Thomas J. Hoffmann
LAW P 590
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.
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.
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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