Insights into nonuse cancellation petitions

The video recording of this expired event is posted above. You can find all past Trademarks Webinar Series presentations on the Trademarks Webinar Series page.

Also available is a PDF of the presentation slides featuring legal citations and cases.

Are you interested in how the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) has impacted trademark applications and registrations at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? Do you want to learn more about expungement and reexamination petitions? In this latest Trademarks Webinar Series installment, Amy Cotton, the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, will present lessons learned from the TMA and tips to strengthen your practice, including: 

  • New USPTO website resources
  • Common petition mistakes
  • Common evidentiary mistakes

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. You may submit your questions before the event to

This webinar will use a high degree of legal terminology and concepts familiar to experienced trademark professionals, but we encourage trademark filers of all experience levels to attend. We'll post a recording of this event here and on the Trademarks Webinar Series page within three weeks of its conclusion. All registrants will receive an email with the video link when it is ready.

No CLE credit

This event is not eligible for continuing legal education (CLE) credit.


Amy Cotton, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy

Accessibility and contact

This webinar is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Captioning will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations may be available upon request. For any questions about this webinar, please contact

This event is part of a series: Trademarks Webinar Series