2024 Trademark Boot Camp (TMBC)

June 24 to 27, 2024

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Fee: Members: $395 / Non-Members $795 / Students $55

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The Fourteenth Annual Trademark Boot Camp is a comprehensive online CLE program designed for new practitioners and others interested in learning the basics of trademark practice. Topics include; trademark clearance, pre-filing considerations, trademark prosecution, international trademark filing strategies, 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 another workshop will feature a panel of TTAB Judges and/or Interlocutory Attorneys.

This live, multi-day webinar runs from June 24 – June 27, 2024 from 12:00pm-5:00pm ET. 

Agenda:
Monday Afternoon, Jun 24

Pre-Filing Considerations
12:00-1:00 pm: Trademarks 101
Connie StafanouMorgan Lewis

1:30-2:30: Developing a Filing Strategy
Monica Riva Talley, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Hands-on Training:
3:00-4:30 pm:   Ordering trademark clearance search reports; analyzing search reports; preparing opinions
Richard C. Gilmore, Maschoff Brennan Gilmore Israelsen & Wright 
Hani S. Gazal, Kelly IP, LLP


Tuesday Afternoon, Jun 25

Overview of International Trademark Basics
12:00-1:00 pm: The Application Process
Jennifer Fraser, 
Dykema Gossett PLLC

1:30 – 2:30 pmInternational Filing basics
Michael HernandezPierce Atwood LLP

Hands-on Training:

3:00-4:30 pm:  Responding effectively to Office Actions
Jonathan Gelchinsky, Pierce Atwood LLP
Supervising Senior Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Supervising Senior AttorneyUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
 

Wednesday Afternoon, Jun 26

TTAB Practice & Procedure
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Ex Parte Appeals
Anna King, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Dispute Counseling and Strategies
1:30-2:30 pm: Dispute Investigations
Joel Beres, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

3:00-4:00 pm: Cease and Desist Campaigns
Danae Robinson &
Kim ArriolaPirkey Barber PLLC

4:30-5:30 pmConsent & Co-Existence Agreements
Mary StotteleFross Zelnick

Thursday Afternoon, Jun 27

TTAB Practice & Procedure
12:00-1:30: Oppositions & Cancellations / Ethics
Clint Taylor &
Saul CohenKelly IP, LLP

Board Practice Tips & Pitfalls 
2:00-3:30 pm: TTAB Practice & Pitfalls
TTAB Interlocutory Attorney 
TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge
Heather Kliebenstein (Moderator), Merchant & Gould

Dispute Counseling and Strategies
4:00-5:00: Dispute Investigations
Joel Beres, Stites & Harbison, PLLC




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