Structuring Trademark Clearance Opinions
Assessing Search Results to Identify Infringements, Overcoming Clearance Challenges, Preparing Opinions to Reduce Legal Risks
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to trademark counsel on conducting, analyzing and using trademark searches. The panel will discuss overcoming the challenges in the trademark clearance process and outline best practices for preparing effective clearance opinions.
- Analysis and use of search reports
- Clearance challenges and steps to overcome them
- Best practices for preparing clearance opinions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What factors should counsel consider when analyzing a clearance report?
- What strategies can counsel use to overcome the challenges posed by the trademark clearance process?
- What should be included in a trademark opinion letter?
- How can counsel protect client confidentiality when asserting an advice-of-counsel defense?
Richard C. Gilmore
Registered Patent Attorney
Mr. Gilmore is involved in all aspects of IP law, with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of patent and... | Read More
Mr. Gilmore is involved in all aspects of IP law, with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and foreign countries. He represents clients from a diverse range of industries, and often works directly with in-house counsel to develop and maintain their worldwide patent and trademark portfolios. His trademark practice includes a full range of services including searching, clearance, opinions, licensing and representing clients before the TTAB. Mr. Gilmore is a frequent speaker on patent and trademark matters.Close
George R. McGuire
Bond Schoeneck & King
Mr. McGuire is Chair of the firm’s IP and Technology Practice. He concentrates his practice in all facets of IP... | Read More
Mr. McGuire is Chair of the firm’s IP and Technology Practice. He concentrates his practice in all facets of IP law, including patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, litigation involving IP issues, patent and trademark clearance opinions, validity and (non)infringement opinions, due diligence investigations in M&A, asset purchase, or other financial transactions, and proceedings before the PTAB and the TTAB. In addition to his practice, Mr. McGuire is an adjunct professor at Syracuse University Law School.Close