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Trademark Prosecution: Practice Tips and New Developments from the USPTO

On July 8, 2014 at noon, Mary Denison, the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will discuss practice tips and new developments from the USPTO. She will cover tips to help you improve your trademark prosecution practice; resources available on the USPTO website (recent TMEP changes, examination guides, Spanish language resources); the electronic Official Gazette; e-filing; how to receive automated maintenance reminders; and how to subscribe for office news and alerts.

Ms. Denison was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations of the USPTO in 2011. In her position, Ms. Denison oversees the examination and processing of applications throughout the trademark operation. Ms. Denison is a founding partner of Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC in Washington, D.C. where her practice focused on trademark prosecution and litigation. She has been an active member of the 5,500 member International Trademark Association (INTA) for many years having served as a member of the INTA Board of Directors for three years; as Vice Chair and Chair of its Treaty Analysis Committee; and most recently she served as Chair of the USPTO subcommittee charged with representing the international trademark bar before the agency. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Ms. Denison to a three year term as a voting member of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) in October 2008. Ms. Denison was selected as a “Washington DC Super Lawyer 2007,” placing her in the top five percent of Washington, D.C. area lawyers. Prior to establishing Manelli Denison & Selter in 1996, she was a partner with Graham & James LLP where she practiced for ten years. Before joining Graham & James, Ms. Denison was associated with the New York law firm of Smith, Steibel, Alexander & Saskor where she was primarily involved in handling litigation for foreign clients. Ms. Dennison is a graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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