Free TTABlog Webinar: “TTAB Update: Rules, Rulings and Ruminations” (Sept. 26th at Noon)

Yours Truly (John Welch) will present a webinar on recent TTAB developments on September 26th from 12 to 1 PM EST, sponsored by Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. “Admission” is free. Register here.

The webcast will emanate from the Federal Reserve Building in beautiful downtown Boston. Among the topics to be covered are the following:

  • Application of the 2017 TTAB rule changes.
  • The pending challenge to the constitutionality of Section 2(a)’s bar to registration of scandalous marks.
  • The expanding definition of genericness.
  • The probative value of evidence of third-party use and registration.
  • Payment of USPTO attorney fees in review by civil action.
  • Laches, abandonment, failure-to-function and functionality (utilitarian and aesthetic)

If you have questions, send them to me at jwelch @ wolfgreenfield dot com.