Trademarks Abandonment at TTAB and the Courts: Impact on Global Brands
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide IP counsel on trademark abandonment in the Courts and before the TTAB. The panel will address how an abandonment decision affects a global brand and offer best practices on how to avoid abandonment.
- Abandonment proceedings at TTAB
- Abandonment in federal cases
- Bases for filing an affidavit of excusable nonuse with the USPTO
- How an abandonment decision affects a global brand
The panel will review these and other crucial issues:
- How can you identify an abandoned trademark?
- How can counsel demonstrate abandonment of a mark?
- What impact can naked licensing have on trademark rights and abandonment?
- What steps can you take to document your trademark use to protect against claims of abandonment?
James R. Hastings
Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck
Mr. Hastings has more than 20 years of experience representing corporate and entrepreneurial brand owners in all facets... | Read More
Mr. Hastings has more than 20 years of experience representing corporate and entrepreneurial brand owners in all facets of trademark law and brand protection and enforcement. Previously, Mr. Hastings served as in-house counsel to a well-known national catalog retailer. He is author of the online publication, Trademark Opposition Lawyer—a guide for CEOs and in-house counsel about contested proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.Close
Donna M.D. Thomas
Goodell DeVries Leech & Dann
Ms. Thomas guides clients in commercial and intellectual property transactions, from publicly traded corporations... | Read More
Ms. Thomas guides clients in commercial and intellectual property transactions, from publicly traded corporations making mega-buck acquisitions to the clearance, registration, licensing, protection and defense of copyrights and trademarks for individuals and businesses, small and large. Ms. Thomas has taught copyright and media law as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore. She is also a frequent lecturer on intellectual property subjects, including teaching trademark law as an instructor for the Maryland Bar Association, and she is a frequent lecturer at Association of Corporate Counsel Chapters around the country. Ms. Thomas also served as the Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.Close