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Trademark Examining Attorney Training



Trademark Organization Training and Learning

Legal Training - mandatory for all first year trademark-examining attorneys

This course provides new trademark attorneys with basic knowledge of the Federal Trademark Act, examination procedures and automated search tools. Lectures and Activities cover the following topics:

  • Trademark Law Overview
  • Refusals under Section 2(d) of Trademark Act (Likelihood of Confusion)
  • Refusals under Section 2(e)(1) of Trademark Act (Mere Descriptiveness/Deceptively Misdescriptive)
  • Refusals under Section 2(e)(2) of Trademark Act (Geographically Descriptive)
  • Refusals under Section 2(e)(3) of Trademark Act (Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive)
  • Refusals under Section 2(e)(4) of Trademark Act (Primarily Merely Surname)
  • Refusals under Section 2(e)(5) of the Trademark Act (Functionality)
  • Requirements for Intent-to-Use Applications
  • Requirements for Use-Based Applications
  • Specimens and Use-Based Refusals
  • Requirements for Applications filed under Section 44 of the Trademark Act
  • Madrid Protocol Practice - Requirements for Applications filed under Section 66(a) of the Trademark Act
  • Identification and Classification of Goods and Services Practice
  • Legal Writing
  • Drawing Requirements
  • Options Practice –– Section 2(f) of Trademark Act and Supplemental Register
  • Disclaimer Requirements
  • Evidence Practice
  • Refusals under Sections 2(a), (b) and (c) of Trademark Act
  • Legal Research
  • Ex Parte Appeal Practice Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Automation Training
  • PTOnet System and Applications
  • X-Search Automated Trademark Search System
  • FAST – First Action System for Trademarks


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