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 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.
- Changes to implement the TMA
- Other changes by the U.S. Trademark Office
- Specimen requirements
- Foreign applicants
- Electronic filing
- What the changes mean for trademark practice
- Expanded non-use cancellation mechanisms
- Best practices for trademark practice under the new rules
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What changes did the U.S. Trademark Office make to the specimen requirements?
- What prompted these changes and how are these rule revisions changing trademark practice?
- What steps should trademark counsel take to ensure compliance with the rules?
Amanda H. Wilcox
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Ms. Wilcox focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property, helping to protect the trademarks and other IP... | Read More
Ms. Wilcox focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property, helping to protect the trademarks and other IP rights of her clients. Her practice encompasses the broad IP range of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and litigation. Ms. Wilcox manages and enforces international trademark portfolios for major brands, including international clearance searches, legal opinions relating to trademark use and registrability, procurement of trademark registrations worldwide, design and implementation of worldwide trademark watches and enforcement strategies, portfolio audits, and U.S. and foreign trademark opposition and litigation proceedings.Close
Laila S. Wolfgram
Ms. Wolfgram uses her extensive experience to develop global brand protection strategies for her clients. She... | Read More
Ms. Wolfgram uses her extensive experience to develop global brand protection strategies for her clients. She advises business owners on the selection, clearance, registration, and enforcement of trademarks domestically and internationally. As a trusted advisor to clients, she helps them identify all types of trademark protection, including non-traditional trademarks, to help leverage brand awareness and value in the marketplace, online, and on social media. Ms. Wolfgram has also represented numerous clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal board, has a wealth of experience with Uniform Domain-Name-Dispute-Resolution proceedings, and regularly performs due diligence for IP matters in corporate transactions.Close