This afternoon I will be hosting a discussion (‘table topic’) at the INTA (International Trademark Association) conference in San Francisco. The discussion will be about settlement agreement tips for trademark disputes.
A great majority of trademark disputes are settled or resolved prior to a final disposition from a court. Trademark settlements come in a variety of flavors. Consideration of the form and substance of possible resolutions early in a dispute may help better position a client for a resolution that is quicker (i.e. less expensive) and more favorable. Of course, every case is unique and any approach to settlement will be hinge on numerous factors.
Here is the outline of discussion points I prepared:
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Do you have any comments or strategies about how best to prepare or approach settlement of a trademark dispute?