Director Monica Riva Talley was quoted in the article “Supreme Court Conforms With International Trademark Norms, Attorneys Say,” published by Westlaw Today. She provided commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, IncWestlaw Today writes:

“Monica Riva Talley, head of the trademark and brand protection practice at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, said the high court’s decision to overrule the 10th Circuit’s decision was not unexpected.

‘This ruling is consistent with the application of trademark law around the globe, in which each country is empowered to grant trademark rights and police infringement within its borders,’ she said. ‘As a practical matter, what this means for U.S. trademark owners is that they will need to use and register their marks outside of the U.S. in order to enforce those rights in other countries.'”

This article also appeared in Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property.