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The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law and the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced that they are teaming up to offer the 3rd Annual Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO. The day is filled with information on trademarks for the seasoned attorney, as well as the new trademark practitioner.
The program will take place on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 8:30 to 4:00pm, and will be held at the USPTO Campus on 600 Dulany Street in Alexandria, VA.

Trademark Tips and Strategies.

Examiners will share what it is like to be an examining attorney under the discussion titled “A Day in the Life of a Trademark Examining Attorney”. The course will also discuss filing tips, the various forms available and what may work best for you.
Some of the other highlights of the course are:

  • Overview of the Trademark Office including filings, examining process, and review of forms
  • Get tips for filing proper identifications of goods and services
  • Discover how to stay up to date on rule changes, TMEP revisions, and exam guides
  • Learn how to update owner information in the Trademark database

For the last three years, the USPTO has allowed practitioners and law students to actually witness a live Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) hearing.  This year the Intellectual Property Law Section of the ABA and the USPTO are once again, happy to announce there will be another live TTAB hearing, along with tips and advice from judges on prosecution strategies when dealing with the TTAB.
Participants are eligible to receive CLE credit and lunch will be provided. Plus, get to network with USPTO officials and examining attorneys during the lunch break.
To learn more about the 3rd Annual ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO, visit here.

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