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2023 Trademark Boot Camp - Arlington, VA
June 15 to 16, 2023
960 CLE Minutes Including 90 Minutes of Ethics (pending)
Learn the Basics of Trademark Practice at our comprehensive Boot Camp - now in it's 13th year!
The program is a two-day comprehensive CLE program designed for new practitioners and others interested in learning the basics of trademark practice. Day one includes instructional sessions on trademark clearance, pre-filing considerations, trademark prosecution, and international trademark filing strategies. Day two focuses on disputes, including trademark investigations, cease-and-desist campaigns, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) practice, and an introduction to trademark litigation.
Participants will participate in two hands-on workshops taught by experienced trademark practitioners: (1) ordering and analyzing search reports and preparing clearance opinions and (2) responding effectively to Office Actions. Representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office will serve as instructors for the Office Action response workshop, and the second day of the program will feature a panel of TTAB Judges and/or Interlocutory Attorneys.
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Thursday, June 15, 2023
|8:00 am||Trademarks 101|
Anita Polott, Morgan Lewis
|9:15 am||Developing a Filing Strategy|
Monica Riva Talley, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
|10:15 am||The Application Process|
Jennifer Fraser, Dykema Gossett, PLLC
|11:15 am||International Filing Basics|
Kate Dayton, Fross Zelnick, PC
Kasey Boucher Pierter, Pierce Atwood, LLP
|1:15 pm||Breakout Session 1: Hands-on Training: Ordering Trademark Clearance Search Reports; Analyzing Search Reports; Preparing Opinions|
Richard C. Gilmore, Maschoff Brennan
Lynn Jordan, Kelly IP, LLP
Breakout Session 2: Hands-on Training: Responding Effectively to Office Actions
|5:00 pm||Day 1 Concludes|
Friday, June 16, 2023
|8:00 am||Cease & Desist Campaigns|
Danae Robinson and Kim Arriola, Pirkey Barber, PLLC
|9:00 am||Ex Parte Appeals|
Anna King, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd
|10:00 am||Oppositions & Cancellations/Ethics|
Clint Taylor and Jason Joyal, Kelly IP, LLP
|11:30 am||Dispute Investigations|
Joel T. Beres, Stites & Harbison, PLLC
|1:15 pm||Board Practice Tips & Pitfalls|
Heather Kliebenstein, Merchant & Gould
Administrative Trademark Judge, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, US Patent & Trademark Office
TTAB Interlocutory Attorney, US Patent & Trademark Office
Administrative Trademark Judge, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, US Patent & Trademark Office
|3:00 pm||Consent & Co-Existence Agreements|
Allison Strickland Ricketts, Fross Zelnick, PC
|4:00 pm||US District Court Litigation|
Brian Darville, Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt, LLP
|5:00 pm||Day 2 Concludes|
Pirkey Barber | AssociateKimberly Arriola focuses her area of practice on trademark law. Kimberly regularly advises clients on prosecution matters, including trademark selection, clearance, and prosecution of trademark applications in the United States and abroad. Kimberly also has experience assisting clients with domestic and international enforcement matters.
Beres, Joel T.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC | MemberWith more than 25 years of Intellectual Property experience, Joel actively tries cases in both state and federal courts. A founding member and former co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Service Group, he manages all aspects of infringement litigation for both federal and state courts, including trial and appellate practice. He has also prepared and prosecuted trademark and copyright applications, prosecuted and defended trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, negotiated and prepared trademark and copyright assignment and license agreements, and negotiated and prepared software licensing and consulting agreements.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. | Senior CounselBrian Darville chairs the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group at Oblon. He has over two decades of litigation experience in federal courts throughout the U.S. focused primarily on trademark and copyright litigation.
Dayton, Katherine Lyon
Fross Zelnick | AssociateKatherine Lyon Dayton excels at developing effective strategies to secure and enforce clients’ intellectual property rights in difficult and multijurisdictional situations. She advises on international trademark clearance, registration, opposition, and cancellation actions, as well as other enforcement matters.
Dykema Gossett | MemberJennifer Fraser is a Member in Dykema Gossett's Washington, D.C. office and is the Chair of the Trademark Practice Group. Ms. Fraser represents many Fortune 500 companies and well-known brands across a variety of industries, and her practice includes trademark prosecution, counseling and litigation.
Gelchinsky, Jonathan M.
Pierce Atwood, LLP | PartnerJon Gelchinsky specializes in the protection and enforcement of trademark rights for businesses of all sizes. His diverse trademark practice includes counseling clients on the selection of new marks, clearance searching, U.S. and international registration, licensing, enforcement, oppositions, and litigation. He also assists clients with the protection, enforcement, and licensing of copyrights. Over the past two decades, Jon has represented a wide range of clients in a variety of industries, including consumer products, musical instruments, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer software and hardware, online media, telecommunications, publishing, education, motorcycles, sporting goods, and heavy machinery.
