Hague Design Filings: Procedures and Strategies

On May 10, 2016, CincyIP welcomes Jeremy R. Kriegel of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, LLP in Chicago, to speak on procedures and strategies for Hague design filings.

In May of 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office began accepting international design applications under the Hague Agreement.  The Hague design system has several procedural peculiarities, but if one knows how to maneuver the system and understands the resources available, it can be a tremendously useful tool for economically obtaining protection for industrial designs.  Design protection of graphical user interfaces is a recent and growing trend.  Jeremy will discuss intricacies of Hague design filings for US applicants, and an overview of tips and considerations for graphical user interface design applications for those desiring protection in the US and abroad.

Jeremy Kriegel is a partner and the Prosecution Practice Chair at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, LLP in Chicago, where he joined in 2001.  He received his B.S. (with distinction) in Mechanical Engineering, and Certificate in Management Studies from the University of Rochester in 1992.  He received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995, where he was a member of the law review editorial board.  Jeremy is admitted to practice in Michigan, Illinois, and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  He prepares and prosecutes utility and design patent applications on consumer products and medical devices, and is a speaker and writer on topics including the America Invents Act, U.S. design patents, The Patent Law Treaty Implementation Act of 2012, and The Hague Agreement.  Jeremy is also a contributor to his firm’s blog on post-grant patent practice, PTABWatch.com.

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