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A definitive exploration of the professional characteristics of intellectual property attorneys and patent agents. Conducted every other year, the survey examines the economic aspects of intellectual property law practice, including individual billing rates and typical charges for representative IP law services.

The Economic Survey is one of the premier and most sought-after publications of the Association. The Economic Survey’s results are often cited in judicial opinions, analyzed by research firms, and used by law firms alike.

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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
Shelby RokitoFross 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 pmTTAB Practice & Pitfalls
TTAB Interlocutory Attorney 
TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge
Heather Kliebenstein (Moderator), Merchant & Gould

Dispute Counseling and Strategies

4:00-5:00Dispute Investigations
Ted Davis, Kilpatrick Townsend


Registration Fees:

Regular Members: $395
Solo/Small Firm Members: $295
Junior Members: $195
IP Paralegal Members: $195
Government/Academic/Judicial Members: $99
Student Members: $55

Non-Members: $795


Speakers

  • Arriola, Kimberly

    Pirkey Barber | Associate

    Kimberly 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.
  • Baydurcan, Robin

    Fross Zelnick | Counsel

    Robin Baydurcan advises clients on all aspects of international trademark searching and clearance, filing, prosecution, and enforcement. Robin works with established brands and startups to identify and fill gaps in coverage, and to formulate effective enforcement strategies. She is especially well-versed in Chinese and Turkish examination practices and court proceedings. With more than 10 years of experience in international trademark matters, Robin most enjoys explaining the international rules and procedures to domestic clients as they seek straightforward solutions to complex problems.
  • Beres, Joel T.

    Stites & Harbison, PLLC | Member

    With 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.
  • Cohen, Saul

    Kelly IP | Associate

    Saul Cohen practices in the areas of trademark, copyright, and false advertising law, among others. Saul regularly counsels clients on intellectual property matters and litigates in federal district and appellate courts as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • 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 member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Board of Directors, American Bar Association’s Board of Governors, a past chair of the ABA’s Section of Intellectual Property Law, and a past member of the International Trademark Association’s Executive Committee. He frequently serves as an expert witness in trademark-related matters and is an adjunct professor at the Emory University School of Law.
  • Jennifer-Fraser Fraser, Jennifer

    Dykema Gossett | Member

    Jennifer Fraser is a Member in Dykema Gossett's Washington, D.C. office and is 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.
  • Gazal, Hani

    Kelly IP | Associate

    Hani Gazal is an Associate at Kelly IP in Washington, D.C. Hani focuses his practice on trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation. Prior to joining Kelly IP, Hani gained extensive experience in IP matters as an intern in NPR’s Office of General Counsel, as a law clerk for the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, and as a law clerk for an IP litigation firm in D.C. Hani graduated from The George Washington University Law School with honors, where he served on the board for the AIPLA Quarterly Journal as a Notes Editor. Hani received his B.A. summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2014.
  • Gelchinsky, Jonathan M.

    Pierce Atwood, LLP | Partner

    Jon 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 | Shareholder

    Rick is a partner in the Salt Lake office of Maschoff Brennan Gilmore Israelsen & Mauriel. He is involved in all aspects of intellectual property law, with a focus on patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution domestically and internationally. He represents large and small clients from a diverse range of industries and often works directly with in-house counsel to develop and maintain their worldwide patent and trademark portfolios. Rick is a frequent speaker on patent and trademark matters and has taught many law school classes on patent and trademark issues.
  • Hernandez, Michael

    Pierce Atwood LLP | Attorney

    Michael Hernandez is an attorney in the IP & Technology Practice Group at Pierce Atwood LLP. Leveraging nearly 20 years of global experience in software product management and technical sales at a large, international software company, Mike now assists clients with a wide range of business and intellectual property transactions, including drafting and negotiating complex software, SaaS, and professional services agreements in the financial, insurance, and healthcare industries.
  • Joyal, Jason

    Partner | Kelly IP

    Jason 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).
  • King, Anna

    Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. | Senior Shareholder

    Anna 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.
  • Kliebenstein, Heather

    Merchant & Gould | Partner

    Heather 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.
  • Robinson, Danae

    Pirkey Barber PLLC | Associate

    Danae Robinson focuses her practice on trademark and copyright law. Danae regularly advises clients on contested proceedings, global trademark clearance, licensing, and the management and protection of domestic and international trademark portfolios. She assists clients with various enforcement and domain issues, including the protection of their marks through UDRP proceedings.
  • Rokito, Shelby

    Fross Zelnick | Associate

    helby Rokito’s litigation practice focuses on protecting and enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights. Shelby’s litigation experience enables her to identify issues and come up with creative solutions to help clients maintain the integrity of their brands and their content. With a robust litigation background in state and federal court, Shelby litigates copyright, trademark, and unfair competition claims on behalf of clients across a range of industries, including media and entertainment, sports, fashion, food and beverage, and consumer products.
  • Stefanou, Constance

    Morgan Lewis | Associate

    Constance Stefanou focuses her practice on protection and enforcement of matters related to trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, copyright, anticounterfeiting, and customs in the United States and globally. Connie advises Fortune 100 companies and emerging businesses across different industries on all aspects of intellectual property (IP) portfolio management at a global level, including issues involving trademark selection, clearance, registration, maintenance, and enforcement. Connie assists clients in protecting their valuable brands through administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in defending such actions brought by third parties.
  • Talley, Monica Riva

    Sterne Kessler | Director

    For more than 25 years Monica Riva Talley has specialized in strategic trademark counseling and portfolio enhancement, developing anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies, and resolving trademark disputes. She 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, Ms. Talley has worked as an adjunct professor teaching trademark law at The George Washington University Law School. She also frequently speaks and writes on trademark issues to a variety of public and private audiences and has been active for many years in leading IP organizations, including The International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Intellectual Property Owner's Association (IPO). She is the vice chair of IPO's Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and serves on INTA's Brands and Innovation Committee.
  • Taylor, Clint

    Kelly IP, LLP | Partner

    Clint 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.
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