Gilmore, Richard C.
Maschoff Brennan | ShareholderRichard C. Gilmore is a shareholder with Maschoff Brennan in Salt Lake City. Rick is involved in all aspects of intellectual property law, with a focus on patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution domestically and internationally.
Jordan, Lynn M.
Kelly IP | Founding PartnerFor the past 30 years, Lynn Jordan has devoted herself to representing clients in all aspects of trademark law, from selection of marks through federal court appeals. She is particularly adept at helping clients understand the business and legal risks associated with the adoption, use, and registration of trademarks. Lynn has handled countless clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters, and regularly speaks and writes on a variety of trademark topics.
Partner | Kelly IPJason Joyal specializes in trademark, trade dress, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition litigation and counseling. He represents clients in diverse industries in federal courts throughout the country, and routinely before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. | Senior ShareholderAnna concentrates her practice on issues arising under trademark, unfair competition, domain name, and copyright law. Her experience in these fields of law includes counseling, prosecution and registration of applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office, internet, licensing, enforcement, oppositions and cancellations. Anna also counsels clients in protecting their trademark portfolios worldwide.
Merchant & Gould | PartnerHeather is a current member of Merchant & Gould's executive committee and former chair of Merchant’s litigation group. Heather specializes in intellectual property litigation. This work includes strategy development, discovery, depositions, expert selection and strategy, summary judgment motions, pre-trial submissions, and first chair trial experience. Intellectual property litigation has become even more complex in recent years, often involving more than just a single patent but other forms of intellectual property as well. Heather specializes in these types of cases that intertwine multiple intellectual properties, contracts and other federal or state law claims.
Matheson, Julia Anne
Potomac Law Group | PartnerJulia Anne Matheson is a Partner in our Trademark Group whose practice covers all areas of trademark, trade dress, product configuration, and unfair competition law including worldwide clearance, portfolio management, and enforcement, due diligence, false advertising, licensing, social media, and internet disputes. She has been lead counsel in well over 100 inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and has significant experience litigating in federal district courts. Ms. Matheson represents clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies and multi-national organizations in numerous industries including communications/internet, consumer goods, personal care products, retail, food and beverage, fashion, entertainment, pharmaceutical, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and financial services as well as numerous associations and charities.
Pierter, Kasey Boucher
Pierce Atwood | AssociateKasey Boucher Pierter focuses her practice on intellectual property, advertising and unfair competition laws, and technology transactions. Kasey’s work spans an array of industries, including sporting goods, footwear and apparel, cosmetics, food and beverage, automotive, technology, and software. She also works with clients of all sizes, ranging from startups and emerging companies to large organizations.
Morgan Lewis | Co-Managing PartnerAnita B. Polott leads the firm’s global trademark and copyright practice, a team of more than 40 lawyers and professionals focused on brand-related intellectual property (IP) law, including litigation, transactions, counseling, and portfolio management services. Anita sets and implements brand protection strategies and manages US and international trademark portfolios across various industries. She also regularly handles the IP aspects of corporate transactions, trademark and copyright licenses, and related agreements; advises clients on enforcement and litigation strategy; and represents clients in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and International Trade Commission. In addition, Anita serves as co-managing partner of the firm’s 300+-lawyer Washington, DC office.
Ricketts, Allison Strickland
Fross Zenick | PartnerAllison Strickland Ricketts has deep experience in evaluating the availability of proposed new trademarks, developing strategies to remove obstacles to adoption and registration of trademarks, and creating strong trademark rights that her clients can use and register with confidence. She has reviewed and evaluated thousands of trademark clearance searches, and has filed and prosecuted more than 2,000 U.S. trademark applications.
Pirkey Barber PLLC | AssociateDanae Robinson focuses her practice on trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, with a primary focus on contested proceedings and policing. She also has experience assisting clients with prosecution matters.
Kelly IP, LLP | PartnerClint focuses his practice on trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation. He has spent his career helping clients of all sizes navigate the trademark registration process and successfully enforcing those rights. He provides practical advice to clients to assist them in selecting and enforcing their trademarks consistent with their goals.
Talley, Monica Riva
Sterne Kessler | DirectorMonica Talley is a director and heads Sterne Kessler's Trademark & Brand Protection Practice. For more than 25 years, she has specialized in strategic trademark counseling and portfolio enhancement, developing anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies, and resolving trademark disputes. Monica is particularly sought after for her expertise in enforcing brand rights against infringers and counterfeiters seeking to profit from her clients' well-known brands. In addition to managing her robust practice, she is an adjunct professor teaching trademark law at The George Washington University Law School.
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