Real-World Trademark Offices Have Competition?” INTA Bulletin, Vol. 63, No. 2 (Jan. 15, 2008)
Representative Speaking Engagements:
Protecting IP in an Open Source Environment, IP Bootcamp Seminar for Technology/Software Executives, May 2009.
Trademarks and the Internet: Real vs. Virtual World, The New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s CLE Trademark Program, June 2008.