Intellectual Property Issues in International CommercePresentation Transcript
Intellectual Property Issues in International Commerce
International Law Section
Idaho State Bar
October 27, 2011
Why do you care?
Hypothetical: Your client starts selling its patented mousetrap in the U.S. under the trademark “Mouseraser.” Six weeks later, you learn that a company in Sweden is selling the patented mousetrap there under the brand name “Mousey-Racer.”
Hypothetical: Two months later, that same Swedish company starts selling mouse poison in the U.S. under the “Mousey-Racer” brand. That same company also registered the domain names “mouseraser.se,” “mousey-racer.com” and “mouseraser.cn.”