Trademark attorney Steve Baird will speak at a Practising Law Institute (PLI) webcast in New York, NY on Wednesday, March 13, 2018. The program, “Advanced Trademark Law 2019: Current Issues,” is intended for experienced trademark law practitioners and intellectual property attorneys interested in the subject matter.

Why You Should Attend

This advanced level program will provide an up-to-the-minute review of current trends and case law impacting the practice of trademark law today. Essential for corporate and law firm attorneys who specialize or often find themselves involved in trademark law, this program brings together an outstanding expert faculty of practitioners, industry experts, and USPTO officials who will provide information on the most recent developments in trademark law and practice. The program pays special attention to presenting topics emphasizing practical skills. This program is designed for lawyers experienced in the field of trademark law who need to stay abreast of current developments in this area.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of important 2017: 2018 trademark decisions
  • Perilous Provisions: Settlement, licensing and coexistence provisions that can land you in court
  • Ethics: Issues of privilege involving investigators, foreign associates, client employees, in-house counsel, expert witnesses, fact witnesses, pilot surveys, non-employee advisors . . . and spouses
  • Protecting “The Look”: Cross-disciplinary IP protection of designs and trade dress post-Star Athletica, including nuts and bolts of registering product configurations and other trade dress as trademarks
  • Trademark Remedies: Can I really get damages and attorney fees in a trademark case? What’s the deal with the circuit split in applying eBay to trademark injunctions?
  • Managing international trademark portfolios and foreign adversarial proceedings

Advanced PTO

Steve Baird will speak in detail on, “Advanced PTO.” He will touch on several related topics, including:

  • Post Brunetti Trends in filings
  • Informational refusals which blur the line between generic and descriptive (highly descriptive)
  • Are goods descriptions flexible as technology evolves?


For more information or to register for the program, click here.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:45 PM (Eastern Time) Register Now