Trademark and Domain Name Developments (from Annual Virginia Intellectual Property Legal Institute 2021) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 08/31/2022

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A pre-recorded streaming AUDIO replay of one session from the October 2021 telephone seminar, 22nd Annual Virginia Intellectual Property Legal Institute.


This session covers the following trademark and domain name developments:

  • A Flood of Mark-Registration Applications Swamps the USPTO, Principally Fake Applications from China
  • The Trademark Modernization Act—Are the New Cancellation Procedures Worthwhile?
  • USPTO Failure-to-Function Refusals (Mainly) for Commonplace Phrases—Can You Overcome Them, and Where Are the Borders?
  • USPTO Aggressiveness in Finding Terms Generic—How Far This Has Gone, and How to Deal With It
  • Company Principals Applying for and Owning Company Marks—Permissibility, Practicality, and Pitfalls
  • Contributory Liability for Mark Infringement by Others—Can You Stop Infringements by Going After Landlords and Marketplaces?
 
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COURSE PLANNER AND FACULTY

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

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

Mr. Farmer 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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