Trademark Boot Camp: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Practice

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Get an overview of USPTO TTAB practice, sit-in on live TTAB hearings, and watch a Fireside Chat with a Judges Panel

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Trademark Boot Camp – Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Practice

Featuring Live TTAB Hearings and a Fireside Chat with a TTAB Judges Panel, including TTAB Chief Judge Gerard Rogers, as well as U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Hightower

Thursday, June 18, 2020

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Live WebEx (link will be sent the day before)

TX CLE pending

On Thursday, June 18, join the State Bar of Texas IP Section and the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office for a program that will provide an overview of TTAB Practice, as well as two unique opportunities that the USPTO has graciously arranged for us:

• Two live-streamed TTAB Hearings; and

• A Fireside Chat with a TTAB Judges Panel, including TTAB Chief Judge Gerard Rogers, as well as U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Hightower

Registration is limited and closes at 10am on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. So, please register early.

The day before the event, a link to the WebEx will be sent to the email you inputted in your registration. We strongly encourage you test your web browser configurations the day before the event to ensure to smooth access to the WebEx on June 18.

Contact Marylauren Ilagan at marylauren.ilagan@mkcorp.com with any questions.

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12:30-12:35: Welcome

12:35-12:50: Overview of the TTAB

  • Presented by Cheryl Butler, USPTO
  • Who is the TTAB and what is their role?
  • What matters are brought before the TTAB?

12:50-1:00: Introduction of Hearing 1

  • Presented by Lee Hunt, Brackett & Ellis (Ft. Worth)

1:00-2:30: TTAB Ex Parte Appeal Hearing

1:30-1:50: Break

1:50-2:00: Introduction of Hearing 2 (Cancellation Proceeding)

  • Presented by Lee Hunt, Brackett & Ellis (Ft. Worth)

2:00-3:00: TTAB Ex Parte Appeal Hearing

3:00-3:45: Fireside Chat with TTAB Judges

  • Hear from:
    • TTAB Chief Judge Gerard Rogers
    • U.S. Magistrate Judge Hightower (former TTAB Judge)
  • Moderated by Leela Madan, Madan Law PLLC (Houston)

3:45-4:00: USPTO Resources (Pro Bono/Law School Clinics)

  • Presented by Hector Leal, USPTO

4:00-4:30: TTAB Best Practices

  • Presented by Nick Guinn, Gunn, Lee, & Cave PC (San Antonio)
  • What do I do if I want to oppose a third party's trademark application or cancel a third party's trademark registration?
  • What do I do if I receive a Notice of Opposition or Notice of Cancellation?

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