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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
  • Requirements for Intent-to-Use Application
  • Requirements for Use-Based Applications
  • Specimens and Use-Based Refusals
  • Requirements for Applications filed under Section 44 of the Trademark Act
  • 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
  • Madrid Protocol Practice
  • Ex Parte Appeal Practice Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Automation Training
  • PTOnet System and Applications
  • X-Search Automated Trademark Search System

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