In February 2020, Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP combined to form one of the nation’s 50 largest law firms. Soon after the combination, Faegre Drinker shifted to a virtual work environment to protect our clients, colleagues and loved ones during the global COVID-19 pandemic. We nevertheless remained committed to the success of our clients in a challenging year, and focused on serving clients with our new firm’s combined capabilities.
This month marks not only the first year of Faegre Drinker, but also the inaugural year of TCAM Today – Faegre Drinker’s blog covering all things trademark, copyright, advertising and media. In 2020, Faegre Drinker’s team of more than 30 T-CAM professionals shared their insight on topics ranging from social media influencers to trademark trolls.
To celebrate this milestone, we’re looking back on the top TCAM Today blog posts from 2020. It’s no surprise that many of our posts explored the impacts of COVID-19 on the protection of businesses’ brands and creative works. In 2021, we’ll continue helping you navigate these and other important issues while providing fresh commentary on a wide array of T-CAM matters. If any topics catch your eye, feel free to reach out to a member of the T-CAM team!
- Here, we share the most read blog post of 2020: Important New Trademark and Copyright Laws Appear in Stimulus Package. In this post, Darren Cahr and Lou Perry discuss the significant new IP provisions in the spending bill, which was signed into law at the end of the year. Keep an eye out for additional posts on this subject in the year ahead.
- Updates Regarding COVID-19 Impacts on Trademark Operations at the USPTO, the #2 post of the year, written by Abe Jentry Shanehsaz and updated by Kelly Horein, details measures announced by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the first half of 2020, granting relief to trademark owners impacted by the pandemic.
- Always a hot topic, the third most read post, New Trademark Fees Implemented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, by Caitlin Canahai, sets out the most significant trademark fee increases at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which went into effect at the beginning of 2021.
- Melissa Dillenbeck’s post, Protect Your Brand: U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Part of Your IP Enforcement Team, features the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s high-value, low-cost trademark enforcement tools.
- In the #5 post of the year, Tips for Transferring Trademarks in Light of COVID-19, Kelly Horein identifies strategies for documenting trademark ownership updates amid complications caused by the pandemic.