Webinar: Around the World in 60 Minutes-An Introduction to International Trademark Prosecution
February 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1 Participatory MCLE Credits
Presented by the Trademark Interest Group
Trademark rights are territorial. If your clients are doing business outside of the US, trademarks registrations at the USPTO will not be sufficient to protect their ability to use (and prohibit others from using) their trademarks internationally. This webinar will cover options and strategic considerations for developing an international trademark portfolio, including the following:
- Why file internationally
- Where to file
- First to file – civil vs common law jurisdictions
- Paris Convention
- Madrid Protocol
- National Filings
- Filing Strategies: countries, classes, countries of manufacture, countries with high counterfeiting rates, distributors/licensees
- Budgets, cost management, and phased filings
Speaker: Dana Brody-Brown
Moderator: Kathryn Tyler
Dana Brody-Brown is an experienced intellectual property and brand management attorney with a special focus in the areas of trademark counseling and prosecution, including trademark audits, portfolio analysis and strategic counseling, selection and searching of trademarks, domestic and worldwide registration and enforcement, domain name issues, and licensing.
Dana handles trademark disputes, including domain name issues and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent & Trademark Office. She has counseled a wide array of clients ranging from start-ups to well-known and established companies in varied industries including consumer electronics, semiconductors, software, medical devices, banking, fashion, and consumer products. She also has experience and a particular interest in the areas of advertising and marketing law and counsels clients regarding trademark and consumer issues raised by advertising and marketing and how those issues can be addressed.
Kathryn Tyler is a trademark attorney with over twenty-five years of experience who has worked in large international law firms, international companies, and now has her own law firm. She has handled international portfolios and provided protection worldwide for patents, trademarks, and copyrights. She has worked with government enforcement and regulatory agencies, and trade associations on behalf of her clients.
Kathryn is a member of the International Trademark Association, and is a past Committee Member of the ADR/Mediation and Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement Committees. She also has served as the Articles, Acquisition, and Production Editor for the California State Bar Intellectual Property law journal “New Matter.” She has lectured and participated in numerous round tables and presentations regarding trademarks and enforcement.