Navigating Trademark Practice Before the PTO 2006
|Date||February 23-34, 2005|
New York City
Joseph R. Dreitler, Member in Frost Brown Todd's Intellectual Property Department and Chair of the Firm's Trademark and Copyright practice group, will be presenting at a seminar sponsored by the Practising Law Institute entitled, "Navigating Trademark Practice Before the PTO 2006: From Filing Through the TTAB Hearing", on February 23-24, 2006 in New York City.
Why You Should Attend
A federal trademark or service mark registration can be a very valuable business asset. The Patent and Trademark Offices consider applications for registrations. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board hears appeals when the Patent and Trademark Office refuses to register a mark and conducts contested proceedings between parties litigating the right to register a mark. Because these issues are often part of larger disputes regarding the right to use marks in both the conventional marketplace, as well as in e-commerce, a basic understanding of TTAB practice and procedure is an important part of the skills required of intellectual property lawyers in the new economy.
What You Will Learn
- Overview of the U.S. trademark registration system
- PTO and TTAB structure, jurisdiction and powers
- Grounds for refusal of registration
- Importance of product configurations and functionality
- Importance of non-traditional marks
- Acquired distinctiveness issues
- Practical tips for trademark searching
- Searching in light of the Madrid Protocol
- Reason to search
Call (800) 260-4PLI or visit www.pli.edu to register.