Trademark Enforcement Outside the Courtroom: Customs, Watches, and Leveraging Online Platform Solutions
Exploring Options for Early, Effective, and Budget-Conscious Strategies
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide IP counsel on enforcing trademark rights outside of litigation. The panel will discuss use of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), trademark watch services, online infringement, and modern trademark clearance to amplify the strength of a brand and protect against infringement.
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Trademark watch services
- Modern trademark clearance
- Best practices for enforcing marks outside the courtroom
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can brand owners utilize the processes of the CBP to protect against infringement?
- What steps should businesses take to detect alleged trademark infringement on a social media site?
- What practical steps should counsel take to protect against infringement outside of litigation?
Michelle P. Ciotola
Partner; Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Practice; Co-Chair of the Consumer Products Practice
Ms. Ciotola concentrates her practice on counseling, protecting and enforcing trademark, trade dress, copyright, and... | Read More
Ms. Ciotola concentrates her practice on counseling, protecting and enforcing trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related IP rights, as well as counseling clients in unfair competition, internet, advertising, and promotions law. She assists clients in the development and exploitation of their trademark portfolios, including clearance of marks; prosecution of trademark applications before the USPTO; and identifying important overseas jurisdiction and filing or coordinating with local counsel for protection and enforcement of marks in those jurisdictions. Ms. Ciotola develops strategies for the enforcement of her clients’ IP rights, including preparing demand letters, negotiating settlement agreements, handling opposition and cancellation actions before the TTAB, and coordinating and overseeing litigation with local counsel around the world. She also develops strategies for enforcement of her clients’ IP rights online, including handling Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings. Ms. Ciotola attends and speaks at the world’s leading trademark industry association gatherings, including the INTA, MARQUES, the European brand owner association, European Communities Trade Mark Association and the Asociancion InterAmericana de la Propriedad Intelectual (ASIPI). She also talks about trademarks on her podcast, IP Obsessed.Close
Ms. Caless assists clients with trademark clearance, prosecution, monitoring, and enforcement. She advises... | Read More
Ms. Caless assists clients with trademark clearance, prosecution, monitoring, and enforcement. She advises clients in both U.S. and foreign portfolio development and management. Ms. Caless is involved in drafting settlement agreements to resolve trademark disputes. She also provides assistance with other intellectual property agreements including assignments, licenses, and consent agreements. Ms. Caless also has experience in copyright matters and domain name disputes, including arbitrations under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.Close
Vice President, Senior Trademark & Domain Name Counsel
Warner Music Group
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