People: Joseph V. Myers, III, Partner

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Joseph V. Myers, III

Partner

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-6743
Fax: (404) 892-7056
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Mr. Myers directs teams of legal, docketing and administrative personnel and foreign counsel in the management of large international trademark portfolios. His work includes all aspects of global trademark portfolio management, including global brand strategy, prosecution and maintenance, searching and clearance, watching and policing, licensing and distribution, domain name, social media and other Internet issues, and the management of all types of litigation, oppositions, cancellations and other adverse proceedings, domestic and international. In recent years, Mr. Myers has spearheaded the firm’s efforts to apply lean Six Sigma and SeyfarthLean principles and methodologies to the area of global trademark portfolio management to achieve higher quality and enhanced efficiency at reduced cost.
 
Mr. Myers also has substantial experience in technology transactions, including the structuring and negotiation of license, development, distribution, and other transactions involving software, technology, databases, trademarks, and copyrights. While in law school, Mr. Myers authored Speaking Frankly about Copyright Infringement on Computer Bulletin Boards: Lessons to be Learned from Frank Music, Netcom, and The White Paper, 49 Vand. L. Rev. 439 (1996).
Mr. Myers directs teams of legal, docketing and administrative personnel and foreign counsel in the management of large international trademark portfolios. His work includes all aspects of global trademark portfolio management, including global brand strategy, prosecution and maintenance, searching and clearance, watching and policing, licensing and distribution, domain name, social media and other Internet issues, and the management of all types of litigation, oppositions, cancellations and other adverse proceedings, domestic and international. In recent years, Mr. Myers has spearheaded the firm’s efforts to apply lean Six Sigma and SeyfarthLean principles and methodologies to the area of global trademark portfolio management to achieve higher quality and enhanced efficiency at reduced cost.
 
Mr. Myers also has substantial experience in technology transactions, including the structuring and negotiation of license, development, distribution, and other transactions involving software, technology, databases, trademarks, and copyrights. While in law school, Mr. Myers authored Speaking Frankly about Copyright Infringement on Computer Bulletin Boards: Lessons to be Learned from Frank Music, Netcom, and The White Paper, 49 Vand. L. Rev. 439 (1996).

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law (1996)
    Managing Editor of Vanderbilt Law Review (1995-96)
    Dean’s Award for Outstanding Article (1996)
    President, Intellectual Property Society (1995-96)
    Editor of The Exclusive Right: Newsletter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A, Nashville Chapter
  • B.A., Columbia College (1990)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Representative Engagements

  • Ongoing management of multiple large international trademark portfolios for various publicly-traded and large privately-held U.S. companies in various industries, including software and technology, footwear and apparel, consumer products, automotive products and other industries 
  • Ongoing management of software and technology contracting processes for various middle market software firms 
  • Completion of simultaneous copyright registration of over 100 software and multimedia products for publicly-traded U.S. software company
  • Management of $130 million merger of private software company into NASDAQ company, with direct supervision of intellectual property matters, including negotiation of intellectual property representations, warranties and disclosure schedules; management of international trademark, patent and open source diligence; and various information technology issues 

Presentations

  • "Lean Six Sigma in International Trademark Practice," presentation given at various points in 2009 and 2010 to client and attorney groups
  • "The Basics of False Advertising," presentation given in 2009 as the inaugural event of the Kilgannon Series of lectures provided to local advertising professionals
  • “Save your [tail]; Cover your [tail]: The Ins and Outs of Copyright in Advertising,” presented to the Atlanta AD Club, June 2007
  • Medinol and its Progeny: Trademark Practitioner Best Practices and the New Fraud Landscape,” organizer and moderator of panel discussion before State Bar of Georgia Intellectual Property Law Section, January 2007
  • “Intellectual Property Issues and Best Practices in Software Development,” presented to client software development personnel, August 2006
  • “Intellectual Property Issues and Best Practices in R&D,” presented to medical device client R&D personnel, November 2005

Accolades

  • Winner of the Client Choice Award 2015 for Intellectual Property: Trademarks in Georgia