Design Patents and the Hague Agreement Option: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Filing an IDA
Leveraging Lessons From the First Year, Understanding the Implications for Design Patent Prosecution
Please Note: The start time for this webinar is 12:00 PM EDT
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance for patent counsel on the application process under the Hague Agreement as well as the pros and cons of filing under the Agreement. The panel will discuss lessons that have been learned over the first year that U.S. applicants have had access to the Hague System. The panel will offer best practices for filing design patent applications.
- USPTO final rules implementing the Hague Agreement
- Lessons learned over the first year of access to the Hague System
- Pitfalls and how best to avoid or overcome them
- Best practices for filing international design patent applications
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing the IDA under the Hague Agreement?
- What are the lessons that have been learned over the first year that U.S. applicants have had access to the Hague System?
- What best practices should counsel employ when filing an international design patent application?
Senior Information Officer, The Hague Registry, Brands and Designs Sector (BDS)
World Intellectual Property Organization
Ms. Berendson has participated as a speaker in several seminars and workshops relating to international trademarks,... | Read More
Ms. Berendson has participated as a speaker in several seminars and workshops relating to international trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. Prior to working at WIPO, she was the Peruvian delegate to WIPO and WTO, responsible for various issues including intellectual property and trade.Close
Tracy-Gene G. Durkin
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Ms. Durkin leads the firm’s Mechanical Patent and Trademark Group. With over 20 years of experience... | Read More
Ms. Durkin leads the firm’s Mechanical Patent and Trademark Group. With over 20 years of experience obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, she is sought out by leading consumer product companies for her expertise with utility and design patents, trademarks, and copyrights to create a unique IP protection strategy to meet their individual needs. Ms. Durkin’s experience includes helping clear new products and trademarks for use in the marketplace, selecting appropriate IP protection, and enforcing such protection through mediation, litigation and licensing.Close
David R. Gerk
Patent Attorney, Office of Policy and International Affairs
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Mr. Gerk advises the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and... | Read More
Mr. Gerk advises the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on domestic and international IP issues as well as on United States treaty obligations and helps to formulate U.S. domestic and international policy regarding protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Prior to joining the USPTO, he was a shareholder in Banner & Witcoff's Washington, D.C., office where he practiced IP law. He oversaw the efforts of the USPTO regarding design protection and the accession to the Hague Agreement.Close