Christopher C. Larkin, partner in Seyfarth Shaw's Los Angeles office, will be presenting Prosecution Part 1 - 2(d) and 2(e) Refusals and Substantinve Issues in Ex Parte Appeals at the upcoming PLI Conference. His presentation will cover the likelihood of confusion, Genericness/descriptiveness and Other grounds for refusal of registration.
Presentation Time: 11:30 a.m.
Presentation Date: February 22, 2007
Why You Should Attend
A federal trademark or service mark registration can be a very valuable business asset. The Patent and Trademark Office considers applications for registrations. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board hears appeals when the Patent and Trademark Office refuses to register a mark and conducts contested proceedings between parties litigating the right to register a mark. Because these issues are often part of larger disputes regarding the right to use marks in both the conventional marketplace, as well as in e-commerce, a basic understanding of TTAB practice and procedure is an important part of the skills required of intellectual property lawyers in the new economy. The program will also review the key changes under the recently enacted Trademark Dilution Revision Act.
For more information, or to register, please visit the event's website.