Evidentiary Issues at the TTAB: New 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 new 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 examine recent court treatment and offer best practices for navigating evidentiary issues at the TTAB.
- New 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 new 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
Dyan M. House
Baker & McKenzie
Ms. House practices in the area of intellectual property. She advises clients in a variety of industries, including... | Read More
Ms. House practices in the area of intellectual property. She advises clients in a variety of industries, including restaurants, financial services, retail, consumer products, technology and oil and gas. Her domestic and international experience encompasses all facets of trademark counseling and prosecution as well as licensing, privacy and copyright. Ms. House's practice centers on international and domestic brand protection. She routinely represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She drafts and negotiates co-existence and license agreements domestically and abroad. Ms. House has represented numerous clients before the United States Patent Trademark Office, including in many opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.Close