Understanding what trademark examiners are thinking and how they approach trademark applications can increase your chances of successfully registering a trademark. In this panel, former USPTO trademark examiners Rebeccah Gan, Erik Pelton, and Brent Radcliff will share details about how the application and examination processes work. They will provide their insider perspective, discuss recent changes to how examiners handle some key issues like specimens and generic refusals, and explain procedures for maximizing success. In particular, topics will include:
* Quick and easy checks to minimize administrative office actions
* Top reasons why trademarks are refused and how to predict examiners' actions
* Tips and tricks for responding to office actions, including knowing when to call the examiner
Everyone who’s registered for this webinar will receive an email with a link to the recording.
This session has a pending CLE application 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/
A former USPTO examining attorney, Rebeccah Gan is a partner at Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe. Her practice encompasses trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement, focusing in particular on brand selection and management, as well as on...
Erik Pelton has dedicated his career to making intellectual property protection understandable, accessible, and affordable for businesses and entrepreneurs of all sizes and types. After beginning his career as a trademark examiner for the U.S....
Associate Counsel, Intellectual Property at Genuine Parts Company
Brent M. Radcliff, a former USPTO Examining Attorney, is currently Associate Counsel, Intellectual Property at Genuine Parts Company (“GPC”). Prior to his role at GPC, Brent was a Senior Intellectual Property Associate at Taylor English Duma LLP...