IP Update: Trademark Registration Benefits in 2014
The Knowledge Group is producing a live webcast: IP Update: Trademark Registration Benefits to help firms and corporations better understand the Benefits of Trademark Registration.
Unregistered trademarks receive some protection under the common law and under the Lanham Act. However, registration of trademarks provides additional benefits and, substantive and procedural rights. Registration grants the right to use the registered trademark symbol, to file trademark infringement lawsuits, and restricts registration of similar trademarks.
In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:
- Trademark Registration
- Benefits of registration
- Compliance Requirements
- Distinguishing Authentic Vs. Counterfeit Brands
- Trademark Validation
- Reasonable Criminal Charges for Imitators
- Statutory Damages and Monetary Awards
Rachel Blue, Shareholder
McAfee & Taft
The discussion will focus generally on the reasons to register trademarks rather than relying on common law use.
Registration benefits can be roughly broken down into 3 categories:
- Evidentiary benefits in court proceedings • The establishment of priority and territory
Specifics will include the use of the PTO as a first line of defense, through the USPTO’s searchable database and actions by the Examining Corps; the efficiency of having prima facie evidence of exclusivity and ownership in an infringement action, and how the territory and acquisition of priority can be established by a registration.
Kenneth Dort, Partner
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Foreign Rights/Protections Arising From Registration Corporate Advantages of Registration Litigation
Who Should Attend:
- International Trade Counsel
- Trade Counsel
- International Trade Specialists
- Trade Logistics Firms
- Senior Management and Board Members
- IP and Copyright Consultants
- IP Attorneys
- Trademark Lawyers
- Public, Private and Multinational Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals or Organizations
Rachel Blue is a partner with the Oklahoma-based law firm of McAfee & Taft. For more than 25 years, she has concentrated her practice on intellectual property rights, with a focus on trademark clearance and prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings, and enforcement. She brings extensive experience and insight to this area of law, having previously served as a trademark examining attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Rachel's achievements in the area of intellectual property law have earned her inclusion in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and Oklahoma Super Lawyers. She has appeared on the list of Oklahoma’s top 25 women lawyers for several years and most recently was named “Tulsa Trademark Lawyer of the Year.”
Rachel Blue is a partner with the Oklahoma-based law firm of McAfee & Taft. For more than 25 years, she …
Kenneth K. Dort is a partner in Drinker Biddle’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and the chairman of the firm's Technology Committee. His practice focuses on information technology and intellectual property law issues – specifically, software development and licensing, systems development and integration, data encryption and security, trade secret protection, and patent/copyright/trademark licensing and protection. Ken advises clients throughout the United States and the European Union regarding their data security and privacy practices and compliance needs. Ken has extensive experience assisting clients in the resolution of disputes relating to patent, copyright and trademark infringement, breaches of data security systems, information systems development and implementation failures, open source software licensing and development, trade secret misappropriation, and other types of complex commercial disputes.
Kenneth K. Dort is a partner in Drinker Biddle’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and the chairman of the firm's Technology …
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About McAfee & Taft
With more than 180 attorneys and offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal. The firm, which serves clients nationally and internationally across nearly100 different practice areas, has been recognized as one of the “Go-To Law Firms of the Top 500 Companies” according to American Lawyer Media.
McAfee & Taft’s Intellectual Property Practice Group represents clients of all sizes – from entrepreneurs and small companies to Fortune 500 corporations – and offers a full range of legal services in all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, licensing, entertainment, advertising, media, software and Internet law, as well as related litigation.
About Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
With nearly 650 lawyers in 11 offices nationwide, Drinker Biddle strives to provide clients with unparalleled service in matters ranging from billion-dollar deals to complex class actions, across a broad spectrum of industries. Our 160-plus year history is marked by service to the public and the bar and innovating for our clients. Today, we combine a comprehensive range of traditional legal practices with significant national roles in such practices as class action defense, corporate and securities, government relations, health care, intellectual property, insurance, investment management, private equity, bankruptcy, energy, environmental, education and communications.