U.S. Trademark Office Changes and Their Impact: Specimen Requirements, Foreign Applicants, Filing Procedure
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide IP counsel on recent changes by the U.S. Trademark Office, including the heightened standard for cancellation based on fraud and rule changes. 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.
- Recent changes by the U.S. Trademark Office
- Specimen requirements
- Foreign applicants
- Electronic filing
- Anticipated changes
- 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 do these rule revisions change trademark practice?
- What steps should trademark counsel take to ensure compliance with the new rules?
Megan K. Bannigan
Debevoise & Plimpton
Ms. Bannigan specializes in trademark, copyright, false advertising, rights of publicity, licensing and other... | Read More
Ms. Bannigan specializes in trademark, copyright, false advertising, rights of publicity, licensing and other contractual disputes and related matters. She represents clients across a range of industries, including fashion and luxury goods, entertainment, professional sports, pharmaceuticals, consumer products and financial services. Ms. Bannigan has extensive trial experience as well as experience representing clients before the USPTO, the TTAB and the International Trade Commission. She is a frequent speaker on IP issues and is an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law.Close
Meredith M. Wilkes
Ms. Wilkes is a trial lawyer whose practice is focused on brand protection and enforcement. She has led... | Read More
Ms. Wilkes is a trial lawyer whose practice is focused on brand protection and enforcement. She has led high-stakes trademark, trade dress, trade secret, false advertising, unfair competition, and design patent litigation for global brands in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. Ms. Wilkes also counsels clients on brand selection and clearance strategies worldwide from searching to filing to enforcement. She is a frequent speaker on brand issues and is Co-Leader of the firm's global Trademarks, Unfair Competition & Copyrights Group.Close
Brian J. Winterfeldt
Winterfeldt IP Group
Mr. Winterfeldt advises clients on the creation of global trademark and branding strategies. He also develops programs... | Read More
Mr. Winterfeldt advises clients on the creation of global trademark and branding strategies. He also develops programs to register and enforce clients’ IP rights and protect against infringement of their trademarks and other branding elements in the U.S. and internationally, including domestic and international trademark counseling, clearance, prosecution and enforcement. In addition, Mr. Winterfeldt advises clients on trade dress, copyright, internet governance and domain name issues, including domain name disputes such as UDRP. He regularly counsels global leaders across a broad variety of industries. As a prominent voice in the IP arena, Mr. Winterfeldt has written numerous articles on trademark law and is a frequent speaker at industry events on topics such as trademark law, internet governance and social media. He is an active member of the INTA is currently serving a three-year term on INTA’s Board of Directors.Close