TTABlog Road Trip: IPO's "PTO Day" in Washington, D.C., March 10th
Yours truly, the TTABlogger, will be speaking at "PTO Day," sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), on March 10, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The event will feature many luminaries from the USPTO, including Deputy Director Michelle Lee, Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks, TTAB Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rogers, and Sharon Marsh, Deputy Director for Examination Policy. It will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The program may be found here and registration here. Tentative title for my talk: "The Top 9 or 10 TTAB Decisions of the Past Year or So." See you there?
In an intriguing afternoon session, friends and fellow bloggers Ron Coleman and Steve Baird, along with Jesse Witten and the USPTO's Cynthia Lynch, will focus on "an overview of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act as well as the procedures for determining if a trademark is disparaging. Then, attendees will hear from counsel that represented the Native Americans in the Washington Redskins case (Baird and Witten) as well as the counsel for The Slants (Coleman)."
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