Nonuse of Trademarks Due to Economic Hiatus: Maintaining Registration, Navigating Excusable Nonuse
A live 90-minute premium CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to trademark counsel on excusable nonuse of marks, including the impact of COVID. The panel will examine recent cases and the lessons learned from them. The panel will also discuss use audits and the implications of those audits for nonuse. The panel will examine how temporary nonuse is handled in jurisdictions outside the U.S.
- Excusable nonuse
- Temporary nonuse of trademarks due to COVID
- Use audits and their implications
- Nonuse in non-U.S. jurisdictions
The panel will review these and other relevant issues:
- When can an owner renew its trademark registration despite nonuse based on excusable nonuse?
- Can COVID-19 provide a sufficient basis for claiming excusable nonuse of a mark?
- What are the long term implications of COVID-19 on the incontestability of trademarks?
Ms. Bhatti focuses her practice on all aspects of trademark prosecution including advising, counseling and securing... | Read More
Ms. Bhatti focuses her practice on all aspects of trademark prosecution including advising, counseling and securing trademark protection for clients, with an emphasis on the worldwide selection and enforcement of trademarks. She also works closely with clients in formulating their domestic and international trademark protection and registration strategies. Ms. Bhatti draws on her experience in private practice as well as her previous position as a trademark examining attorney at the USPTO. While there, she examined more than 2,000 trademark applications and represented the USPTO before the TTAB.Close
Robert D. Litowitz
Mr. Litowitz has over 30 years of experience in litigating patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property... | Read More
Mr. Litowitz has over 30 years of experience in litigating patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights before U.S. district courts, the ITC, and the TTAB. He has extensive experience leading and managing a range of litigations on such diverse subjects as pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, designs, product configurations, words, symbols, golf courses, and books.Close
Scott W. Pink
O'Melveny & Myers
Mr. Pink advises technology, media, entertainment, and a variety of consumer product and franchise companies on issues... | Read More
Mr. Pink advises technology, media, entertainment, and a variety of consumer product and franchise companies on issues of intellectual property counseling; social media law; cybersecurity and privacy; and advertising, marketing, and promotions law. He had led many privacy and security compliance initiatives worldwide for clients, including GDPR compliance, HIPAA compliance audits, compliance with financial security regulations (NYDFS) and security audits for cryptocurrency and blockchain companies. A former general counsel for a major media company, Mr. Pink brings an insider’s perspective to his broad-based practice.Close
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