Navigating the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board appeals process

The video recording of this expired event is posted above. You can watch recordings of 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.

Have you or your client received a final refusal from a trademark examining attorney on the basis that your mark is merely descriptive, confusingly similar to existing marks, or otherwise ineligible for registration under the Trademark Act? Are you planning to appeal the examining attorney's refusal with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)? If so, you won't want to miss our free experienced practitioner training webinar on Tuesday, June 27, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

In this in-depth presentation, TTAB judges walk you through the appeals process and discuss practical considerations and best practices for creating a record, briefing, and oral argument.

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. Submit 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 on this page and on the Trademarks Webinar Series page about three weeks after its conclusion. All registrants will receive an email with the video link when it is ready.


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This event is part of a series: Trademarks Webinar Series