Evidentiary Issues at the TTAB: Examination Guides, Generic Marks, Third-Party Registrations, Consumer Surveys
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on evidentiary issues at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). The panel will discuss the Examination Guides, particularly as they address generic marks, evidentiary issues related to third-party registrations, and consumer surveys. The panel will discuss the scope and timing of discovery. The panel will also examine recent court treatment and offer best practices for navigating evidentiary issues at the TTAB.
- Examination Guides
- Generic marks
- Consumer surveys
- Third-party registrations
- Recent decisions
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other priority issues:
- What guidance do the Examination Guides provide for generic.com marks?
- What lessons can trademark counsel draw from recent decisions when assessing evidence?
- What best practices should counsel employ when submitting or challenging evidence?
Theodore H. Davis, Jr.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Mr. Davis's practice focuses on domestic and international litigation and client counseling in the fields of... | Read More
Mr. Davis's practice focuses on domestic and international litigation and client counseling in the fields of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law. He has particular experience in trade dress disputes and with large-scale trademark clearance and registration projects. He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association.Close
James R. Hastings
Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck
Mr. Hastings has more than 20 years of experience representing corporate and entrepreneurial brand owners in all facets... | Read More
Mr. Hastings has more than 20 years of experience representing corporate and entrepreneurial brand owners in all facets of trademark law and brand protection and enforcement. Previously, Mr. Hastings served as in-house counsel to a well-known national catalog retailer. He is author of the online publication, Trademark Opposition Lawyer—a guide for CEOs and in-house counsel about contested proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.Close
John P. Sullivan, Jr.
Mr. Sullivan serves a range of clients – from emerging ventures to Fortune 500 companies – and focuses on... | Read More
Mr. Sullivan serves a range of clients – from emerging ventures to Fortune 500 companies – and focuses on delivering pragmatic legal approaches to a host of complex intellectual property and corporate law issues. With a background in music and entrepreneurship, he combines his business acumen and legal knowledge to help clients identify, protect, commercialize, and enforce their brands, creativity, and technological innovations. Mr. Sullivan has strong knowledge of trademark and copyright law, commercial licensing, and corporate strategy which helps clients develop and implement pragmatic business approaches to complex IP and corporate law problems. His practice often crosses traditional practice area boundaries, as he understands that an increasingly complex, globally interconnected economy means a legal issue rarely pertains to just one area of law.Close