Ethics issues—whether raised by the state bar or by the USPTO's Office of Enrollment and Discipline—can create problems for trademark lawyers. Join former USPTO OED Attorney Emil J. Ali (now at McCabe & Ali, LLP) as he walks us through in-depth hypotheticals based upon real issues trademark lawyers face. He'll discuss ethics issues from the start to the end of the client relationship and explain how to prevent potential ethics and malpractice issues down the road. This ethics CLE event is designed for new and experienced attorneys alike, and it will cover common problems specific to trademark practitioners including specimens, conflicts, and more. By the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to answer questions such as:

* What searching or review is required before I file a trademark application?
* How should I deal with an Office Action that cites my client’s mark?
* When is a trademark applicant no longer my client?

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This session qualifies for ethics CLE credit in California. For more information about CLE credit for Alt Legal events, including whether your state qualifies, check out this page: https://www.altlegal.com/cle-information/
Bri VanTil
Director of Education at Alt Legal
Emil J. Ali
Partner. McCabe & Ali, LLP
Emil J. Ali is a partner at McCabe & Ali, LLP where he focuses his practice on helping lawyers understand their obligations under state and federal law. As a registered patent attorney, a significant focus of his practice involves advising lawyers and law firms on all aspects of the intersection of IP and ethics matters. Emil’s work includes counseling clients on lateral transitions, malpractice avoidance, expert opinion and testimony, and respondent’s defense work before various bars and courts. You can view his musings on IP ethics issues at www.ipethicslaw.com.
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