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1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600

Arlington, VA, USA



710 Minutes of CLE


Fee: Members: $395 | Non-Members: $795

This program has been postponed and we are looking at all options for rescheduling.  Please check back for further updates.  Apologies for any inconvenience.



Strengthen your design rights skills, including copyright, trade dress, and design patents with our two-day, in person program.

The Design Rights Boot Camp is a first of its kind two-day comprehensive CLE program designed for both new and experienced IP practitioners who wish to learn about protecting and enforcing designs in all areas of IP, including design patents, copyright and trademark dress.   A two-track program has classes for both beginning practitioners and experienced practitioners that want to know more about the increasingly important area of design rights. The whole range of design rights practice will be covered, from prosecution to enforcement. International topics are also included, including the Hague agreement, trade dress internationally and copyright internationally.

Participants will have two break out sessions, one each day, to work in small groups on a specific industry type to discuss in detail how to consider the multiple overlapping type of design rights for specific industries .


Special Discounted Pricing for Student and Government Members: $195




June 23, 2022

9:00 AM - Welcome
9:05 AM - Introduction to Design Rights
10:00 AM - Building Your Design Rights Litigation and Validity Challenges
BREAK 10:50 - 11:05 AM
11:05 AM - TRACK 1 - Trade Dress 101 – Product and Packaging Trade Dress Basics
11:05 AM - TRACK 2 - Design Patents 101- including the Basics of Drafting and Filing a Design Patent Application
12:00 - 1:00 PM - LUNCH
1:00 PM - TRACK 1 - Validity Challenges to Design Patents
1:00 PM - TRACK 2 - Copyright 101 – including Preparing and Filing a Copyright Application
2:00 PM - TRACK 1 - Challenging Separability in Copyright and Functionality in Trade Dress in Litigation
2:00 PM - TRACK 2 - Overview of the Hague System (Geneva Act)
3:00 PM - TRACK 1 - Preparing and Filing a Trade Dress Application
3:00 PM - TRACK 2 - Advanced Hague and Priority Claims; Making Your US application Work in Many Other Countries
4:10 PM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS - choose between Consumer Products and Textiles/Clothing
5:00 PM - Closing remarks

June 24, 2022

9:00 AM - Welcome
9:05 AM - Functionality in Copyright, Trade Dress and Design Patents
10:00 AM - Protecting Designs in the Virtual World
BREAK 10:50 - 11:05
11:05 AM - TRACK 1 - Advanced Design Patent Prosecution including Responding to Objections and Rejections
11:05 AM - TRACK 2 - Copyright in Useful Articles in Europe
12:00 - 1:00 PM - LUNCH
1:00 PM - TRACK 1 - Advanced US Trade Dress Protection: What Really Matters at the USPTO and Before the TTAB
1:00 PM - TRACK 2 - Design Registration and Litigation in Europe
2:00 PM - TRACK 1 - Protecting Non Traditional Marks
2:00 PM - TRACK 2 - Unregistered Designs in Europe
3:00 PM - TRACK 1 - Advanced Copyright, including Responding to Rejection and Digital Rights Management
3:00 PM - TRACK 2 - Design Informatics
4:10 PM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS - choose between Medical Devices, Software and GUIs, and Architecture and Retail Space
5:00 PM - Closing remarks




Maximum credit calculations: 

710/ 60 = 11.83

  • In states where credits are recorded to the (0.25) hours, the maximum credit awarded will be 11.75

710 / 50 = 14.2

  • In states where credits are recorded to the (0.25)/(0.5) hours, the maximum credit awarded will be 14.00

Day 1 Totals: 355 minutes
Day 2 Totals: 355 minutes


  • Ambrose, Joseph

    Quarles & Brady | Associate

    Joe Ambrose is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He focuses his practice on all aspects of domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution and assists clients with patentability analyses and infringement and invalidity assessments. Joe’s practice further includes preparing and prosecuting design patents.
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    Quarles & Brady, LLP | Partner

    James J. Aquilina is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group and has extensive practice experience in all aspects of U.S. intellectual property law.
  • Barnes, Dunstan

    McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. | Partner

    Dunstan H. Barnes is a Partner at McAndrews and practices in all areas of intellectual property law with emphasis on protecting and analyzing design rights. His work in that area includes drafting and prosecuting design patent applications and conducting opinion work and due diligence investigations. In addition, Dunstan has considerable experience drafting and prosecuting utility patent applications and trademark applications across a range of technological fields and industries.
  • Davis, Theodore

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP | Partner

    Ted Davis is a partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he has practiced trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law since 1990. He is a current member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Board of Directors, a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, and a past member of the International Trademark Association’s Board of Directors. As a frequent amicus advocate, he has represented AIPLA, INTA, and the ABA in numerous briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts.
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    Sterne Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC | Director

    Tracy-Gene G. Durkin is the practice leader of Sterne Kessler’s Mechanical & Design Practice Group and a member of the Trademark & Brand Protection Practice. Tracy has a well-earned reputation for excellence in design patent law. Tracy was named one of the "Top Ten Legal Innovators in North America” by Financial Times in 2018, and she has been ranked by Chambers & Partners' as a "recognized practitioners" in the "IP Patent Prosecution, District of Columbia category," since 2017.
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    Leason Ellis | Partner

