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IP Basics Workshop in Trademark Law: Responding to an Office Action

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


This program will cover the basics of responding to an Office Action by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) relating to a pending trademark application. 

The panelists will a discuss series of topics, including:

  • Process for timely response;
  • The art of effectively communicating with Examining Attorneys;
  • Responding to formalities issues (e.g., goods/services descriptions, disclaimers);
  • Responding to substantive refusals (e.g., likelihood of confusion, descriptiveness);
  • Other strategies (e.g., letters of consent, Examiners' amendments).



Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):




Elizabeth Vincensi


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