The White House announced the appointment of Daniel H. Marti as the new U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, a position created by the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act (PRO-IP Act) of 2008, which was signed into law by then-President George W. Bush. Mr. Marti is the managing partner at the Washington, D.C., office of law firm Kilpatrick Townsend, and a longtime member of the International Trademark Association.
Mr. Marti has a B.A. from Georgetown University and J.D. from Emory University School of Law, and is admitted to the Florida, Virginia and District of Columbia Bars. At Kirkpatrick Townsend, he concentrates his practice on the protection, management, and enforcement of intellectual property assets in the U.S. and abroad, and represents clients in cases involving a wide range of IP-related matters including trademarks, false advertising, unfair competition, copyrights, trade secrets and cybersquatting. Mr. Marti served on INTA’s Registration Practice and DNS Administration Subcommittee of the Internet Committee in 2008/9 and the Latin America and Caribbean Subcommittee of the Legislation and Regulatory Analysis Committee in 2004/5. He was recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Super Lawyer” for IP in Washington, D.C., and by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star.”
Publishers Lunch reports that Stuart Applebaum , now entering his forty-third year at Penguin Random House,will step aside from his current role and took on a position “that is as unique as he is,” ceo Markus Dohle writes: Emeritus evp, corporate communications.
Claire von Schilling is being promoted to svp, director, corporate communications, leading external and internal communications, branding, and corporate social responsibility, overseeing the US communications team and coordinating global communications efforts. She will report to Dohle.
Applebaum, who remains at PRH full-time, will advise Schilling and “work with our colleagues on key communications issues and opportunities.” Dohle writes to colleagues of Applebaum: “On behalf of our company, including our publishers, editors, sales representatives, and corporate managers, and those several generations and legacy companies before us, Stuart has presented and explained — with clarity, intelligence and farsightedness — our news, our vision, and our values to the wider world. What stands out to me most about Stuart is not just the decades and volumes of accomplishment from his 24/7 work ethic, but his ongoing drive and commitment to our company. I know you join me in expressing immense appreciation and admiration for him.”
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