Date: December 10, 2009
Time: 2:00-3:40 pm ET
CLE Credit: 1.5-2.0 CLE credits, depending on state requirements. View the CLE credit details.

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Agenda and Speakers

Trademark Selection and Clearance
• What is a Trademark?
• Selecting Trademarks
• Searching
Trademark Registration
• Registration
• Section 43(a) protection for unregistered marks
• Application Prosecution at USPTO
• Maintenance
Policing and Use of Trademarks
• Watch Services, Official Gazette
• Proper use of a trademark
Trademark Enforcement
• Role of Federal Courts, TTAB and ICANN
• Infringement
• Dilution
• False Advertising
• Anti-Counterfeiting
• Cybersquatting
International Trademarks
• Differences between U.S. and International Trademarks

Anne Gilson LaLonde, Author, Gilson on Trademarks, South Burlington, VT
Michelle Miller, Esq., Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Chicago
Janet Marvel, Esq., Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP, Chicago