Protecting Trademark Rights Outside the U.S.
Registering Marks Abroad, Pros and Cons of the Madrid System, Enforcing IP Rights
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide counsel to trademark owners and applicants in deciding whether to register marks outside the U.S., the advantages and disadvantages of the Madrid System for International Registration, and trademark rights enforcement challenges.
- Decision to register
- Prioritizing countries
- Defensive filings
- First-to-file vs. first-to-use
- Use requirements
- Madrid System for International Registration
- Advantages of Madrid System over filing directly in individual countries
- Disadvantages of Madrid System over filing directly in individual countries
- The details
- Letters of consent
- Temporary assignments
- Association of marks
- Trademark watches
- Opposition actions
- Enforcement actions
The panel will review these and other crucial questions:
- What are the factors in determining whether and where to register a mark outside the U.S.?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Madrid System for International Registration?
- What steps can trademark owners take to enforce their IP rights internationally?
Dr. Kunz-Hallstein Rechtsanwälte
Mr. Kunz-Hallstein practices in all fields of intellectual property, especially in trademark prosecution and... | Read More
Mr. Kunz-Hallstein practices in all fields of intellectual property, especially in trademark prosecution and litigation as well as portfolio management.Close
Michael J. Leonard
Mr. Leonard provides strategic counsel on the availability and adoption of trademarks as well as the management and... | Read More
Mr. Leonard provides strategic counsel on the availability and adoption of trademarks as well as the management and enforcement of trademark portfolios in the United States and abroad. He also represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and various U.S. district courts. Keenly adept at managing and enforcing domestic and international intellectual property rights, he is a go-to resource on trademarks, copyrights, and other IP-related issues for clients in the telecommunications, computer software and technology, entertainment and sports, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, publishing, scientific research, and apparel industries.Close