Navigating Venue and Jurisdiction in Trademark Cases
Determining the Best Forum for Pursuing or Defending Infringement Claims
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to trademark counsel for developing jurisdiction and venue strategies. The panel will discuss key considerations that parties should be aware of and offer best practices for navigating jurisdiction and venue issues when litigating trademark cases in federal court, state court, before the USPTO or in the International Trade Commission (ITC).
- State court trademark litigation
- Federal court trademark litigation
- Opposition and cancellation proceedings before the USPTO
- Trademark cases in the ITC
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What factors should trademark counsel consider when determining venue? When challenging venue?
- What strategies can IP counsel use when asserting or challenging jurisdiction in trademark cases?
- What strategies have been effective for trademark counsel when developing, pursuing or defending motions to transfer venue?
Megan K. Bannigan
Debevoise & Plimpton
Ms. Bannigan specializes in trademark, copyright, false advertising, rights of publicity, licensing and other... | Read More
Ms. Bannigan specializes in trademark, copyright, false advertising, rights of publicity, licensing and other contractual disputes and related matters. She represents clients across a range of industries, including fashion and luxury goods, entertainment, professional sports, pharmaceuticals, consumer products and financial services. Ms. Bannigan has extensive trial experience as well as experience representing clients before the USPTO, the TTAB and the International Trade Commission. She is a frequent speaker on IP issues and is an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law.Close
Meredith M. Wilkes
Ms. Wilkes is a trial lawyer whose practice is focused on brand protection and enforcement. She has led... | Read More
Ms. Wilkes is a trial lawyer whose practice is focused on brand protection and enforcement. She has led high-stakes trademark, trade dress, trade secret, false advertising, unfair competition, and design patent litigation for global brands in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. Ms. Wilkes also counsels clients on brand selection and clearance strategies worldwide from searching to filing to enforcement. She is a frequent speaker on brand issues and is Co-Leader of the firm's global Trademarks, Unfair Competition & Copyrights Group.Close