Michael Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn LLP, spoke at the 2012 Seoul International Trademark Forum on October 19, presented jointly by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Korean Trademark & Design Association (KOTA) at the COEX Intercontinental Seoul. Mr. Cantor’s presentation discussed the issues of “use” and “intent to use” in the establishment of trademark rights in the United States. An audience of 250 trademark practitioners from South Korea and around the world attended the Forum. INTA and KOTA timed their event to lead up to the 43rd World Intellectual Property Congress of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), also held in Seoul immediately following the International Trademark Forum.
Michael Cantor has been an intellectual property attorney for almost 30 years, and has grown Cantor Colburn from a one-office patent firm of 10 attorneys into one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, with 100 attorneys in offices in Hartford, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit. Mr. Cantor’s areas of technological expertise are in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer and Material Science, Energy, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Metallurgy and Ceramics, and Nanotechnology. In the practice of intellectual property law, Mr. Cantor has years of experience handling clients’ complex matters with regard to patents, trademarks and trade dress, copyright, trademark searching and clearance, patent landscaping and risk analysis, due diligence in IP acquisitions, opinions, and inter partes proceedings at the USPTO. He also has experience in patent litigation, trademark litigation, copyright litigation, trade secret litigation, unfair competition litigation, complex commercial and business litigation, strategic IP portfolio development, licensing, and IP transactional work, including transfers, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcy, and securitization.
As an adjunct Professor, he has taught patent law at his alma mater, the University of Connecticut School of Law, for more than 15 years. He has published a number of articles on intellectual property law and is a frequent speaker at legal and business conferences and seminars. He serves on numerous boards, including that of Connecticut Innovations by appointment of Governor Dannel P. Malloy.
Cantor Colburn has a robust practice in trademark and copyright, patent, litigation, licensing and all other areas of intellectual property law. The attorneys in the firm’s Trademark & Copyright Department manage nearly 12,000 marks for their clients. In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was #23 for registered U.S. trademarks, up from #68 five years before (Intellectual Property Today). Cantor Colburn’s clients are among the leading companies in the United States and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high-tech start-ups, and universities.