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Effective Strategies To Successfully Resolve U.S. Trademark Disputes

1h 4m

Created on October 14, 2021

Intermediate

$89

Overview

Trademark disputes can arise in a number of situations: getting past a prior trademark application or registration cited by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) against a pending application, encountering an infringing use of or application for a trademark, and defending the rights to a trademark. There are a myriad of creative ways to resolve trademark disputes that can avoid costly litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board or a federal court. This program will discuss the various tools available in a practitioner's toolbox to successfully resolve trademark disputes. 

Veteran trademark attorneys, Stacey C. Kalamaras, Founding Partner of Kalamaras Law Office, LLC in Chicago, Illinois, and Jamie Sternberg, Counsel with Saunders & Silverstein LLP, will discuss the new tools that will be available under the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA), as well as established strategies involving letters of protest, consent and coexistence agreements, cease and desist letters, opposition and cancellation actions, Internet takedown notices, and court proceedings. We will provide practical tips and guidance you can implement in your practice immediately. 


Learning Objectives:

  1. Review obstacles to registration at the USPTO 

  2. Identify methods to monitor for the use and registration of similar trademarks

  3. Discuss tools to resolve trademark disputes in your client's favor, including new strategies under the TMA, letters of protest, consent and coexistence agreements, cease and desist letters, opposition and cancellation actions, Internet takedown notices, and court proceedings

  4. Strategize on when and how to effectively use such tools to resolve trademark disputes


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