Preparing an effective letter of protest

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 a trademark practitioner interested in learning how to prepare letters of protest to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under the new 37 C.F.R. Section 2.149? Do you want insight into specific requirements for letters of protest? Join John Dalier, Attorney Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, as he provides an overview of letters of protest best practices and highlights key areas, including: 

  • Appropriate subject matter
  • Strict evidence requirements
  • Common pitfalls when filing a letter of protest

This webinar is intended for trademark professionals and will use a high degree of legal terminology and concepts. 

CLE credit details

The USPTO has submitted this event for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit  in Virginia only. All verified participants will receive a certificate of attendance and presentation materials, which you may use to attempt to receive credit in your state. Please refer to your state bar association’s rules and guidelines. We are unable to assist participants with obtaining CLE credit outside of Virginia.


John Dalier, Attorney Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy

Accessibility and contact

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