Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
THOMAS A. WARD
Welcome to the summer edition of New Matter for 2017. The cover art on this issue shows a hodgepodge of trademarks from significant California companies. Naturally, there are many more significant California companies with important trademarks. Unfortunately, due to space limitations all could not be included. This shows the importance of trademark protection for California based companies, and the importance of having attorneys who practice trademark law in the state.
New Matter continually includes articles dealing with current trademark issues. The current issue is no exception and includes the article "The Band Who Must Not Be Named – Lee vs. Tam Hearing." Also, New Matter continually includes a regular column on trademark law authored by Jane Wald dealing with trademark issues and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). We invite those practicing in the field of trademark law as well as attorneys having an interest in current trademark law developments to read the articles. Also for those interested, we invite you to inquire about the activities and opportunities with the Trademark Interest Group that is part of the Intellectual Property Section for the State Bar.
I would like to thank all the authors who submitted articles for this issue as well as those who provide regular columns for New Matter. We continue to welcome article submissions in the field of IP from anyone who is interested in writing. We will accept articles from writers outside California, those who are not admitted to the California bar, including law students, and anyone else who is interested in writing about intellectual property matters. Submission guidelines are included at the end of each issue of New Matter. If you would like to propose an article for submission, please email our Acquisitions Editor, Amanda Nye, whose contact information is provided at the end of each New Matter edition.