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Offit Kurman to Host INTA Roundtables in New York and Baltimore

New York, NY and Baltimore, MD | September 3, 2019 Offit Kurman will be hosting two International Trademark Association (INTA) Roundtable events this month at the firm’s offices in New York City and Baltimore.

Both events share the same topic and title: “Searching for an Answer: Considerations for Trademark Searching and Clearance.” Each Roundtable will feature an in-depth discussion about trademark search and clearance — the process used to determine whether a proposed trademark resembles another that may already be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The program charts the evolution of the USPTO’s physical filing system into the first online databases in the 1980s and the many resources available today. Attendees will learn why conducting trademark clearance is easier now than ever before, along with how to determine when a search is needed and how to develop a strategy for clearing a mark.

Offit Kurman Intellectual Property attorney Laura Winston will host the New York Roundtable on September 12th. IP attorney Jonathan Wachs will host in Baltimore on September 17th. Interested parties can attend in-person or remotely, as both events will be streamed live over the internet. The registration fee per session is $50 for INTA members and $75 for non-members.

For more information about “Searching for an Answer: Considerations for Trademark Searching and Clearance” and to register for Offit Kurman’s New York or Baltimore Roundtable events, click here

ABOUT LAURA WINTSON | 347.589.8536

Laura J. Winston is a principal in the firm's intellectual property group. Ms. Winston focuses her law practice primarily in the areas of trademarks, copyrights and the internet, representing a broad range of clients from individual business owners and small startup ventures to established Fortune 500 and publicly-traded companies both domestically and abroad. Ms. Winston practiced both at large firms and specialized intellectual property firms, before co-founding an intellectual property boutique firm. Her industry experience covers various industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals and medical devices, print and online publishing, computer-related goods and services, alternative energy, and travel and transportation.

ABOUT JONATHAN WACHS  |  301.575.0302

Jonathan Wachs provides strategic counseling and operational advice to clients in the areas of intellectual property, commercial transactions, corporate governance and the legal cannabis industry. As a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, Jon works closely with clients to develop, register, analyze, enforce, and transfer intellectual property assets in a customized, cost-efficient, and highly effective manner. Additionally, he conducts intellectual property audits through which clients learn the nature and value of their intellectual property assets and the steps needed to protect such assets from misappropriation or dilution.  He also manages a blog about intellectual property issues, Friday Factoids.



Offit Kurman, a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices throughout the East Coast and in Southern California, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. Founded in 1987, the firm’s 280+ attorneys counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice. Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration.