TTAB Accelerated Case Resolution: Evaluating and Leveraging ACR Procedures to Expedite Trademark Litigation
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide trademark owners and counsel with guidance on the advantages and disadvantages of using the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB's) Accelerated Case Resolution (ACR) process to resolve trademark cases. The panel will provide strategies for trademark owners and their counsel for participating in ACR.
- ACR process
- Factors in weighing whether to use ACR
- Time—is it of the essence?
- Complexity of the case
- Volume of documents
- Number of experts expected
- Lessons learned from recent ACR cases
- Best practices when using ACR
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the ACR process?
- What considerations should parties evaluate when determining whether to participate in the ACR process?
- What strategies should parties employ when utilizing the ACR process?
Ms. Calcagno is a former Magistrate of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, a former Trademark... | Read More
Ms. Calcagno is a former Magistrate of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, a former Trademark Examiner, and for 20 years has engaged in a practice that covers a wide area of intellectual property law, including trial practice, practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and ICANN. She has lectured frequently for the International Trademark Association and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School.Close
R. David Donoghue
Holland & Knight
Mr. Donoghue is a trial attorney and the deputy practice group leader of Holland & Knight's Intellectual... | Read More
Mr. Donoghue is a trial attorney and the deputy practice group leader of Holland & Knight's Intellectual Property Group, focusing his almost 15 years of experience upon intellectual property litigation and particularly upon patent disputes. He was previously with Delphi, the world's largest automotive supplier, where he was a founding member of Delphi's Technology Licensing and Litigation Group and handled substantial international intellectual property litigation and licensing matters. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching intellectual property courses.Close
Mary Margaret O'Donnell
Blue Filament Law
Before founding Blue Filament Intellectual Property, Ms. O'Donnell co-chaired the Trademark Group at the... | Read More
Before founding Blue Filament Intellectual Property, Ms. O'Donnell co-chaired the Trademark Group at the intellectual property firm of Rader Fishman & Grauer. She has secured protection and enforced rights across a wide variety of fields, and currently serves as co-chair of the Trademark Litigation Subcommittee of the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer in and outside of the United States, and is an adjunct professor for an LLM seminar on International Trademark Law.Close