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   Paralegal's Role in Trademarks

Webinar
April 16, 2015
90 Minutes

 

Social Media has changed everything including trademarks. Here is the place where intellectual property paralegals can learn the nuts and bolts of intellectual property law practice! Get practical advice and tips from subject matter experts to help you succeed in your current position or enter this practice specialty.

This course shows you what you need to assist your firm in trademark application and maintenance. Get important tips for conducting searches and preparing documents. Learn how to walk through the the Patent and Trademark Office with confidence. Protect the client's domain and become the go-to-person in the firm. 

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the disciplines that comprise trademark law.
  • Define and distinguish between copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.
  • Determine the ethical obligations of paralegals regarding intellectual property law.
  • Select, evaluate and register a trademark under federal laws.
  • Administer and protect trademark rights.
  • Go through the basic procedures to file a trademark

         Principles of Trademarks

Acquiring Trademark Rights

US Patent and Trademark Office and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Lanham Act and Madrid Protocol

Types of Marks

Conducting Searches

Selecting & Evaluating Trademarks

Application for Federal Registration

Clearing the Mark with a "Knock-Out' and Comprehensive Search

Working with USPTO Database

Conducting searches with ICANN, InterNIC

Intent-to-Use Applications

Approved Domain Name Registry

Docketing Strategies

Tips for Managing Critical Filing Deadlines

Filings and Documentation in Trademark Cases 

Declaration of Use and Incontestability Under Section 8 and Section 15

Drafting a Valid Trademark Assignment


Trademark Infringement & International Law

Ownership of Trademarks

Defenses to Infringement

When
April 16, 2015
10:00am Pacific/11:00 Central/12:00 Eastern
90 Minutes CLE Eligible

Tuition

Paralegal Passport Members: Free
Paralegal Plus Members:       $179
Non-Members:                    $195

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Faculty

Yvette M. Thompson is an Intellectual Property Administrator at the law firm of Wiley Rein, LLP in Washington, D.C.  She began work in the field of Intellectual Property in 1989 and has held several management positions with some of the top law firms in the world.  These firms represent clients in the areas of mechanical, chemical, biotechnology,
plant, life sciences and the computer technology industries of IP law to name a few.  Her role has been the day to day management of best business practices and procedures, database administration while focusing on laws governing Intellectual Property worldwide for both the foreign and domestic client base.
Ms. Thompson received her B.A. degree from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC with a concentration in government politics, business and computer system technology. She has received several certifications from the International Trademark Association (INTA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Patent Resource Group (PRG) and Thomson Reuters.
Currently she is a Software Innovation Board (SIB) Member with CPA Global and previously served as the Software Advisory Council (SAC) Member in 2014 with CPA Global involved with the collaboration and implementation of their Foundation IP (FIP) software.  To learn more about her you can visit her profile on linkedin.com or e-mail her at yvettemthompson@gmail.com.



REGISTER HERE!     Seating Limited to small work groups!

CA CLE 1.5 hours

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. Some states and organizations allow credit through reciprocity or self-submission. View accreditation information for your state.

Sponsored by the Organization of Legal Professionals, a  California MCLE Multiple Activity Provider

No refunds. Attendees may provide a substitute. Classes and instructors are subject to change or cancellation. 

  



12:00 - 1:15 Principles of Trademarks

Definition of Trademarks

Acquiring Trademark Rights

US Patent and Trademark Office and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Lanham Act and Madrid Protocol

Types of Marks

1:20 - 2:15 Conducting Searches

What is protected?

Selecting & Evaluating Trademarks

Application for Federal Registration

Clearing the Mark with a "Knock-Out' and Comprehensive Search

Creating Internal databses for trademarks and domain names

Working with USPTO Database

Conducting searches with ICANN, InterNIC

Intent-to-Use Applications

Approved Domain Name Registry

2:20 - 3:45 Docketing Strategies

Tips for Managing Critical Filing Deadlines

Streamline Your Document Creation and Updating Process

Tracking Correspondence with Clients, Opposing Counsel and Government Bodies

Software Solutions for Docketing and Case Management

Filings and Documentation in Trademark Cases 

Declaration of Use and Incontestability Under Section 8 and Section 15

Key Terms in a Trademark Licensing Agreement

Drafting a Valid Trademark Assignment

Trademark Infringement & International Law

Ownership of Trademarks

Defenses to Infringement

Remedies for Trademark Infringement

Resolving Infringement Prior to Litigation

International Trademark Laws

 
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