Identification of Goods and Services in Trademark Applications: Key Considerations
Breadth of Identification, Impact on Foreign Filings and Enforcement, Implications of USPTO Use Audits
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide trademark counsel on the identification of goods and services and the considerations applicants should keep in mind when crafting identifications. The panel will discuss obstacles to registration and the implications of the USPTO's proof of use audits on crafting identifications. The panel will offer best practices for crafting of the identification of goods and services in trademark applications.
- What should/should not be included in the application
- Considerations when crafting identification of goods and services
- Single class application
- Multi-class application
- How broad or narrow
- Implications for international filings
- Implications of USPTO audits and interplay with identification of goods and services
- Best practices for crafting identification of goods and services
The panel will review these and other essential issues:
- What are the best practices for U.S. trademark counsel for crafting identifications of goods and services?
- What key factors should U.S. trademark counsel consider when crafting identification of goods and services for applications in the U.S. and outside the U.S.?
- How detailed or broad should identifications be generally and what specific circumstances might impact the analysis?
- What is the Post Registration Proof of Use Audit Program and what is the Technology Evolution Pilot Program?
Rory P. Pheiffer
Partner, Deputy Chair, Intellectual Property Department
Nutter McClennen & Fish
Mr. Pheiffer’s practice covers a broad spectrum of intellectual property issues, including domestic and... | Read More
Mr. Pheiffer’s practice covers a broad spectrum of intellectual property issues, including domestic and international patent prosecution, patent opinion and clearance matters, patent litigation, domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement, and technology licensing matters. He is the former president of the preeminent intellectual property bar association in New England—the Boston Patent Law Association.Close
Draeke H. Weseman
Mr. Weseman creates consistent, successful outcomes for brands by reliably applying hard-earned knowledge of... | Read More
Mr. Weseman creates consistent, successful outcomes for brands by reliably applying hard-earned knowledge of trademark law, enhanced by years of experience, to complex trademark problems and then communicating valuable advice to clients simply and directly, in unadorned plain language.Close