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Searching for an Answer: Considerations for Trademark Searching and Clearance

August 27, 2019 at 8:00 am EDT

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September 17, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00PM


Offit Kurman Baltimore Office
300 East Lombard Street, 20th floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

Decades ago, trademark practitioners frequently filed applications without conducting significant clearance. Often the primary resource was to contact a service that would conduct a manual search of the physical files of registration certificates at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Many were resigned to letting the USPTO conduct the primary search as part of the examination of the application. The first online databases became available in the late 1980s, and the resources have exploded since then. How do you determine when a search is needed? How do you develop a strategy for clearing a mark? Join us at roundtables in cities across the United States to join in on the discussion!

The registration fee is US $50 for members and US $75 for non-members per person/per session and includes a buffet luncheon. Please bring a photo ID to all roundtables in order to enter.


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jwachs@offitkurman.com  |  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.


August 27, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Offit Kurman – Baltimore Office
300 E. Lombard Street, Suite 2010
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States