U.S. Trademark Office Changes and the Impact: Rules to Implement the TMA, Specimen Requirements, Foreign Applicants
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide IP counsel on recent rule changes and proposed rule changes by the U.S. Trademark Office, including those implementing the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA). The panel will examine the impact of these changes on trademark applicants, registrants, and U.S. trademark practice, as well as offer best practices for operating within the new rules.
- Proposed changes to implement the TMA
- Recent changes by the U.S. Trademark Office
- Specimen requirements
- Foreign applicants
- Electronic filing
- What the changes mean for trademark practice
- Cancellation based on fraud: heightened standard
- Best practices for trademark practice under the new rules
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What recent changes did the U.S. Trademark Office make to the specimen requirements?
- How are these rule revisions changing trademark practice?
- What steps should trademark counsel take to ensure compliance with the new rules?
Jared I. Kagan
Debevoise & Plimpton
Mr. Kagan practices in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Media Group. His practice includes litigation and... | Read More
Mr. Kagan practices in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Media Group. His practice includes litigation and counseling on trademark, false advertising, copyright, and defamation matters, and he has litigated cases in both state and federal court, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau. Since 2012, Mr. Kagan has been a member of the Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee of the New York City Bar Association.Close
Ilene B. Tannen
Ms. Tannen specializes in trademark and copyright law and practices in the firm’s global Trademarks, Unfair... | Read More
Ms. Tannen specializes in trademark and copyright law and practices in the firm’s global Trademarks, Unfair Competition & Copyrights Group. She is also a former member of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Tannen manages global trademark portfolios for domestic and multinational companies, advising on clearance, brand development and use, registration strategies, and enforcement, in such industries as pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, apparel, sports, food and beverages, and financial services. She also counsels companies regarding the use of their intellectual property in online content and social media and advises clients regarding copyright protection and use. Ilene is the author of the U.S. Chapter in Thomson Reuters’ well-regarded, go-to trademark resource Trademarks Throughout the World, Fifth Edition, wherein she addresses trademark registration practice and procedures under U.S. trademark law.Close