International Certificate Course: The Lifecycle of a Trademark - North America
Our comprehensive course is divided into six regional chapters, each dedicated to exploring the nuances of trademark registration in specific global regions:
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East
- North America
Guided by our expert member instructors, you'll navigate the process of securing and maintaining trademarks within these designated regions. Throughout each chapter, you can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the following topics:
- Preliminary Clearance: Grasp the crucial initial steps in assessing the feasibility of a trademark in your chosen region.
- Full Search: Conduct comprehensive searches to identify potential conflicts and risks associated with your mark.
- Costs: Explore the financial aspects involved in the trademark clearance process.
- Filing Efficiencies Offered by Regional Treaties: Learn about the benefits and efficiencies that regional treaties offer for trademark registration.
- Usage: Examine the significance of the mark's actual usage in the clearance process.
- Overcoming Objections: Strategize approaches to surmount objections and challenges during the clearance process.
- Renewals: Understand the procedures and requirements for renewing a trademark in the region.
- Protection: Appreciate the importance of safeguarding a registered trademark against infringement and unauthorized usage.
- Register User/Licensee: Explore the possibilities of registering users or licensees for your mark.
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Taylor English Duma LLP
Amanda Hyland is a partner at Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, where she chairs the firm’s trademark department and serves on the firm’s executive committee.
Ms. Hyland focuses on intellectual property and media enforcement and litigation, trademark clearance, and portfolio management. She represents numerous publishers, authors, influencers, and household brands in disputes and enforcement matters in courts around the United States, as well as at the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. She has twice been nominated for IP Litigator of the Year by Managing IP, and is ranked by Chambers, World Trademark Review, and numerous other institutions as a national expert in her field.
Gunn, Lee & Cave
Nick Guinn is a shareholder with Gunn, Lee & Cave, where he assists clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including litigation and prosecution. Nick prosecutes patent and trademark applications and routinely handles trademark proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to Gunn, Lee & Cave, Nick served as a law clerk to Chief United States District Judge Fred Biery of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
He is a practicing professor of intellectual property law and advanced legal writing, and he frequently speaks on intellectual property and litigation issues.
Reed Smith LLP
Katy Basile is a partner at Reed Smith LLP and in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. She is also a member of Reed Smith’s firmwide Pro Bono Committee and DEI Committee. Katy has been active in INTA for many years, and currently is a member, and a past national-Chair, of the INTA Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court committee.
Katy is highly regarded in her field. She began as a complex commercial litigator, went in-house handling trademarks and brands at Levi Strauss & Co. and Intel Corp., and returned to private practice in 2000. Katy continues in her long-standing role as primary outside counsel responsible for famous brands worldwide. She has extensive experience managing worldwide trademark clearance and prosecution, as well as domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has successfully used ADR proceedings to settle numerous trademark cases to her clients’ satisfaction. Katy has been recognized as a top professional in her field by a number of well-respected organizations including the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, Legal 500 US, Who’s Who Legal, and International Who’s Who. She was named one of the Top 250 Women in IP and an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property and A Woman of Influence by the San Jose Business Journal.
Beeson Skinner Beverly LLP
Brian is a founding partner of the firm and a registered patent attorney with over twenty years of experience advising clients on intellectual property matters in a wide variety of fields.
Brian's practice includes strategic counseling, domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and dispute resolution.
Brian also has considerable experience representing patent clients before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) and trademark clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
Working with a global network of foreign associates, Brian counsels clients on securing and safeguarding patents and trademarks in foreign markets and represents foreign companies seeking patent and trademark protection in the U.S.
- Beatriz Beserra, Daniel Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Brian Beverly, Beeson Skinner Beverly, LLP, Oakland, CA
- Liege Beschoren, Corsearch, Paris, France
- Barb Barron Kelly, Corsearch, New York, NY
- Abhilasha Nautiyal, Ira Law, New Delhi, India
- Tuvshinsaikhan Nanzaidorj, ATS PARTNERS, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- Tammy Terry, Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP, Houston, TX