Demonstrating Use in Commerce for Trademark Applications
Navigating Use in Commerce Requirements Under the Lanham Act and for Purposes of Registration
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to trademark counsel on “use in commerce” for trademark applications under the Lanham Act as well as for trademark registrations. The panel will discuss the impact of recent decisions on use in commerce and will offer strategies for providing evidence of use in commerce.
- Use in commerce
- Under the Lanham Act
- For purposes of trademark registration
- Proper or acceptable evidence of use in commerce
- Best practices for demonstrating use in commerce
The panel will review these and other noteworthy issues:
- How will the TTAB’s reading of what constitutes use of a mark impact applications or registrations?
- What is the effect of the Federal Circuit’s fairly broad interpretation of use in commerce in determining what is necessary to register a trademark?
- What strategies should counsel employ to demonstrate sufficient nexus between a trademark and use of the mark in commerce?
Ms. Johnson focuses on trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation. Prior to joining... | Read More
Ms. Johnson focuses on trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she was as a trademark examining attorney at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, where she reviewed applications for registration and represented the Office in ex parte appeals before the TTAB. Ms. Johnson began her legal career in the Intellectual Property Rights and Litigation Practice Groups at Covington & Burling LLP. There, her IP practice focused on trademark enforcement and litigation before federal courts, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the National Arbitration Forum.Close
Robert D. Litowitz
Mr. Litowitz has over 30 years of experience in litigating patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property... | Read More
Mr. Litowitz has over 30 years of experience in litigating patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights before U.S. district courts, the ITC, and the TTAB. He has extensive experience leading and managing a range of litigations on such diverse subjects as pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, designs, product configurations, words, symbols, golf courses, and books.Close
Linda K. McLeod
Ms. McLeod's practice focuses on litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the courts, trademark... | Read More
Ms. McLeod's practice focuses on litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the courts, trademark clearance and prosecution, and client counseling. She gained significant expertise while serving as Administrative Trademark Judge and Interlocutory Attorney with the TTAB. She sat on panels that decided cases involving a variety of marks, including product configurations and color trademarks.Close