Partner Robert Kenney Quoted in Law360 Regarding Possible Impact of Trump Presidency on IP Law
Robert Kenney, partner in BSKB’s trademark and litigation practices, was quoted in Law360’s recent article “BigLaw Reacts To Trump’s Election To The White House,” published on November 9, 2016. Law360 has compiled predictions from lawyers across a variety of industries, and Mr. Kenney offers his thoughts on the potential impact of Trump’s presidency to the world of intellectual property. Mr. Kenney states “Because Trump hasn’t provided details on exactly how his administration will treat intellectual property, it’s just a guess at this point. His main focus has been on preventing Chinese companies from pirating U.S. intellectual property rights. That at least signals the goal of ensuring strong rights to U.S. intellectual property owners and could benefit IP firms. Conversely, his focus on re-negotiating trade agreements could trigger trade wars, adversely affecting the IP rights of U.S. companies overseas as well as the rights of foreign-based owners of U.S. IP rights.” Law360 subscribers can read the full article at the link above.