Back by popular demand, the focus of this year’s seminar is on mastering the federal trademark registration process. Learn the benefits of federal registration, discover how to overcome a wide variety of grounds for refusal, learn strategies and valuable tips for handling ex parte appeals and requests for reconsideration, understand how TTAB proceedings can help your registration efforts, especially in light of the Supreme Court’s recent B&B Hardware decision, and receive valuable insights from former Trademark Office Examining Attorneys. Plus, as an added bonus, learn how to develop a reputation for thought leadership using various social media tools.

You don’t have to travel for quality trademark law education, we bring the experts to you!

Highlights Include:

  • Practical tips and sample forms to incorporate directly into your practice
  • Interactive panel on taking a strategic approach to requests for reconsideration and ex parte appeals
  • A nationally-recognized faculty of talented and experienced trademark lawyers
  • Special Luncheon Presentation on How to Develop a Reputation for Thought Leadership Using Social Media

Attorney Michael Olsen will ask, “Is It a Mark or Not? Strategies for Overcoming Refusals Based on Genericness, Ornamentation, and Functionality.” Has the Trademark Office taken the position that what your client is attempting to register isn’t a mark at all? Learn how these kinds of substantive refusal manifest themselves and gain valuable and practical tips for overcoming them. Sample office action responses will be provided.

For more information and complete schedule, visit the MinnCLE website.


Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall # 370
3rd Floor, City Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Central Time) Register Now