Registering Trademarks: Overcoming Descriptive, Geographic, and Surname Refusals
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide IP counsel on avoiding or overcoming potential roadblocks to trademark registration under Section 2(e) of the Lanham Act. The panel will discuss the descriptive, geographic, and surname requirements and offer best practices for overcoming descriptive, geographic, and surname refusals.
- Descriptive, geographic, and surname requirements
- Lanham Act Section 2(e) potential roadblocks
- Overcoming descriptive, geographic, and surname refusals
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are some of the common errors that prevent a successful trademark registration?
- What are the critical considerations for trademark counsel when responding to a refusal?
- What other strategies should counsel implement to increase the likelihood of mark registration after a refusal?
Patrick J. Gallagher
Barnes & Thornburg
Mr. Gallagher has deep experience in trademark clearance, investigation, prosecution, as well as client counseling and... | Read More
Mr. Gallagher has deep experience in trademark clearance, investigation, prosecution, as well as client counseling and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios. He also has significant experience assisting clients with trademark enforcement, opposition and cancellation proceedings; brand protection programs; trademark, unfair competition and false advertising disputes and litigation; internet domain name disputes and proceedings (UDRPs); and trademark licensing. He provides tailored advice for handling IP issues involving social media; IP due diligence and IP licensing; copyright counseling, registration, protection and litigation; Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice and take down procedures; and domain name acquisition.Close
Draeke H. Weseman
Mr. Weseman helps brands by applying his knowledge of trademark law, enhanced by years of experience, to complex... | Read More
Mr. Weseman helps brands by applying his knowledge of trademark law, enhanced by years of experience, to complex trademark problems and communicating advice to clients simply, in plain language, with a focus on business outcomes.Close