Trademark & Brand Management attorney Steve Baird will present a webinar for the Clear Law institute on December 19, 2017. The webinar will address “The Design and Substance of Trademark Clearance Opinions.”

In this practical webinar, you’ll gain valuable knowledge and the latest and best practices about designing oral and written trademark clearance opinions. You will also learn the critical importance of clearing new product, service, and business names, and trademarks and brands before they are launched into the marketplace. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the prevailing viewpoint of federal and state courts on whether there is a legal duty to search for conflicting trademarks before adoption and use;
  • Identify the risks associated with searching and justify the importance of getting it right, by learning from the worst-case scenarios involving trademark clearance nightmares that have gone wrong;
  • Recognize the many reasons for implementing a trademark clearance search program, justify the associated costs of such a program, and appreciate the appropriate timing of when to search;
  • Evaluate trademark search reports with a critical eye toward how they should inform your opinions;
  • Identify and know how to create sound strategies for dealing with blocking references in a search;
  • Design, prepare, and deliver to stake-holders trademark clearance opinions with great confidence;
  • Take away valuable practice pointers and best practices for conducting trademark due diligence, designing sound legal trademark clearance and non-infringement opinions, and knowing when to favor oral opinions over written opinions.

Clear Law institute

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM CT Register Now