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Trademark Organization Training and Learning (TOTAL)
This course provides new trademark attorneys with basic knowledge of the Federal Trademark Act, examination procedures and automated search tools. Practice and Procedures Lectures and Activities cover the following topics:
Legal Training – Mandatory for all first year trademark examining attorneys.
  • 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)
  • Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure
  • 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)
  • Intent to Use Procedural Requirements
  • Identification and Classification of Goods and Services Practice
  • Legal Letter Writing
  • Drawings, Specimens and Use-Based Refusals
  • Basis 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
Automation Training
  • PTOnet System and Applications
  • X-Search Automated Trademark Search System


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