Bloomberg BNA’s Patent Trademark & Copyright Law Daily™is the IP industry’s premier news service, offering objective, timely,and reliable daily news coverage and commentary from leading IP law...
Aug. 29 — The Obama administration has nominated Daniel H. Marti to become intellectual property enforcement coordinator in the Executive Office of the President, the White House announced in an Aug. 28 press release.
The “IP czar” position, created by the Senate in 2008, has been vacant for more than a year following the resignation of former coordinator Victoria A. Espinel in August 2013. The czar is responsible for coordinating IP enforcement issues across government agencies.
Marti is currently at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Washington, D.C. According to the Kilpatrick Townsend website, Marti's practice focuses on protection, management and enforcement of intellectual property assets in the United States and abroad.
He has tried cases involving trademarks, false advertising, unfair competition, copyrights, trade secrets, cybersquatting and computer fraud and abuse matters before U.S. federal courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Marti was co-chairman of the firm's intellectual asset acquisitions and transactions team from 2010 to 2013. He is also a member of the International Trademark Association's Internet Committee.
Marti received a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University in 1996 and law degree from Emory University in 1999.
“Effective intellectual property enforcement is critical for encouraging innovation. The IPEC's office plays an important role in ensuring the Administration has clearly focused priorities in place for the US government,” said former coordinator Espinel, now president and CEO of BSA-The Software Alliance. “I welcome today's announcement. It affirms the Administration's commitment to this important issue.”
“This position plays a critical role in implementing the President's strategy for protecting some of the most important and powerful assets that help drive the nation's economy,” Susan Spaeth, Kilpatrick Townsend managing partner said in a press release by the firm. “Having worked with Danny for many years, I have seen firsthand his tremendous leadership skills, and he will bring the same intellect, commitment and passion to this position.”
To contact the reporter on this story: Blake Brittain in Washington at email@example.com.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anandashankar Mazumdar at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)