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Many readers of this blog may be interested in an upcoming event: the second annual USPTO Trademark Day from the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law to be held September 18th,at the USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

The day will  feature a rare chance to hear directly from USPTO officials and examiners, as well as a live TTAB hearing. And several hours of CLE available. See below for details. Register here.

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The Association of Intellectual Property Firms’ 2014 Annual Meeting will take place on September 28th - 30th at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C.

IP Boutiques at the Crossroads of Legal Expertise and Client Value  will provide attendees with a well-rounded conference focused on the latest legal and business management topics.  To view the program schedule, click here.

Note that I am on the Board of Directors of the AIPF® and I will be speaking on ‘Brand Your IP Firm.’

AIPF 2014 meeting info

On behalf of the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual property law, I have been involved in helping to organize this webinar on February 13th at 1pm EST.

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Tips: Motions for Summary Judgment webinar to feature TTAB Judge.

On Thursday, February 13, 2014, the ABA-IPL will present this webinar featuring an in depth discussion of summary judgment and related issues in disputes before the USPTO’s trademark appeal board. Featuring TTAB Judge Michael Adlin and Interlocutory Attorneys Cheryl Goodman and Cheryl Butler, the panel will cover a variety of topics related to Summary Judgment Motions, including procedures, discovery, and accelerated case resolution (ACR). The webinar will run from 1:00 -2:30 PM EST and qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours in 60-minute-hour states and 1.8 CLE hours in 50-minute-hour states.

Register Now at: : http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14msj1.html Event Code: CET4MSJ.

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Erik Pelton to present webinar: Market Your Firm Like a Pro

Posted by ipelton on: December 4th, 2013

Market Your Firm Like a Pro

AIPF Brand of Excellence Presentation

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:30PM EST

As the marketplace for intellectual property services grows, is your boutique IP firm taking advantage of today’s marketing tools, and consistently connecting with a pipeline of potential clients? Erik Pelton grew his trademark practice from humble beginnings to a position of thought leadership representing hundreds of trademark applicants each year. This WebIPHour will discuss how to make time for marketing, and where to focus on your practice’s marketing efforts. Topics will include:

  • Websites
  • Social Media
  • Newsletters
  • Blogs

Erik Pelton is the founder of Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC, a boutique trademark firm in Falls Church, Virginia. Prior to starting the firm, Erik worked for two years as an examiner at the USPTO. In more than 10 years of private practice, he has registered nearly 2,000 1,00 U.S. trademarks for clients, represented dozens of parties in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board disputes, and practiced before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also the creator of the Apptorney iPhone® application for intellectual prop erty attorneys.

SPACE IS LIMITED

COST TO PARTICIPATE
Fee Waived for AIPF Member Attorneys
Fee Waived for In House Counsel/Corporate Managers
$100 per Telephone Line for Non AIPF Member Practicing Attorneys PAY BY CREDIT CARD

*For membership information, please contact AIPF Executive Office at admin@aipf.com or 1.201.403.0927.

On Thursday 4/18/13, 4 pm EST, I will present an online

Faculty Focused Community Conversation for the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP)

Program details: This discussion with trademark attorney and former USPTO trademark examiner Erik Pelton will cover basic trademark principals as well as several topics with particular impact on those in higher education, such as ownership issues and overbroad assertions of trademark rights.

For more information about Center for Intellectual Property (CIP), please visit http://www.cipcommunity.org/

Here is a brief outline of some of the topics that will be addressed:

  • What is trademark protection?
    • Strong vs. weak trademark
    • Proper use
    • Registration
    • Infringement
  • Trademark issues and higher education
    • School logos and other marks
    • Re-branding (see: UC)
    • Interesting marks: mascots, class rings, and more
    • Ownership issues
    • joint ventures, contracts, etc.
  • Trademark bullying
    • What is it?
    • Penn Law School / Louis Vuitton
    • How it impacts the public
    • Avoiding backlash