Monica Talley is a director and heads Sterne Kessler’s Trademark & Brand Protection Practice. For more than 25 years she has specialized in strategic trademark counseling and portfolio enhancement, developing anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies, and resolving trademark disputes. Monica is particularly sought after for her expertise in enforcing brand rights against infringers and counterfeiters seeking to profit from her clients’ well-known brands. In addition to managing her robust practice, she has worked as an adjunct professor teaching trademark law at The George Washington University Law School.

Ranked as one of the leading trademark prosecution and strategy attorneys in Washington, DC, Monica is noted for her global brand protection and commercialization strategies. She has been consecutively ranked in the prestigious World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR1000) since 2012.  In 2024, the editors report, “Monica is a true subject-matter expert and a trusted business partner to numerous household-name brands” and she is “quick to get to the key strategic points and dispense succinct advice.” The 2022 edition includes, “Monica is lauded as someone who “protects clients’ brands like they’re her own and is brilliant on strategy and communication” she “runs an impressive team that can handle a large workflow without ever letting matters drop.”  Notably, Monica was named the U.S. National Practitioner of the Year for Trademark Prosecution at the 2022 Managing IP Americas Awards, and the publication has named her an “IP Star” since 2013 in addition to recognizing her as one of the magazine’s “Top 250 Women in IP.” Further, Monica has been ranked among the “leading IP practitioners in the world” by the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) and was among the elite attorneys included in the 2022 “WIPR Leaders” publication.

Monica is also well-versed in prosecuting and defending opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She handles a wide range of Internet trademark and domain name disputes; files arbitration complaints under ICANN’s Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy; negotiates resolutions to disputes; drafts advantageous settlement and coexistence agreements; and is skilled at negotiating and drafting license agreements. Sterne Kessler is an Official Agent for the Trademark Clearinghouse, and Monica assists brand owners with navigating the changing landscape of ICANN’s evolving gTLD system.

Having worked in advertising and marketing prior to her entry into the field of law, Monica is particularly known for providing clients with creative and practical solutions that work within both business and legal parameters. In addition to being sought after for her business acumen, Monica is well-known for her ability to foster strong, mutually rewarding client relationships. In recognition of her excellent client service and the quality of her work, Monica received the Lexology Client Choice Award in the Intellectual Property: Trademarks category within the District of Columbia in 2021 and 2022.

Monica serves a broad base of international clients in the consumer products, apparel, food and beverage, manufacturing, telecom, music, biotechnology, information technology, media, and entertainment fields. She also represents numerous associations and non-profits, and works with clients in registering and enforcing certification marks.

Monica frequently speaks and writes on trademark issues to a variety of public and private audiences. She has been active for many years in leading intellectual property organizations, including the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO). She is the Vice Chair of IPO’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and Co-Chair of AIPLA’s Cannabis Tech Subcommittee, serves on INTA’s Brands and Innovation Committee, and served as an editor for The Trademark Reporter for four years. Monica has penned extensive content for Sterne Kessler’s well-read “MarkIt to Market” newsletter and other leading publications. She authored the trademark chapter of the Thomson Reuters Westlaw book, Patent Office Litigation — Second Edition, and JD Supra recognized her with a “Reader’s Choice Award,” for excellence in writing and thought leadership in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

While attending law school at George Mason University School of Law, Monica worked as a trademark attorney assistant at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She earned her B.S.B.A. in marketing and management from the University of Richmond.

  • World Trademark Review 1000, “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” (2023 – 2012)
  • WIPR Insights USA Trademarks, “Non-Contentious – Recommended” (2023)
  • Lexology, “Client Choice Award for IP – Trademarks – United States: District of Columbia” (2023 – 2021)
  • Managing IP Americas Awards, “National Trademark Prosecution Practitioner of the Year” (2022)
  • Managing IP, “Top 250 Women in IP” (2022, 2020 – 2013)
  • Managing IP, “IP Star” (2024 – 2013)
  • Who’s Who Legal, “IP – Trademarks” (2023 – 2021, 2019)
  • World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), “WIPR Leaders” (2023 – 2022, 2020 – 2017)
  • Super Lawyers, “Super Lawyer – Washington DC” (2024 – 2019)
  • JD Supra, “Reader’s Choice Award” (2024, 2022 – 2017)
  • Managing IP Americas Awards, “Nominee – National Trademark Practitioner of the Year”  (2021)
  • Lawyer Monthly, “Women in Law Award – Trademarks Category” (2020, 2018 – 2015)
  • The National Law Review, “Go-To Thought Leader” (2018)
  • Euromoney Expert Guides, “Trade Mark Guide” (2018 – 2016)
  • Burton Award, “Excellence in Legal Writing” (2005)

