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May 14, 2019

In March, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in that has important implications for copyright ownersThe case concerned whether a copyright plaintiff can file suit immediately after filing a copyright application, or must wait for the Copyright...

April 18, 2019

Women Owned Law, the only organization dedicated solely to advancing women entrepreneurs in the law, has featured Nancy in its April member spotlight. Read how Nancy's passion for computers led to her career in intellectual property law at this link.

March 7, 2019

Nancy Mertzel has been invited to provide a litigation and legislative update as part of the Practicing Law Institute's Advanced Copyright Law 2019: Current Issues program to be held in New York City on March 14, 2019.

Her presentation will include discussion of the Sup...

January 22, 2019

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is seeking input on whether its standard protective order, which is applicable in all Opposition and Cancellation proceedings, should afford in-house counsel presumptive access to Attorney's Eyes Only information.

The TTAB's standard...

November 10, 2018

Nancy Mertzel was elected to the AIPLA Fellows at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Qualifications for election as a Fellow include (1) outstanding service to the Association, (2) prominence within the intellectual property profession, (3) learned contribution...

November 8, 2018

Nancy Mertzel attended the New York City Bar Association's Small Law Firm Symposium. The all day program provided valuable information about managing and growing small firms. For more information about the annual program, click here

September 27, 2018

Nancy Mertzel presented during a webinar today entitled "Introduction to Domain Name Disputes."  She covered the following topics:

  • What is a domain name

  • What is the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

  • Selected Domain Name Disputes


September 13, 2018

Clients often ask whether they should conduct a trademark search before selecting or adopting a new brand name. The answer is usually yes. This post will explain trademark search basics, and why it is generally a good idea to have an attorney obtain and review a compre...

August 13, 2018

Mertzel Law attended the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, August 14-17.  The conference brought together over 1,300 entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers, affiliate chamber leaders, and government officials from across the countr...

July 19, 2018

Nancy Mertzel reprised her presentation on Enforcing Your Trademarks and Copyrights in the Online World for an AIPLA webinar. The panel addressed a fictional wearable device called the Mantis Shrimp.

For her presentation, Nancy developed a set of hypothetical infri...

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