    Lauren Emerson co-chairs the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group at Leason Ellis where she helps clients establish and enforce intellectual property rights. Lauren counsels household names and new ventures alike across a diverse array of industries including consumer products, fashion, payment technology, energy, telecom, medical devices, retail, software, automotive, and food and beverage.
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    Finnegan | Partner

    Elizabeth Ferrill is an “undisputed expert on design patents” who is “always updated and enlightening others with her deep knowledge,” “very involved in the design bar,” and “gives her clients an outstanding service” as noted in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000. She focuses her practice on all aspects of design patents, including prosecution, counseling, post-grant, and litigation.
  • Friedland, Michael

    Knobbe Martens | Partner

    Michael Friedland is a partner at Knobbe Martens in Irvine, California and is the co-chair of its Litigation Practice Group. In three decades of practice, he has represented clients in hundreds of patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright cases across the country. He previously served as the co-chair of the Firm’s Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation practice group and its Consumer Products Litigation practice group.
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    Garfield Goodrum has over 20 years’ experience in IP, working with internationally known brands and designs. Garfield has cleared and prosecuted registrations for hundreds of trademarks and copyright-protected works, and litigated numerous design, copyright and trademark infringement and inter partes matters. In 2009, Garfield won a $774,000 jury verdict for willful design copyright infringement in U.S. federal court. Garfield is chair of the Industrial Design Committee of AIPLA – the American Intellectual Property Law Association, a member of INTA – the International Trademark Association and the Copyright Society of the U.S.
  • Hudis, Jonathan

    USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board | Administrative Trademark Judge

    Jonathan Hudis is an Administrative Trademark Judge with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). Prior to joining the USPTO, Judge Hudis was in private practice as a partner with the national law firms Quarles & Brady LLP and Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP, respectively. He also served on the Trademark Public Advisory Council (“TPAC”) of the USPTO, on the Board of directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (“AIPLA”), and was member of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section (“ABA-IPL”).
  • Martin, Carolyn Wimbly

    Lutzker & Lutzker LLP | Senior Counsel

    Carolyn Martin is currently Senior Counsel at Lutzker & Lutzker, LLP in Washington, D.C. She has over 40 years’ experience as a lawyer, law school professor and executive focusing on intellectual property, communications and mergers and acquisitions law, as well as venture capital. She has proven results working with corporate and nonprofit clients to develop strategies, business ventures and market-driven product introductions.
  • Mueller, Craig

    Fisher Broyles | Partner

    Craig’s practice primarily focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical, software, electrical, electro-mechanical, and civil areas of technology. His practice also includes advising clients on various intellectual property protection strategies; drafting and prosecuting design patent applications; protecting foreign intellectual property rights; drafting patentability, freedom to operate, and invalidity opinions; analyzing domestic and foreign patent rights; performing and supervising patent-related searches; preparing and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications; and drafting technology-related agreements.
  • Raynal, George

    Saidman DesignLaw Group, LLC | Principal

    George D. Raynal is the Principal of Saidman Design Law Group, where his practice covers all aspects of US and international design law, focusing on design patent, copyright and trademark prosecution, registration and enforcement. George and his practice group help individual designers, start-ups and major domestic and foreign companies, such as electronics, consumer product and heavy equipment manufacturers, obtain robust design protection and enforce their rights against infringement. George manages large design patent portfolios and coordinates the US and global filing for some of the foremost design-driven companies.
  • Saidman, Perry J.

    Saidman DesignLaw Group, LLC

    Perry J. Saidman is a recognized pioneer in design law. He has more than 40 years of experience providing strategic advice and design protection and enforcement strategies for large, mid-sized and startup companies, both nationally and internationally.
  • Snow, Jeffrey

    Pryor Cashman LLP | Chair, Patent Group

    Jeffrey L. Snow is the Chair of Pryor Cashman’s Patent Group and serves as a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups. Jeffrey combines deep intellectual property prosecution and counseling knowledge with significant commercial litigation experience to provide end-to-end service for a wide range of clients. He is an experienced litigator who has served as lead counsel in numerous proceedings before federal courts and administrative tribunals.
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    Banner Witcoff | Attorney

    Richard Stockton is a principal shareholder at Banner Witcoff in Chicago. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a law degree cum laude from the University of Illinois, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy.
  • Timberlake, Edward

    IP and Transactions Clinic at Franklin Pierce Center for IP | Clinical Professor

    Ed Timberlake currently teaches Trademark Searching in the Hybrid JD program at UNH Law and is a clinical professor and interim director of the Intellectual Property and Transactions Clinic at the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.
  • Traub, Florian

    Pinsent Mason | Partner

    Florian heads Pinsent Masons' trade mark and brand protection team based in our London office, with extensive experience in domestic and international filing, prosecution and portfolio management. This includes worldwide trade mark and design clearance, filing and prosecution, contentious registry proceedings including opposition, invalidity and revocation actions in the UK, EU, Germany and throughout the world, brand exploitation and commercialisation and advice on infringement matters as part of the broader IP team.
  • von Muhlendahl, Alexander

    Bardehle Pagenberg | Professor

    The practice of Professor Alexander von Mühlendahl, Dr. iur., J.D., LL.M. (Northwestern) includes providing advice and conducting litigation in the areas of German, European and international trademark, design and unfair competition law.
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