  • J.D., George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Dean's Scholar
  • B.S.B.A., Marketing and Management, University of Richmond

  • District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia

  • American Bar Association, IP Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • AIPLA Cannabis Tech Subcommittee, Co-Chair
  • ChIPs Women in IP
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Trademark Office Practice Committee
  • International Trademark Association, Brands and Innovation Committee (2022-2023)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association

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Trademark Trends: A Mid-Year Review

Virtual, July 17, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

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AIPLA 2024 Trademark Boot Camp

Virtual, June 24, 2024 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

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Free Intellectual Property Legal Clinic for Small Businesses

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Arlington, VA, AIPLA Past President's Conference Center, June 15, 2023 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM EST

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Online Marketplace Liability: Current Legal Framework and Recent Developments in the EU and US

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2022 Trademark Year in Review: Analysis and Trends

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Virtual, August 30, 2021 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM EST

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The ROI of Brand Protection Efforts

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Online Counterfeiting and Infringements: Pursuing Trademark and Design Patent Infringers

Virtual, November 24, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

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Trademark Challenges and Opportunities in Household and Consumer Goods

Virtual, October 14, 2020 11:35 AM - 12:35 PM EST

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Trademark Challenges and Opportunities in Technology

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International Trademarks: When is the Madrid Protocol the Right Strategy?

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Trademark Prosecution and Examination

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Global Trademark Forum 2020

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2019 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit

Gaithersburg, MD, NIST Gaithersburg Campus, September 18, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

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2018 IEEE Global Blockchain Summit

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Counterfeit products on Social Media

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MarkIt to Market® - August 2020

Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

August 31, 2020

Would a Picnic be Complete Without Gruyère Cheese from...Wisconsin?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

In the News

August 14, 2020

Start-Ups Should Balance Costs But Beware of Trademark Neglect

Managing IP

In the News

July 10, 2020

Companies: watch budgets and licenses when you rebrand

Managing IP

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June 30, 2020

MarkIt to Market® - June 2020

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

June 30, 2020

Breaking News: Booking.com Prevails in Genericness Challenge

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

June 30, 2020

USPTO COVID-19 Prioritized Trademark Examination Program

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

In the News

June 17, 2020

Trademark Cases Drop as Pandemic Fuels Uncertainties

Bloomberg Law

Press Release

June 11, 2020

Durkin, Ellison, and Talley Again Named Among “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing IP

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

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May 29, 2020

MarkIt to Market® - May 2020

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

May 29, 2020

Title of a Single Creative Work... or Something More?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

May 29, 2020

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

In the News

May 22, 2020

Lamborghini Scores $6M TM Win Against Argentine Co. Owner

Law360

In the News

May 15, 2020

In Lucky Trademark Ruling, Justices Avoid Preclusion Mess

Law360

In the News

May 14, 2020

Justices Toss New Defense Preclusion in Lucky’s Trademark War (2)

Bloomberg Law

In the News

May 8, 2020

Booking.com will make brands ‘think twice’ on generic names

Managing Intellectual Property

Press Release

May 5, 2020

Sterne Kessler Ranked and 13 Directors Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

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April 30, 2020

MarkIt to Market® - April 2020

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

April 30, 2020

Color Marks for Product Packaging CAN Be Inherently Distinctive - What This Means for Your Brand Strategy

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Julie D. Shirk, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

April 30, 2020

Two Takeaways from Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc.

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

April 30, 2020

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

Press Release

April 30, 2020

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Press Release

April 29, 2020

Two Sterne Kessler Directors Recognized as “Top Authors” by JD Supra

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

In the News

April 17, 2020

Rallying the troops may help thwart trademark squatters

Managing Intellectual Property

Press Release

April 16, 2020

Sterne Kessler Hosts Virtual Pro Bono Clinic for Small Businesses

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Client Alert

April 2, 2020

USPTO Due Date Extension Available Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Carla Ji-Eun Kim, Monica Riva Talley

In the News

April 1, 2020

USPTO Deadline Extensions Give Flexibility During Crisis

Law360

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March 30, 2020

MarkIt to Market® - March 2020

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

March 30, 2020

gTLD Sunrise Period Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

In the News

March 11, 2020

Brands reveal how they choose whether to litigate

Managing Intellectual Property

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February 27, 2020

MarkIt to Market® - February 2020

Ivy Clarice Estoesta, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

February 27, 2020

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – 2020 International IP Index Now Available

