Author: Alison Jarzyna

Alison Jarzyna

Alison provides counsel to her clients at each stage of the trademark process, from advising large multinational corporations about enforcement strategy, to aiding small, local organizations preparing to file their first trademark applications.

Music Public Performance Rights: Ignore That Licensing Offer from ASCAP or BMI at Your Peril

In the music world, performance rights organizations (“PROs”) serve an intermediary function between songwriters and music publishers and third parties who perform the protected works publicly. Among the largest PROs in the United States are the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”), Broadcast continue reading...

USPTO Proposes Streamlined Cancellation Procedures

In its latest effort to clear deadwood from the Trademark Register, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes an expedited version of a cancellation proceeding known as a “Streamlined Proceeding.”  As described below, the proceedings continue reading...