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The ABCs of Trademarks

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Produced on November 05, 2018

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Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

In this course, attorney Roman Basi, addresses best practices for seeking a trademark. He discusses what an initial search for similar trademarks can tell you and what it looks like, as well as what can happen when a trademark is registered versus unregistered, and when common law applies. Providing real-life examples of how to apply for a trademark, he also address subjects such as specimens, in use and intent to use, and value add and valuation.

Additionally, this program will cover federal trademark infringement, trademark renewals, and - ever so timely - the internet and its impact on trademarks. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the elements necessary to determine if you can register for a trademark
  2. Appreciate the expiration periods for the different types of trademarks and the renewal process
  3. File and pursue an opposition to a previously filed trademark
  4. Address issues of trademark infringement at the federal level
  5. Discuss the internet and its impact on trademarks

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Roman Basi

The Center for Financial, Legal & Tax Planning, Inc.

Roman Basi graduated from Millikin University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. In addition, Roman holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University. Roman is a licensed Attorney in the states of Illinois, Missouri and Florida. Roman is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois. Roman is also a licensed Title Insurance Agent with Attorney Title Guaranty in Illinois. He is currently working towards obtaining his CPA license.

Roman has been published in the following trade journals:

   * Illinois State Bar Association - Section on Federal Taxation

   * Productivity

   * Agency Sales

   * Industrial Distribution

   * Supply House Times

   * Distributor Link

   * I.D.A. Management Journal

Roman is a member of the following organizations:

   * Illinois Bar Association

   * Federal Taxation Section Council

   * Florida Bar Association

   * National Association of Realtors

   * Illinois Association of Realtors

   * Egyptian Board of Realtors

   * Marion Chamber of Commerce

   * Marion Main Street


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Maria T.

practical and streamlined with real life applications

Dahyun K.

very good contents for a lawyer not practicing in the trademark field

Jonathan C.

Great primer! Will probably repeat listen. Thanks.

Lisa K.

Good presentation style with good examples

Paul G.


Kristina B.

Great refresher

Michael K.

Very informative.

Robert B.

Great intro to Trademarks

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