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

February 27, 2020

Sussexit: Petty Queens and Trademark Takeaways

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

February 27, 2020

gTLD Sunrise Period Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

In the News

February 20, 2020

Rival Says Allergan Muscle Toner Not As Strong As Claimed

Law360

In the News

February 14, 2020

Juul Rival Warned That TM Suit Is Nothing To 'LOL' About

Law360

In the News

February 11, 2020

Disney Baby Yoda Crackdown on Etsy Skims Surface of Deeper Rifts

Bloomberg Law

In the News

February 6, 2020

In-House Counsel Say Communication and Creativity Can Fight Genericide

Managing Intellectual Property

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January 31, 2020

MarkIt to Market® - January 2020

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

January 31, 2020

"Soft" IP Takes Center Stage at the Supreme Court

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

January 31, 2020

Grab Some Limes? What to do When Your Brand Goes Viral - and Not in a Good Way

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Dana N. Justus, Monica Riva Talley

Press Release

January 31, 2020

Four Sterne Kessler Directors Named "WIPR Leaders"

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

MarkIt to Market®

December 31, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - December 2019

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

December 31, 2019

gTLD Sunrise Period Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

December 30, 2019

Next-Level Brand Protection: Best Practice Tips From Industry Leaders

World Trademark Review Monica Riva Talley

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November 27, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - November 2019

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

November 27, 2019

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

October 31, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - October 2019

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

October 31, 2019

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

September 30, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - September 2019

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

September 30, 2019

gTLD Sunrise Period Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

August 29, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - August 2019

Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

August 29, 2019

Well Played - Why The Ohio State University's Trademark Strategy Isn't So Crazy After All

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

August 29, 2019

gTLD Sunrise Period Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

July 31, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - July 2019

Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

July 31, 2019

Happy 30th Madrid Protocol - My How You've Grown!

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

July 31, 2019

gTLD Sunrise Period Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

June 26, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - June 2019

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

June 26, 2019

Blockchain-Based Names: New Frontier for Brands (and Squatters)

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Dan Bernard, Monica Riva Talley

In the News

June 25, 2019

A 'Rush' Of Offensive Trademarks? Maybe Not

Law360

Bylined Articles

June 11, 2019

IP's Developing Role In Cannabis Business Strategy

Law360 Multiple Authors

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May 31, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - May 2019

Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

May 31, 2019

The Business of Brands: What Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology Tells Us About Trademark Value

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

Press Release

May 23, 2019

MIP Distinguishes Three Sterne Kessler Directors Among Top 250 Women in IP

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Press Release

May 20, 2019

Sterne Kessler Tops Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Firm Rankings – Eleven Directors Named "IP Stars"

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

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April 30, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - April 2019

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

April 30, 2019

What’s The Point (Of Sale Display)?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

April 18, 2019

Return on Investment – Proving That Protection Pays

World Trademark Review Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

April 1, 2019

SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Case Determining Federal Registrability of Immoral and Scandalous Trademarks

The Intellectual Property Strategist

Bylined Articles

March 29, 2019

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open - March 2019

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

March 28, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - March 2019

Multiple Authors

Press Release

March 27, 2019

Sterne Kessler Director Monica Riva Talley and Counsel Dana Justus Recognized as “Top Authors” by JD Supra

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C

MarkIt to Market®

March 1, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - February 2019

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

March 1, 2019

gTLD Sunrise Period Now Open - February

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

March 1, 2019

Trademark Practice Update: Outrageous! Disgraceful! Appalling!...or is it? SCOTUS to Decide the Fate of Scandalous and Immoral Trademark Registrations

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C Dana N. Justus, Monica Riva Talley

In the News

February 26, 2019

US: Top Trademark Cases And Practice Tips From 2018

Managing Intellectual Property

Press Release

February 20, 2019

Sterne Kessler Directors Recognized Among the World’s Leading IP Practitioners

World Intellectual Property Review

Bylined Articles

February 14, 2019

Constitutionally Protected Free Speech: "Immoral and Scandalous" Versus "Disparaging" Trademarks

The Trademark Lawyer Dana N. Justus, Monica Riva Talley

Press Release

January 31, 2019

WTR 1000 2019 Recognizes Sterne Kessler Directors and Leading Trademark & Brand Protection Practice

