Trademark Representation Risks: Best Practices for Reducing Malpractice and Ethics Complai...
Recognizing and Eliminating Problem Behavior, Identifying and Preventing Client Conflicts,...
May 6, 2021 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will guide IP counsel on minimizing the risk of ethics and malpractice claims in trademark representations. The panel will examine common pitfalls and problematic behavior, client conflict issues, and hypothetical scenarios. The panel will also offer guidance on steps counsel can tak...
Blockchain in Trademark Transactions, Enforcement
Documenting Use in Commerce, Detecting Counterfeit Goods, Chain of Ownership and Assignmen...
December 9, 2020 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will examine the many possible uses of blockchain for trademark management and transactions. The panel will discuss how brand owners can leverage blockchain in establishing, licensing, and enforcing trademark rights.
Comparative Advertising: Avoiding Trademark Infringement, Disparagement
Lessons From Recent Cases, Avoiding Pitfalls, and Substantiating Comparative Claims
June 25, 2019 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will guide counsel to companies using or facing competitor comparative advertising. The panel will examine the use of competitor's marks/logos in advertising, puffery vs. actionable comparative advertising, the use of consumer-generated content related to competitors, and substantiat...
Product Trade Dress After Converse: Secondary Meaning and Infringement Redefined
Meeting the Court's New Test for Secondary Meaning, Timing of Infringement, Demonstrating...
February 6, 2019 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will guide IP counsel on protecting product trade dress after the Federal Circuit's decision in Converse Inc. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n (2018). The panel will discuss the court's new test for secondary meaning, the timing of infringement and the likelihood of confusion test.
Functionality in Trademark Prosecution and Litigation
Protecting Trademarks/Trade Dress and Defending Against Infringement Claims: Functionality...
October 10, 2017 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on protecting trademarks and trade dress and defending against such claims, and dealing with the challenges and limitations related to functionality and aesthetic functionality. The panel will examine functionality as it is applied in trademark app...
Trade Dress Rights Enforcement: Prosecuting Infringement Claims
Proving Protectable Trade Dress and Likelihood of Confusion, Defeating Defenses
June 28, 2016 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on the enforcement of protectable trade dress. The panel will examine the requirements for trade dress infringement and will review recent cases. The panel will offer best practices for enforcing trade dress rights.
Leveraging USPTO Technology Evolution Pilot Program
Amending Identifications of Goods and Services in Trademark Registration
December 15, 2015 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on leveraging the new USPTO pilot program to amend identifications of goods/services in trademark registrations. The panel will discuss what can be done under this program, who can take advantage of it, and the program's pros and cons. The panel wi...
Leveraging Fluid Trademarks
Best Practices for Creating and Using Fluid Marks to Enhance Brands Without Compromising I...
May 21, 2013 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on the challenges involved in using and protecting fluid trademarks. The panel will offer approaches to avoid weakening of the trademark when using fluid marks intended to enhance the brand.
Certification Marks: Legal Challenges
Owner Implementation and Monitoring of Certification Programs, and Licensee Qualification...
July 11, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare counsel to certification mark owners with best practices for implementation and monitoring of certification mark programs and provide guidance to counsel for mark licensees on effectively managing such marks.
Trademark Fraud on the USPTO
Meeting the Challenges of Pleading and Proving Fraud After Bose
November 10, 2010 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide guidance for counsel to trademark owners, applicants and practitioners on the rapidly developing post- Bose case law and the reckless disregard standard. The panel will offer strategies for meeting the challenges of pleading and proving fraud at the TTAB.
Protecting and Licensing Trademarks in China
Safeguarding Brands and Marks in the Global Marketplace
November 18, 2009 • CLE
This seminar will discuss registration and licensing of trademarks in China, enforcement of trademark rights, and best practices for protecting trademarks for businesses either entering the Chinese market or already doing business there.
Combating Trademark Counterfeiting on the Internet
Strategies to Protect Brands in Cyberspace
August 19, 2009 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This seminar will provide strategies for trademark owners and their counsel to protect against online counterfeiting. The panel will outline strategies for developing a comprehensive online brand protection program and pursuing enforcement actions against online counterfeiters.
Contextual Advertising on the Internet: The Evolving Trademark Challenge
Strategies to Protect Brands and Avoid Liability for Infringement
July 14, 2009 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
The teleconference/course format offers two options for participation: audio only via telephone (download speaker handouts prior to the program) or audio via phone plus online viewing of speaker-controlled PowerPoint presentations.
This seminar will examine how the courts are addressing trademark i...