Final Reminder: "The Trademark Office Comes to California" - April 16 and 18th
Yours truly, the TTABlogger, will be heading to the West Coast to speak at "2013 Trademark Office Comes to California," presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California. The event will be held in Los Angeles on April 16, and in San Francisco on April 18. Registration and details here. Brochure here.
Speakers will include Commissioner Deborah Cohn and Deputy Commissioner Sharon Marsh from the USPTO, and TTAB Chief Judge Gerard F. Rogers and Judge Lorelei Ritchie.
Bret Fausett, Principal, Internet Pro, Vineeta Gajwani, Senior Counsel, IP, Electronic Arts, and Mike Rodenbaugh, Principal, Rodenbaugh Law, will discuss the gTLD system and the trademark protection measures within it, including the most recent ICANN developments.
J. Alison Grabell, Partner, Ezra Brutzkus Gubner LLP, and Sean M. SeLegue, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, will address potential ethical pitfalls in trademark practice.
The TTABlogger will be discussing ........ wait for it!.......... TTAB developments. A copy of my paper, entitled "2012-2013 Decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Federal Circuit on Registrability Issues,' may be downloaded here. [My talk will not consist of a reading of the paper.] Hope to see you there.
Meanwhile, if you have any issues you would like me to discuss, or any questions for the other speakers, please let me know.