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

MarkIt to Market®

January 30, 2019

MarkIt to Market® - January 2019

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

January 30, 2019

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Monica Riva Talley

In the News

January 16, 2019

Justices to Answer Whether ‘Scandalous’ Trademarks Can Be Registered

Westlaw Journal

In the News

December 27, 2018

Firms Step Out of Traditional Roles to Attract Clients

Financial Times

MarkIt to Market®

November 28, 2018

MarkIt to Market - November 2018

Multiple Authors

Publication

November 28, 2018

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

Monica Riva Talley

Publication

November 28, 2018

Now Coming in June 2019 – Changes to Canadian Trademark Law, Eh? (Part II)

Dana N. Justus, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

November 15, 2018

Reinventing The Block: Strategic Intellectual Property Considerations For Blockchain Innovators

CIO Outlook Multiple Authors

MarkIt to Market®

October 31, 2018

MarkIt to Market® - October 2018

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

October 31, 2018

13 Can Prove Lucky for Applicants

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

October 31, 2018

Your brand -- keep (and protect) its "character"

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Julie D. Shirk

Publication

October 31, 2018

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

In the News

October 11, 2018

Hashtag Trademarks

Managing Intellectual Property

MarkIt to Market®

August 31, 2018

MarkIt to Market® - August 2018

Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

August 31, 2018

Nose Ahead of the Competition: Protecting Play-Doh

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

July 31, 2018

MarkIt to Market® - July 2018

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

July 31, 2018

"Fluid" Marks (pun intended): Enjoying a Summer Refresh

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

July 31, 2018

Recent Decision in Nike Counterfeiting Case Bad News for Vandelay Industries

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

July 10, 2018

What Louboutin's EU Trademark Win May Mean For Fashion IP

Law360 Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

June 28, 2018

MarkIt to Market® - June 2018

Julie D. Shirk, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

June 28, 2018

You Say Yes, They Say No, No, No!

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

June 28, 2018

USPTO National Trademark Expo

Monica Riva Talley

In the News

June 28, 2018

What next for trademark jurisprudence at the Supreme Court? Experts have their say

World Trademark Review

MarkIt to Market®

May 31, 2018

MarkIt to Market® - May 2018

Julie D. Shirk, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

May 30, 2018

The Upside of Counterfeiting? (Market Intelligence and Opportunity)

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

In the News

May 11, 2018

VW Notches $4M TM Win Against Counterfeit EBay Sellers

Law360

MarkIt to Market®

March 28, 2018

MarkIt to Market® - March 2018

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

March 28, 2018

True Use or True Lies?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

February 28, 2018

MarkIt to Market® - February 2018

Monica Riva Talley, Robert Greene Sterne

Bylined Articles

February 28, 2018

Changes to Canadian Trademark Law, Eh?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

February 28, 2018

When "Made in the USA" Means . . . Something Different

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Robert Greene Sterne

Press Release

February 20, 2018

Sterne Kessler Directors Recognized Among the World’s Leading IP Practitioners

World Intellectual Property Review

Bylined Articles

January 31, 2018

Be Like Grumpy Cat

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

In the News

January 1, 2018

Trademark Cases to Watch in 2018

Law360

Bylined Articles

December 27, 2017

Trademark Practice Update: Scandalous? Immoral? It's all Good

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

December 27, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Bylined Articles

November 29, 2017

Ugh (or Ugg?), Another Trademark Dispute

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

November 29, 2017

Pitfalls of Holiday Specific Branding

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

October 31, 2017

New DMCA Regulations - January 1, 2018

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

October 25, 2017

Sad Tale of a Trademark Fail

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

September 27, 2017

Beyond Mere Consent: It's All in the Details

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

September 27, 2017

Positive Developments – EUTM

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Presentations

September 15, 2017

Focus on Pharma Conference 2017 PowerPoint Presentations

Bylined Articles

August 30, 2017

Life in the Lowercase Lane: Lessons for Trademark Owners About Genericide

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

In the News

August 30, 2017

The Biggest Open Questions In Trademark Law, Part 1

Law360

Bylined Articles

July 26, 2017

Summer's Here, Don't Get Burned!

