Practical Law will present a free 60-minute webinar addressing the upcoming amendments to the Trademark Rules of Practice and how they affect TTAB practice and procedure. The webinar will be broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 10, 1-2 p.m. EST. Registration here.

USPTO Seal

The program will cover:

* critical amendments to TTAB procedure.
* a discussion of the TTAB’s reasoning behind the amended rules.
* the TTAB’s expectations for compliance with the amended rules.
* a Q&A with senior representatives from the TTAB.

Presenters:

Cheryl Butler, Senior Counsel, USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board:
Cheryl Butler is Senior Counsel for TTAB Policy and Procedure and the TBMP Editor. Ms. Butler previously served as an Interlocutory Attorney and, prior to that, as a Trademark Examining Attorney. Ms. Butler received her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and her B.S. in Geosciences from the University of Arizona.

Michael Webster, Interlocutory Attorney, USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Michael Webster currently serves as an Interlocutory Attorney at the TTAB. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Webster was a Trademark Examining Attorney at the USPTO for over fifteen years. He is a graduate of Regent University School of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Robert Morris University.

Uli Holubec, Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law Intellectual Property & Technology (Moderator)
Uli Holubec joined Practical Law from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, where she was a senior associate and handled a variety of trademark and other intellectual property matters. Uli previously was an intellectual property attorney at White & Case LLP and an intellectual property litigation associate at Lieberman & Nowak, LLP.

Michael Chiappetta, Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law Intellectual Property & Technology (Moderator)
Michael Chiappetta joined Practical Law from Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC, where he was counsel focusing on trademark and copyright litigation. Previously, he was an entertainment litigation associate at Troop Meisinger Steuber & Pasich, LLP in Los Angeles.