Trademark and Domain Name Developments (from Annual Virginia Intellectual Property Legal Institute 2019) (Online Seminar)

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MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
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Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020

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A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the October 2019 live seminar, 20th Annual Virginia Intellectual Property Legal Institute.


This session by speaker John Farmer covers the following trademark and domain name developments:

  • New TTAB pilot program for cancellation proceedings citing abandonment or nonuse
  • How solid are trademark licenses in bankruptcy after recent Supreme Court decision?
  • The expanding universe of what constitutes a generic, merely informational, or merely descriptive mark
  • Can you use real-world facts in USPTO likelihood-of-confusion cases?
  • Registering dirty words and disparaging names as trademarks—implications and inconspicuous obstacles
 
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FACULTY, COURSE PLANNER, AND MODERATOR

John B. Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC / Richmond


ABOUT THE SPEAKER

John B. Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC / Richmond (Expand/Collapse Bio)

John B. Farmer is a member of the Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, an intellectual property (“IP”) boutique law firm in Richmond, Virginia. He served as chairman of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He writes a monthly IP and technology law column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He is listed in the top rank of Virginia IP attorneys by Chambers USA and listed for IP in Best Lawyers in America. He is a past chair of the IP Section of the Virginia State Bar. He is a past president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association. He graduated from the University of Virginia and its law school. After graduation from law school, he clerked for the Hon. Donald S. Russell, Judge of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Hon. James C. Cacheris, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.

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