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Anne Hiaring Hocking

Anne Hiaring Hocking

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

Larkspur, CA, USA


Anne Hocking provides clients advice on copyright registration, recordal, international protection of copyright fair use and DMCA procedures. In 2016 she won a six figure settlement against a Hollywood star and a major publishing house for infringement of her client’s book within 3 weeks of filing suit. She prosecutes numerous infringements across various platforms. She uses copyright along with trade dress protection for her fashion clients.

She  prosecutes trademarks worldwide, and litigates trademark infringements in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal District Court, winning a six figure settlement agreement in a trademark infringement action, along with cancellation of the opponent’s mark. An Adjunct Professor of copyright and trademark law for nearly 30 years, she also speaks and writes on copyright and trademark developments.

Her most recent presentation was on fair use, focusing on the Madonna sampling and Blurred Lines copyright infringement cases and a trademark article on trade dress protection for footwear based on the International Louboutin enforcement of its “red soles” trademark.

Anne Hiaring Hocking is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Blurred Lines: The State of “Transformative Use” in Copyright Fair Use - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2016, Wednesday, October 26, 2016
How the Lanham Act Provoked a Unanimous Ruling by SCOTUS on Free Speech: The Aftermath of the Slants and the Redskins Cases (June 28, 2017) - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 02, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2017, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2018, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace 2018, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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