Trademark Examiner Teleconferences and Communications Strategies: Preparing for and Conducting Examiner Communications to Advance Trademark Prosecution
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to trademark counsel on leveraging teleconferences and communications with United States Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark examiners to prosecute trademarks more efficiently and overcome specific obstacles. The panel will provide insight into conducting the communications and offer strategies for interacting with trademark examiners.
- Understanding an office action
- Communicating with the examiner prior to responding to an office action
- Pitfalls when discussing an office action: best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What should be included in a communication agenda and what should be avoided?
- How can trademark counsel use examiner communications to the client’s advantage?
- How and when should trademark counsel interact with examiners for effective and efficient prosecution?
Laurie B. Marshall
Marshall Law Group
As a trademark attorney with close to 20 years of experience, Ms. Marshall assists businesses and entrepreneurs... | Read More
As a trademark attorney with close to 20 years of experience, Ms. Marshall assists businesses and entrepreneurs with the legal aspects of branding their company. She is a former in-house Trademark Counsel for Major League Baseball and continues to represent many MLB clubs as well as the National Basketball Association. Ms. Marshall handles a broad range of trademark matters, including worldwide trademark prosecution and trademark clearance and enforcement. She also negotiates and drafts settlement agreements and deals extensively with opposition matters. Ms. Marshall speaks regularly across the country about the importance of trademarks and brand protection.Close
Carl J. Spagnuolo
McHale & Slavin
Mr. Spagnuolo specializes in trademark, copyright and entertainment law. He manages the firm’s trademark... | Read More
Mr. Spagnuolo specializes in trademark, copyright and entertainment law. He manages the firm’s trademark practice and is highly experienced in all aspects of branding, including the clearance and prosecution of trademarks and advertising slogans, counseling regarding proper use of marks, and brand protection and enforcement strategies. At present Mr. Spagnuolo is listed as “attorney-of-record” on over 2,700 trademark files at the United States Trademark Office and also serves as domestic attorney-of-record on several thousand international registrations in over 86 countries throughout the world.Close
Brian M. Taillon
Intellectual Property Attorney
McHale & Slavin
Mr. Taillon’s practice focuses on IP-related transactions, copyright and trademark prosecution, and IP litigation... | Read More
Mr. Taillon’s practice focuses on IP-related transactions, copyright and trademark prosecution, and IP litigation in federal courts. He is experienced in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB, as well as internet domain dispute proceedings before the National Arbitration Forum. Mr. Taillon also has experience in prosecuting applications for the registration of U.S. trademarks, including searches, opinions and responding to office actions.Close