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Thomas J. Hoffmann
LAW P 590
Seattle Campus

Graduate Intellectual Property Law Tutorial

Focuses on a specialized area of intellectual property law. Limited to students in the graduate program in intellectual property law and policy. Tutorial must be approved by the program director.

Class description

Advanced Trademark Practice

Advanced Trademark Practice is a tutorial. The Tutorial is 2 Credits based upon 10 pages of written work per credit.

A written assignment will be given each week and the will be sent by email to the professor by the following Monday for review prior to class.

Components are:

Evaluating a client’s website to identify trademark use and misuse and advise client on trademark protection strategy

Conducting due diligence and advising client regarding availability of a mark

Filing on-line US trademark application

Filing on-line Madrid Protocol application

Filing Statement of Use for a ITU application

Reporting to client US Office Action

Responding on-line to US Office Action

Maintenance of registrations including chain of title

Filing an opposition at TTAB

Advice on: Billing, reducing costs, bringing added value to the client relationship, differences between private and corporate trademark practices, making a living as a trademark attorney

There is no text book. The TWEEN system will be used for the class. The course will rely heavily on e-mail and use of the internet.

Students will be mentored comparable to a first year associate in a trademark practice.

Thomas J Hoffmann

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General method of instruction

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Class assignments and grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Thomas J. Hoffmann
Date: 03/14/2006