One of the most common—and dreaded—office actions is based on Section 2(d): likelihood of confusion. This happens when USPTO trademark examiners believe the applied-for mark is too similar to a registered trademark. Successfully responding to §2(d) office actions requires both a thoughtful strategy and compelling arguments. In this webinar, M.J. Williams, partner at Wissing Miller LLP, will share tips and discuss approaches that have proven effective in office action responses. With an eye for efficiency and opportunities, M.J. will offer practical solutions for a range of scenarios, including:
* Demonstrating the marks are dissimilar
* Distancing the marks’ goods or services
* Proving the cited mark is weak
* Attacking the cited registration
* Negotiating coexistence with the cited mark’s owner

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    M.J. Williams
    Partner at Wissing Miller LLP
    M.J. Williams is a partner at Wissing Miller LLP, a boutique intellectual property firm in New York City. She provides counsel and representation on trademarks and copyrights to creatives and creative businesses, from start-ups to global corporations. She also supports reporters, media companies, and activists with Freedom of Information matters, frequently litigating against law enforcement agencies for release of public records.