Past Webinars

  • January 31, 2013
A Recap of Top 2012 TTAB Decisions

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP welcomes you to a complimentary webinar, "A Recap of Top 2012 TTAB Decisions," presented by Alisa C. Simmons. The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 9:00 am PST / 10:00 am MST / 11:00 am CST / 12:00 noon EST.

In 2012, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued several precedential decisions concerning topics such as TTAB discovery and trial procedure, standing to bring a claim before the TTAB, using web pages as specimens of use for goods, as well as dilution and likelihood of confusion. The Federal Circuit also affirmed a TTAB decision on dilution in the case Coach Services, Inc. v. Triumph Learning, LLC, which emphasizes the higher standard of proof required to show that a mark is famous for dilution purposes.

This webinar will provide a recap of these 2012 decisions, arming you with helpful insight into the TTAB’s recent rulings on issues relevant to protecting and registering your marks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and asserting your marks in TTAB proceedings. We will consider the following issues and more:

  • The stringent showing necessary to prove fame for dilution purposes before the TTAB
  • Consequences of not updating initial disclosures before trial
  • Proving lack of bona fide intent to use a mark
  • Standing to bring actions before the TTAB
  • Using web pages as displays associated with goods to support use of a mark on goods

Our speaker will be Fitch Even attorney Alisa C. Simmons. Alisa focuses her practice on U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution, trademark litigation, and brand selection. She also provides counsel on copyright registration and enforcement, advertising review, and sweepstakes and promotions. In addition, Alisa handles matters involving unfair competition and domain name counseling and dispute resolution.

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