Monday, April 22, 2019

Latest Roster of TTAB Interlocutory Attorneys

With the recent ascendance of Elizabeth A. Dunn and Christen M. English to TTAB judgeships, the departure of Benjamin U. Okeke, and the appointment of five new attorneys last fall, the roster of TTAB interlocutory attorneys now stands at sixteen (16). Thew new appointees are attorneys Stempien Coyle, Folmar, McCormack, Sanders, and Stanley.


  • Andrew P. Baxley
  • Wendy Cohen
  • Rebecca J. Stempien Coyle
  • Mary Catherine Faint
  • Winston T. Folmar
  • Yong Oh (Richard) Kim
  • Jennifer Krisp
  • Jill M. McCormack
  • Katie W. McKnight
  • Geoffrey McNutt
  • Mary B. Myles
  • Shanna K. Sanders
  • Lawrence (Larry) T. Stanley
  • Ann Linnehan Vogler
  • Michael Webster
  • Elizabeth Winter

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As an attorney for a particular case or legal issue, the interlocutory attorney is responsible for promoting the efficient disposition of litigation before the TTAB. Specifically, she or he:
  • Analyzes the legal issue in question, develops the strategy to deal with the legal issue, and determines the content and means of delivery of the completed analysis of the legal issue.
  • Handles interlocutory matters in oppositions, cancellations and concurrent use cases at the TTAB, including mentoring and coaching others, and is recognized as an expert in the procedural and substantive aspects of the law.
  • Independently decides and issues orders on all procedural and substantive motions that are not potentially dispositive of the proceeding, such as motions to amend pleadings, motions to compel and motions to strike evidence.
  • Consults with and drafts decisions for Administrative Trademark Judges on all procedural and substantive motions that are potentially dispositive of the proceeding, such as motions to dismiss, motions for judgment on the pleadings, and motions for summary judgment.
  • Deals with Administrative Trademark Judges and the top management of the TTAB, as well as the top management and/or attorneys of other private and public organizations.

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Text Copyright John L. Welch 2019.

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