Master The Art Of USPTO Office Action Responses With Our 5-Hour Online Boot Camp
Unique recording features wealth of content and value covering strategic, substantive, and procedural issues for trademark attorneys analyzing and responding to USPTO trademark Office Actions.
- Overview: Practical matters such as timing, docketing, formatting, filing, and signatures and declarations; Using the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP); Researching examples; Creating templates; What types of evidence to include and how to attach it; First Office Action versus Final Office Action; Requests for Reconsideration; Preparing for possible appeal at Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
- Procedural issues: Disclaimers; Specimen issues; Identification of goods and services; Consent to register names; Foreign translations/transliterations; Information requests; Amendment to Supplemental Register
- Substantive Issues
- Likelihood of Confusion Assessing options regarding the cited registrations; Assessing DuPont Factors; Differences in goods and/or services; Differences between marks (meaning, spelling, appearance, sound, commercial impressions, etc.); Third party uses/registrations; Sophisticated consumers; Prior pending applications
- Descriptiveness Suggestive vs. descriptive continuum; Double entendre; Acquired distinctiveness; Disclaimer; Genericness
- Workbook featuring more than 30 sample successful office action responses
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Office Action Bootcamp is taught by two experience trademark professionals:
Erik Pelton is a former USPTO trademark examiner and owner of Erik M. Pelton and Associates, PLLC. He has filed thousands of office action responses over his 19 years in private practice and obtained over 2,500 trademark registrations for his clients. In addition to his law practice, Erik has mentored and trained dozens of interns and associates (including several later hired by the USPTO) and spoken at many conferences, such as INTA and the ABA. He is also the host of the “Tricks of the Trade(mark)” podcast.
Sonia Lakhany (known on Instagram as @trademarklawyerlady) and owner of Lakhany Law, PC
, an award-winning trademark law firm. She has been featured multiple times in Bloomberg as well as in Entrepreneur Magazine, Business News Daily, CBS, USA Today, and other notable publications. In addition to her law practice, Sonia teaches courses to other attorneys on practicing trademark law as well as legal marketing. If you've taken (or heard of) "2 Weeks to Trademarks", you already know Sonia's fun and dynamic teaching style."