Trademark Trial and Appeal Board: Significant Rule Changes Just Issued

Compliance Deadlines Start August 31 - Are You Ready?

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Conducted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) published significant procedural changes to the rules of practice for TTAB proceedings on August 1.

Among the changes are the adoption of a disclosure model, clarification of the rule on briefing of motions, and a mandatory settlement/discovery conference at the beginning of the case.

While some of the changes went into effect on August 31, most are effective as of November 1. So, time is running out to get on top of the most significant changes.

Listen as our authoritative panel of IP attorneys examines the new TTAB rules package and the practical effect of the new rules, including practice tips for complying with the changes.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What changes has the TTAB put in place?
  • What will be the practical effect of the new rules?
  • What are possible unintended consequences of the new rules package?


Stephen R. Baird
Stephen R. Baird
Winthrop & Weinstine

He heads the firm's Intellectual Property and Trademark and Brand Management Practice groups and handles trademark...  |  Read More

John L. Welch
John L. Welch
Of Counsel
Lowrie Lando & Anastasi

He has handled hundreds of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has...  |  Read More

Beth A. Chapman
Beth A. Chapman
Of Counsel
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt

She is a member of the firm's Trademark and Copyright Department. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a U.S....  |  Read More