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Fraud in Trademark Applications and Registrations: Proving or Defeating Allegations
Navigating Differing Standards at the TTAB and in the Regional Circuits, Mitigating the Risk of Invalidation

Trademark attorney Stephen R. Baird will speak at Strafford Publications' national webinar Fraud in Trademark Applications and Registrations: Proving or Defeating Allegations on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.  This CLE will discuss the recent finding of fraud on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in its first such finding in over five years, and provide a review of the TTAB’s and courts’ treatments of fraud in the procurement and maintenance of trademark registrations since In re Bose, 580 F.3d 1240 (Fed. Cir. 2009). 

Outline
  1. Overview of In re Bose
  2. Post-Bose treatment of allegations of fraudulent prosecution and maintenance
    1. TTAB
    2. Courts
  3. Proving fraud and defeating fraud allegations
  4. Best practices to mitigate risk of inaccurate applications and registrations and resulting findings of fraud

Steve and the panel will suggest best practices for trademark applicants, owners and their counsel to mitigate the risk of findings of fraud arising from inaccurate recitations in trademark applications and post-registration maintenance filings.

Click here to read the blog post Steve wrote about this topic on DuetsBlog.com

For More Information
Deb Cochran
Direct: (612) 604-6688
Fraud in Trademark Applications and Registrations: Proving or Defeating Allegations
 
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