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

June 28, 2017

Bring on the Bad Word Brands?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

June 28, 2017

You Are Suspended...Now What?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

In the News

June 21, 2017

Attorneys predict outcome of Washington Redskins’ trademark spat

Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property

In the News

June 19, 2017

Lawyers Weigh in on High Court's Offensive - TM Ruling

Law360

Bylined Articles

May 31, 2017

3 Reasons Every Company Should Have a Business Transfer Clause in its Privacy Policy

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

April 26, 2017

Navigating the Lifecycle of an Eponymous Brand (Part 3)

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

March 29, 2017

Navigating the Lifecycle of an Eponymous Brand (Part 2)

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

In the News

March 29, 2017

Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka Downs Rival

Managing IP

In the News

February 23, 2017

What's that Smell? Play-Doh Leads Charge for Scent TMs

Law360

Bylined Articles

February 22, 2017

Navigating the Lifecycle of an Eponymous Brand (Part 1)

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Books and Chapters

February 17, 2017

Patent Office Litigation - Second Edition 2017

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

January 25, 2017

U.S. Trademark Office Implements Adjusted Fee

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

October 26, 2016

Choosing Owner Entities WISELY

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Adam C. LaRock, Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

September 30, 2016

MarkIt to Market - September 2016

Monica Riva Talley

In the News

September 30, 2016

SCOTUS Slants decision could change 70 years of practice, say lawyers

World Intellectual Property Review

Bylined Articles

September 28, 2016

Beyond Black and White

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

August 31, 2016

Have Sense About Scents

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

July 29, 2016

MarkIt to Market - July 2016

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Bylined Articles

June 29, 2016

When One Specimen Per Class May No Longer Be Enough

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

June 29, 2016

Saying It YOUR Way, On THEIR Website: Not a Registrable Service

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

May 31, 2016

MarkIt to Market - May 2016

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

May 25, 2016

Spotlight on the Highlights -- Clarifications and Changes in the April 2016 TMEP

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Julie D. Shirk, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

May 13, 2016

Combatting Counterfeiting by Building a Strong Brand Identity

Euromoney Expert Guides Monica Riva Talley

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April 29, 2016

MarkIt to Market - April 2016

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

April 27, 2016

CD to LD to DVD -- How to Keep Up with your IDs

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

March 31, 2016

MarkIt To Market - March 2016

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Bylined Articles

March 30, 2016

Use It or Lose It: IKEA's Trademark Battle in Indonesia

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

February 29, 2016

MarkIt to Market - February 2016

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Bylined Articles

February 24, 2016

Zombie Trademarks - When is a "Dead" Mark Really Alive, and Able to Bite?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

February 24, 2016

Reddit Community to Fine Brothers: REACT Registration Not So Fine

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

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January 31, 2016

MarkIt to Market - January 2016

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

January 27, 2016

Out With the Old, In With the New

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Ivy Clarice Estoesta, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

January 27, 2016

New Year Trademark Audit: A Time for Reflection and Renewal

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

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December 30, 2015

MarkIt to Market - December 2015

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

December 30, 2015

TTAB Finds MEAT CANDY to be Too Sweet

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Shana L. Olson

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November 30, 2015

MarkIt to Market - November 2015

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

November 30, 2015

Missed Connections: Seeking The Girl on the Train, Found Girl on a Train

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Ivy Clarice Estoesta, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

November 30, 2015

Sell-abrating Sensibly

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

November 1, 2015

Vampires drink beer? The battle of the trademarked alcohol

The Trademark Lawyer Monica Riva Talley, Shana L. Olson

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October 30, 2015

MarkIt to Market - October 2015

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

October 30, 2015

BUY NOW: Use in Commerce for Mobile Applications

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

October 30, 2015

How May We Help You? When is a Service Not a Service?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

October 30, 2015

If It's Worth It, You Should Work It (As a Work Made for Hire)

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Ivy Clarice Estoesta, Monica Riva Talley

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September 30, 2015

Markit to Market - September 2015

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

September 30, 2015

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: USPTO Pilot Program on Changing Technology

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

September 30, 2015

The Who, What, and "Wares" of Wearable Technology - Protect Your Morphing Products

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

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August 16, 2015

MarkIt to Market - August 2015

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

August 16, 2015

Naked Consent: When Does Yes Mean No?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Shana L. Olson

Bylined Articles

August 16, 2015

5 Steps to Protecting Your Shrinking Trademark

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

July 31, 2015

MarkIt to Market - July 2015

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

July 31, 2015

Why it Pays to Make Nice with Marketing

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

In the News

July 9, 2015

Sterne Kessler Director Comments on Cancellation of Washington DC NFL Team's Trademark

Washington Business Journal & Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal

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June 30, 2015

MarkIt to Market - June 2015

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

June 30, 2015

Hashtag Trademarks: #ItsAllAboutTheUse

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

June 30, 2015

Upcoming Changes in Canadian Trademark Law

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Ivy Clarice Estoesta, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

