Bourget’s involvement in the Emerging Issues Committee (Fictional Trademarks Subcommittee) takes him to INTA’s 137th Annual Meeting held in San Diego, May 2-6, 2015.  Bourget is a member of the Fictional Trademarks subcommittee and will be attending specialty meetings addressing the latest issues of rights in fictional brands, i.e., brands appearing in books or movies apart from commerce in the “real” world.  Think Duff’s beer, Clean Slate software or Bertie Bott’s Beans.

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a worldwide association of member companies and firms that support and advance trademarks and intellectual property as elements of fair and effective global commerce.

The Annual Meeting is the trademark community’s premier global event for continuing legal education, network and client meetings.  The meeting will be attended by more than 9,500 delegates from around the world.

In addition to attending the Annual Meeting, Tony Bourget will be meeting with attorneys from other countries who have served as foreign counsel to Bourget Law clients.  Bourget will also meet with clients originating from his participation in the 2014 event which was held in Hong Kong.

Founded in 2000, Bourget Law, S.C., secures the intellectual property rights for a wide spectrum of clients in a broad array of subject matter.  Bourget Law attends to patent and trademark clearance, prosecution, licensing, opinions, disputes, audits, strategic planning and business advice for small, medium and large clients in areas including industrial manufacture of equipment, medical devices, software, sporting goods, specialty products, dispensing technologies, foods and trade secret food processes, automotive, and numerous other technologies.  See “Your Gems” for a broader sampling.

Questions involving U.S. and foreign trademark, patent and other intellectual property matters can be directed to Attorney Bourget at 715.835.5232.

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Attorney Anthony Bourget will be a moderator at the International Trademark Association’s 136th Annual Meeting taking place in Hong Kong, May 10-May 14, 2014.

This will be the International Trademark Association’s first Annual Meeting in Asia, featuring five days of international trademark and intellectual property sessions led by the most acclaimed IP professionals in the world.  Commenting on Tony’s participation in the meeting, Weld, Riley’s President Steve Weld stated, “We are proud Tony is being recognized for his work in intellectual property law.  He is a renowned and recognized expert in his field, both statewide and nationally.” The Annual Meeting boasts more than 8,500 attendees from over 140 countries.

Tony will moderate the table discussion entitled Solo Practice: Trademark and Patent Issues for the Small Business Client.  Tony and Bourget Law, S.C., recently merged with Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C.

The Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci Law Firm www.wrpr.com was formed in 1991.  The firm practices in all major areas of the law and is comprised of a Litigation, Labor and Employment, Business, Real Estate, Energy, Frac Sand Mining and Minerals, and Government Relations Sections.  The firm employs 80 people and is the largest law firm in the Chippewa Valley and has offices in Eau Claire, Menomonie and Black River Falls.

Questions involving U.S. and foreign trademark, patent and other intellectual property matters can be directed to Attorney Bourget at 715-839-7786. http://www.wrpr.com/Attorneys/Anthony-J-Bourget.shtml

USPTO and NIST Introduce Online Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool

April 4, 2012

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the human mind and includes inventions, symbols, names, images, designs, and literary and artistic works.  The failure to identify and properly analyze IP issues can lead to increased costs and lost business opportunities.  See Quick Tips for Intellectual Property Creators, Resources Page.  In an effort to assist independent inventors […]

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Bourget To Attend 2012 INTA Annual Meeting

April 3, 2012

The International Trademark Association (INTA) will hold its 134th Annual Meeting May 5-9, 2012, in Washington, D.C.   INTA is a worldwide association of member companies and firms that support and advance trademarks and intellectual property as elements of fair and effective global commerce. The Annual Meeting is the trademark community’s premier global event for continuing […]

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Bourget to Present IP Seminars

January 6, 2012

Bourget Law will be hosting an intellectual property seminar “Cultivating Value and Reducing Risk:  A Business Solutions Seminar” in various Wisconsin and Minnesota locations over the next few months.  This seminar will cover important aspects of intellectual properties, particularly patents and trademarks, which are used to cultivate business value.  A variety of explanations and tips will be covered that […]

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Sometimes Less is More

November 7, 2011

For a great article on striving for simplicity in innovation, see “In the School of Innovation, Less is More” published in the NY Times November 5, 2011.

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America Invents Act to Become Law

September 9, 2011

The U.S. Senate has passed the America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, without amendment.  President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law within the next week.  Read the bill:   America Invents Act As Passed,

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Bourget Addresses Potential Impact of America Invents Act on Patent Filings

August 21, 2011

The proposed America Invents Act, if passed as proposed, would change the U.S. patent system from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system.  To learn more about this proposed change, see Fastest Filer Wins, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, August 21, 2011.

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Benefits of Federally Registered Trademarks

August 1, 2011

Obtaining federal trademark protection for your mark is not required, however, a federal trademark registration has substantial benefits, including: A legal presumption of validity of the mark, ownership of the mark, and the exclusive right to use the mark; Constructive use as of the filing date of the application; The ability to bring an action concerning the […]

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IntellectualGems – Bourget Law’s Trademark Brand

July 31, 2011

Our trademark brand, IntellectualGems®, embodies what we do for our clients and represents the services provided by our attorneys and staff and reflects the myriad of business and legal strategies developed to help protect our clients’ intellectual property — their IntellectualGems.® Our IntellectualGems® trademark brand is subject to two federal registrations:  The word mark:  “IntellectualGems” and The logo: […]

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