Financier Worldwide compiled a Special Report on IP for its January 2019 issue, with articles from practitioners around the world on the topics of the day in copyright, trademark and patent law. Tara Aaron was pleased to be invited to contribute an article on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s recently implemented program to audit trademarks during the renewal phase in order to ensure that trademarks are in fact being used on all the goods and services claimed. The audit program is likely to have a significant impact on the way trademark lawyers advise clients, particularly clients from outside the U.S. who are looking to protect brands within the United States.

Tara Aaron

Tara helps clients across multiple industries and countries with licenses and disputes involving trademarks, copyrights, domain names, software, trade secrets, and privacy compliance. She earned her Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) in U.S. Privacy Law in 2018 and in European Data Protection Law in 2019. Her clients include many technology start-ups, software developers, and website designers as well as long-standing institutional clients who come to her for representation in copyright, trademark, licensing and privacy. She also assists with the purchase and sale of intellectual property assets. She has on multiple occasions successfully obtained hijacked domain names for the rightful owners, and regularly negotiates service and technology agreements with the largest telecommunications and software providers in the country.