Trademark Attorney Eric Perrott will moderator a panel at the 32nd Annual International Property Law Conference that involves top USPTO officials, including Commissioner Denison and Chief TTAB Judge Rogers.

Session Name: Trademark: The USPTO Speaks: An Update from the USPTO and TTAB, Discuss Recent Rule and Practice Changes with Key US Patent and Trademark Office Officials

Description: Hear from key USPTO officials as they discuss the latest policy developments and updates in the practice before the USPTO and the TTAB. Commissioner for Trademarks, Mary Boney Denison, and Chief Administrative Judge Gerard F. Rogers (TTAB), and other key USPTO personnel will discuss recent TTAB rule changes (effective in January 2017). Topics to be discussed include, changes in USPTO fees, proposed methods to control “deadwood” on the Register, proposed rule changes relating to reviving abandoned applications, and the reasons for these changes and more. This is a must-attend event for trademark practitioners.

Moderator: Eric Perrott, Gerben Law Firm PLLC, Washington, DC

Speakers:

  • Mary Boney Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks, US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
  • Hon. Gerard F. Rogers, Chief Administrative Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Judge, US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA