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

Date(s):
June 18, 2019
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Credit: 0 Credit Hours
 
**Pre-registration is closed. On-site and webcast registration is still available. Please click here to register for the webcast.  
 
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.
 
Pre-registration for this program is encouraged. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Food is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 3:00 pm. Program content starts at 3:30 pm. Reception to follow.
 
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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; San Diego County Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section; Virginia State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
 
This program is available for both in-person and live webcast participation. To access webcast registration, please click here.
 
Please Note: Requests for changes to registration from in-person attendance to webcast must be made by 10:00 am the day of the event.
 
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)
 
In-Person Fees: $0 Related Community Member; $10 Law Student Community Member; $15 Co-Sponsoring Organizations; $15 Government/NonProfit; $20 D.C. Bar Member; $25 Non-Member
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Gerard Rogers, Chief Judge, Trademark Trial & Appeal Board U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Belinda Scrimenti, Partner, Pattishall, McAuliffe (Moderator)

Mary Denison, Commissioner of Trademarks U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Sharon Marsh, Deputy Commissioner For Trademark Examination Policy, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office