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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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Gray Goods and First Sale – CincyIP June 2011 Meeting

CincyIP Presents:
Gray Goods and First Sale

Featuring
Jonathan Polak – Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
and
Joseph Schaeff – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

June 14, 2011

11:45am – 1:30pm

The Cincinnatian Hotel

CLE: This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 total CLE hour instruction.

The presentation will include the definition of gray market goods, how they are treated by various IP laws, as well as the contours of permissible and impermissible sales under the first sale doctrine. The panel will review recent case law and discuss enforcement options where imported and sold products cross the line from permissible sales to infringing goods.

Jonathan Polak is a member of Taft’s Intellectual Property, Business and Litigation groups. He concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Polak has litigated intellectual property infringement claims on behalf of nationally-recognized rights holders, including Hershey’s, Volkswagen, Heineken, and Indiana University. He has also established a national practice in the area of the right of publicity, representing such personalities as Marilyn Monroe, Duke Ellington, John Wayne, Rosa Parks and John Dillinger.

Joe Schaeff is a partner in Dinsmore’s Intellectual Property practice group. Mr. Schaeff has practiced in the fields of trademark law and copyright law for more than 30 years. He is a 1975 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a 1972 graduate of the University of Dayton. He is listed in the The Best Lawyers in America, selected for the Ohio Super Lawyers® List, Listed in Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics

Registration ends at noon on Wednesday, June 8.

For more information on upcoming IP events in the area, click here.

Cancellations will not be accepted without a 24 hour notice.

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Going Global – Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

CincyIP Presents:
Going Global
Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

Featuring
Lou Ebling

Date: January 11, 2011

Time: 11:45am – 1:30pm

Location: The Cincinnatian

INCLUDES LUNCH
1 Hour Ohio CLE (applied)

Topic: Going Global: Real World Trademark Triage and Portfolio Management Strategies

A trademark portfolio is a collection of registered marks, pending applications and often unregistered marks owned by a business venture. Apart from the traditional route, these rights arise through licenses or franchise agreements, co-branding agreements or other transactions. “Portfolio Management” involves developing strategies for acquiring, exploiting, maintaining and enforcing these rights in a way that maximizes their value. Companies conducting business outside the U.S. face growing challenges in determining how best to obtain the widest trademark protection possible, exploit the properties and provide meaningful enforcement in an era of shrinking budgets and staff.

Lou is a partner at Thompson Hine and a graduate of Albion College and the University of Michigan Law School. Lou concentrates his legal practice on all aspects of US and international trademark law and also advises on internet, advertising, data privacy, patent and copyright issues. Lou is an active member of the International Trademark Association, presently serving on the U.S. Legislation Subcommittee, and immediate past Chair of the US Roundtables Project Team. He has been honored by several of the most respected peer-review rating publications in the legal profession, including Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Lou’s topic includes taking IP assets global and the often overlooked issues with this practice. Lou deals with these problems on a regular basis with his own clients and is here to share some of those experiences with you today. He is among the most active lawyers in trademark prosecution in the Midwest and provides representation, counsel and advice to IP owners and managers of all types, from individual inventors and business owners to US and foreign companies.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics

Registration ends at noon on Wednesday, January 5.

To renew your membership for 2011:
https://cincyip.org/?p=38
Thank you to those who have already renewed their memberships!

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