Trademark Modernization Act in Practice & Post Implementation
Recorded On: 09/20/2023
This roundtable features trademark practitioners sharing their experiences and their recommendations for best practices resulting from the implementation of the Trademark Modernization Act. How have these rule changes and regulations impacted trademark practice? Speakers provide an engaging discussion of what is working, what is not, and what could be done differently.
Josh Burke, Pirkey Barber PLLC
Paula Wright, AstraZeneca
Anthoula Pomrening, Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Pirkey Barber PLLC
Josh Burke has practiced trademark law for nearly three decades, including over twenty years in-house at General Mills, where he managed some of the world’s most beloved food brands, including Haagen-Dazs, Yoplait, and Betty Crocker. Josh has held a variety of roles with INTA, including serving on the Board of Directors, co-chairing the 2011 Leadership Meeting and 2015 Annual Meeting, and chairing the In-House Practitioners Committee. Josh is currently a member of INTA’s Commercialization of Brands Committee.
Currently, Paula Wright is a Senior Manager for the Global Trademark Group with AstraZeneca. Paula’s role includes managing the Global Trademarks Group, which covers all aspects of portfolio management including the selection, preparation, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement of domestic and international trademark portfolios. In addition, she undertakes trademark availability searches and possesses an extensive amount of experience in conducting domestic and foreign trademark due diligence reviews.
Paula received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and a Paralegal Certificate from the Philadelphia Institute for Paralegal Training.
Over the past several years, Paula has been active within INTA and is currently serving on INTA’s Inhouse Practitioners’ Committee.
Group Technology Counsel
Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Anthoula Pomrening is a seasoned attorney with substantial experience securing and protecting intellectual property rights. She is presently Group Technology Counsel with Illinois Tool Works, a global industrial company, where she is responsible for advising the welding business segment on all matters of intellectual property. Anthoula is active on INTA’s Inhouse Practitioners’ Committee.