In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.
Peter T. Wakiyama, a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton, was interviewed on the February 21, 2020 KYW In Depth podcast episode, "Can You Really Take the Phillie Out of the Phanatic?"
The Phillie Phanatic has held down the job as the Phillies mascot for more than 40 years. But now a feud between the design firm behind the mascot and the Phillies organization means that suddenly, the future of the Phanatic could be a question mark. On this episode of the KYW In Depth podcast, KYW Newsradio's Paul Kurtz breaks down what makes the Phanatic unique in the universe of baseball mascots, and Peter Wakiyama, a partner at Pepper Hamilton's intellectual property department, helps us understand what's actually happening, why the two sides are fighting, and what the odds are that 2020 ends up being the Phanatic's last season in Philadelphia.
The podcast is available at https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/media/audio-channel/can-you-really-take-the-phillie-out-of-the-phanatic.