Oblon Spivak Attorney Serves as Vice Chair on Award-Winning IPO Design Rights Committee

July 3, 2012 – Firm News

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) has designated the IPO Design Rights Committee as a recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Committee of the Year award. We congratulate Ed Tracy, a Senior Attorney in Oblon Spivak's Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution and Industrial Designs groups, for his service as Vice Chair on the award-winning IPO Design Rights Committee.

The Outstanding Committee of the Year Award has been given in recognition of outstanding service in promoting reliable, effective, and up-to-date intellectual property systems since 2003.

According to its Charter, the IPO Industrial Designs Committee focuses its work on "identifying challenges in industrial design intellectual property (IDIP) ownership," and "educating IPO members, the judiciary and other stakeholders regarding the value of IDIP ownership, the impact of relevant changes in the legal landscape of each of the various jurisdictions, and any new proactive measures owners and practitioners should take to maximize the potential benefits from IDIP ownership."