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I am proud to be one of the organizers for a new event that promises to be educational, exciting and unique. On April 24th, 2013, at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, the Intellectual Property Law committee of the American Bar Association will present the first ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO. The program is sure to be valuable to both new and experienced trademark practitioners. The event will feature a live TTAB hearing, and presentations from USPTO senior staff including the Commissioner for Trademarks Deborah Cohn and Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rodgers. 

Details from the ABA’s website:

On April 24, 2013, the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, in conjunction with the USPTO, will host the inaugural ABA-IPL Trademark Day: Behind the Scenes at the USPTO. The program will take place at the USPTO campus in Alexandria, Virginia. The USPTO Operations Relating to Trademarks and Ex Parte Trademark Practice Committee and the USPTO Inter Partes Trademark Practice Committee invite you to join in on this exciting opportunity to learn more about the USPTO trademark operations up close and to network with USPTO officials.

The program will feature presentations from Trademark Office officials on topics such as electronic application filings, USPTO website tools, TTAB filings and procedures, and more, as well as a live TTAB hearing. Attendees will learn more about the examination process and the USPTO’s trademark operations. There will also be an opportunity for networking during lunch. Participants on behalf of the USPTO include Commissioner for Trademarks, Deborah Cohn, and Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rogers.

Cost to attend is $50 ($30 for law students) including lunch, with 1.5 hours of CLE credits available.
Registration is now open.

Space is limited so be sure to register early!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

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