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Webinar: New Weapons Under the TMA: Expungement and Reexamination Proceedings

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December 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

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The Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) provides new ways to seek cancellation of trademarks that are not or have not been in actual use. While going forward after 2023 Petitioners may only request an expungement proceeding between three and 10 years after the mark is registered, until December 2023 one can challenge any registration over three years old. As a result, many older trademark registrations may be vulnerable.

Under the new procedures, Petitioners must conduct a “reasonable” investigation, but what does that mean?

This webinar will discuss the benefits and risks of expungement proceedings, how they are instituted, potential abuse by bad actors, the vetting process to weed out meritless filings and how to respond to attacks against a client’s trademark.

Speakers: Steve Lustig and Michael Palmisicano
Moderator: Nate Camuti

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Steve Lustig focuses his practice on U.S. and international trademark clearance and prosecution, trademark litigation, internet domain name registration and dispute resolution, e-business issues relating to intellectual property, customs enforcement, anti-counterfeiting measures, trade dress and unfair competition enforcement. His practice also focuses on intellectual property transactions and related due diligence. Mr. Lustig advises clients on all aspects of copyright protection and unfair competition, as it relates to trademark law and brand protection. With over 20 years of experience, he has been named among the leading trademark attorneys in the 2021 edition of the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000. Mr. Lustig is an active member of the INTA, and he currently serves on the U.S. Subcommittee of the Legislation and Regulation Committee.

Steve Lustig

Michael Palmisciano represents global brands, technology companies and media organizations in a range of intellectual property and commercial matters. He has extensive experience with transactional IP matters, including technology and software licensing, SaaS agreements, content licensing, trademark coexistence, merchandising and brand licensing, professional services agreements, and website and mobile application terms of use. Mr. Palmisciano manages the IP aspects of corporate, M&A and financing transactions for public and private companies. He also regularly serves as outside general counsel and commercial counsel to emerging businesses. Mr. Palmisciano’s practice also focuses on the clearance, prosecution and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights. He counsels clients on all aspects of domestic and international trademark selection and searching, portfolio management, brand strategy, copyright protection, fair use and domain name acquisitions. Mr. Palmisciano represents clients across industries in pre-litigation and administrative enforcement matters including cease and desist letters, oppositions, cancellations, DMCA takedowns and domain name disputes.

Michael Palmisicano

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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