International Deals: Tips from the Experts
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International Deals: Tips from the Experts


J. Byron McCormick Professor of Law
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

Professor Austin’s research interest is transnational intellectual property, a topic on which he has published many articles in leading law journals in the U.S. and abroad. He has lectured to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and is an advisor to the American Law Institute on its transborder intellectual property project. With advanced law degrees from Columbia University, Professor Austin has practiced as a Senior Solicitor at Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young in Auckland, New Zealand, and has been a tenured lecturer at both Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. In 2003, Professor Austin was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Comparative & International Law, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP

Karen Dickinson, Chair of the Arizona Intellectual Property Group at Quarles & Brady Streich Lang, is a negotiator and legal counselor with 15 years of experience in international transactions. She has been assisting clients of Quarles & Brady Streich Lang since 2000, and was both in-house counsel and an executive with Honeywell for nine years before returning to private practice. Her practice includes international contracting, joint ventures and alliances, software and technology licensing, e-commerce and Internet law, copyright and trademark prosecution and licensing, and the legal issues involved in product distribution both on and off the Internet.

Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP

Sean Johnson has been practicing patent, trademark and copyright law with Quarles & Brady Streich Lang since his graduation cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1997. Sean’s practice focuses on trademark, copyright and Internet/E-Commerce related legal matters. His experience includes E-Commerce and intellectual property counseling, protection and litigation, trademark prosecution in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and proceedings in the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, advising clients regarding their international trademark portfolios, and litigation involving software and Internet related disputes, false advertising and fraud and misrepresentation claims.

Assistant General Counsel
U-Haul International, Inc.

Steve Winkelman, Assistant General Counsel for U-Haul International, Inc., is responsible for all of the intellectual property for this international do-it-yourself moving and storage company. Steve manages IP licensing, IP litigation, Internet, domain names, branding, trademarks, patents, copyrights and other international intellectual property issues for this multi-billion dollar company. Prior to joining U-Haul, Steve has practiced law in major Arizona law firms since 1990, successfully resolving trademark and trade dress lawsuits for the largest non-food franchisor in the United States, and successfully litigating numerous other matters in court and before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board involving trademark, trade dress, copyright, cyberpiracy, domain name, software piracy, trade secret, false advertising, E-Commerce and unfair competition. Steve’s expertise includes branding strategies, trademark clearance and prosecution, and creating and managing worldwide trademark and service mark portfolios.


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