June 30, 2015

Changes in U.S Certification Mark Requirements

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

June 11, 2015

IP Flash: Clearing and Protecting Pharmaceutical Trademarks

European Biotechnology Monica Riva Talley

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May 29, 2015

MarkIt to Market - May 2015

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Bylined Articles

May 29, 2015

Counterfeiting – Bad Business for E-Commerce Websites

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

May 29, 2015

Changes in Russian Trademark Law

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Ivy Clarice Estoesta, Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

April 30, 2015

MarkIt to Market - April 2015

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Bylined Articles

April 30, 2015

I Second that e-Motion: Protecting Motion Marks

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Julie D. Shirk, Monica Riva Talley

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March 31, 2015

MarkIt to Market - March 2015

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Bylined Articles

March 31, 2015

Global Trademark Protection — 5 Practical Considerations

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

March 31, 2015

Single Color Mark — Functionality Does Not Necessarily Preclude Protectability

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Shana L. Olson

In the News

March 18, 2015

Taylor Swift Trademark Applications: Walking the Line

Trademarks & Brands Online

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February 27, 2015

MarkIt to Market - February 2015

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Bylined Articles

February 27, 2015

Top 5 Takeaways for Trademark Owners from the Supreme Court's Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank Tacking Decision

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

February 27, 2015

New Tool to Fight Counterfeiting – Customs Recordation Now Available in Canada

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley

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January 30, 2015

MarkIt to Market - January 2015

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Bylined Articles

January 30, 2015

Anatomy of a Protectable Slogan: JE SUIS CHARLIE versus THIS SICK BEAT

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Lauriel F. Dalier, Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

January 30, 2015

New Year – Consider a Trademark Audit

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Julie D. Shirk, Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

December 22, 2014

MarkIt to Market - December 2014

Multiple Authors

Newsletter

November 26, 2014

MarkIt to Market - November 2014

Multiple Authors

MarkIt to Market®

October 31, 2014

MarkIt to Market - October 2014

Multiple Authors

Client Alert

October 10, 2014

ICANN's gTLD Program - A Look Back and Forward

Monica Riva Talley

Bylined Articles

October 3, 2014

Trademark Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions

Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

September 30, 2014

MarkIt to Market - September 2014

Multiple Authors

Bylined Articles

September 24, 2014

Why Brands Need to Pay Attention to Unregulated Domains

IP Watchdog Monica Riva Talley

Client Alert

September 11, 2014

Trademark Highlights from the IPO’s 2014 IP Record

Monica Riva Talley

MarkIt to Market®

August 29, 2014

MarkIt to Market - August 2014

Multiple Authors

MarkIt to Market®

July 30, 2014

MarkIt to Market July 2014

Multiple Authors

MarkIt to Market®

June 27, 2014

MarkIt to Market - June 2014

Multiple Authors

MarkIt to Market®

June 24, 2014

MarkIt to Market - Special Brexit Edition

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

In the News

June 13, 2014

Attorneys React to High Court's Pom v. Coke Lanham Act Ruling

Law360

MarkIt to Market®

June 5, 2014

MarkIt to Market - May 2014

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Bylined Articles

May 28, 2014

Scammers Still Be Scamming

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Publication

April 30, 2014

Proposed Changes to Canada's Trade-marks Act

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Publication

April 30, 2014

Generic Top Level Domains - Current Sunrise Periods Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

MarkIt to Market®

April 28, 2014

MarkIt to Market - April 2014

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Publication

March 26, 2014

Don't be Overcome by MARCH MADNESS

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Publication

March 26, 2014

Changes Coming in China

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Publication

March 26, 2014

Do You Know the Way to...Hong Kong?

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Publication

March 26, 2014

Generic Top Level Domains - Current Sunrise Periods Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

MarkIt to Market®

March 25, 2014

MarkIt to Market - March 2014

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

MarkIt to Market®

February 26, 2014

MarkIt to Market - February 2014

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Publication

February 26, 2014

Service Marks Must be Used in Rendering of Services, Not Just Advertising

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Publication

February 26, 2014

Generic Top Level Domains - Current Sunrise Periods Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Publication

January 29, 2014

Reminder Regarding Use of the OLYMPICS/Rings, SUPER BOWL, and MARCH MADNESS Trademarks

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

Publication

January 29, 2014

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

MarkIt to Market®

January 20, 2014

MarkIt to Market - January 2014

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin

MarkIt to Market®

December 31, 2013

Markit to Market - December 2013

Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin