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WEBCAST: Hot Topics at the U.S. Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board - June 18, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
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IPLAC Trademarks & Anti-Counterfeiting Committee presents:

WEBCAST: Hot Topics at the U.S. Trademark Office
and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
(non-CLE)
 

Date: June 18, 2019

In-person (DC) registration: HERE

Webcast registration: HERE


Sponsored by:
Trademark Committee of the D.C. Bar Intellectual Property Law Community

Co-Sponsored by:
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC); Intellectual Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association; International Trademark Association (INTA); The Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court; Virginia State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
 

Tuesday, June 18 

WEBCAST: Hot Topics at the U.S. Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board 

2:30PM – 5:00PM

IPLAC Member Registration Fees: 

  • $15 in person (DC)
  • $35 remote webcast (individual)
  • $100 remote webcast (group)  

 

Speakers:

 

  • Hon. Mary Boney Denison, Commissioner of Trademarks U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Hon. Sharon Marsh, Deputy Commissioner For Trademark Examination Policy, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Hon. Gerard Rogers, Chief Judge, Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Belinda Scrimenti, Partner, Pattishall, McAuliffe (Moderator)

 

The program will cover an overview of statistics of work flow and recent developments at the USPTO Trademark Office and Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB). These include: new rulemaking that will require, with limited exceptions, all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants to use U.S. registered attorneys to prosecute applications; new mandatory electronic filing requirements; the new Examination Guide for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services After Enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill; results to date of the newly instituted declaration of use audit program; a focus on increased China filings; and efforts to curb bad faith filings and use of counterfeited specimens. New TTAB developments include information on the Accelerated Case Resolution program, and comments on revisions to the Standard Protective Order.