IPKat team blogger Jeremy is suddenly finding that he is having to learn a lot about the privileged status of communications made between attorneys and their clients, in terms of both the law and the ethical considerations. This is because the International Trademark Association (INTA) is examining the parameters of this topic as a subject for the professors' panel at next year's 131st Meeting in Seattle.
Right: er, not THAT sort of privilege ...
Jeremy has learned that there is a great deal of trademark-specific (or at least IP-specific) law and practice in this area in the United States, but he has little familiarity with it in other jurisdictions and would welcome any guidance. So, if you are from outside the US and
please email Jeremy here, heading your email 'Privilege'. He will be delighted to hear from you.
(i) are interested in this subject and would be prepared to answer his questions, or (ii) are an academic who is currently doing research in this area, or is seriously contemplating doing so, or
(iii) can suggest any useful reading materials, case law etc,