TPF101
Trademark Forms, Filing & Prosecution Fundamentals

Course Description

TPF101 is a self-paced foundational course on trademark forms & filing, which transitions into an intermediate plan of study in trademark prosecution. Upon successful completion, students will have been taught substantial fundamentals in filing and prosecuting trademark applications worldwide. Provided is a core understanding of what trademarks are, familiarity with numerous trademark filing forms & procedures, as as well as pre-registration, registration and post registration processes.

 

TPF101MSP - $372.00

  • U.S. Trademark Forms, Filing & Prosecution Fundamentals Course
  • Approximate Total Duration: 12 hours

 


TPF101MSX - $472.00

  • U.S. Trademark Forms, Filing & Prosecution Fundamentals Course + Final Exam
  • Approximate Total Duration: 14 hours

Lesson 1: What Is A Trademark?

• Lanham Act

• Definitions

• What is a trademark?

- Coined / Arbitrary / Suggestive / Descriptive / Generic marks

- Standard Character / Special Form / Nontraditional marks

- Geographic marks / Collective and Certification marks

• Registration - where & when can a mark be registered?

- State vs. Federal

• Goods, Services & Classes

• Searching

• References

 

Lesson 2: Trademark Applications

• Flow Charts

• Basis for Filing

- Use in Commerce, Intent to Use, Paris Convention & Madrid Protocol

• Parts of an application

- Applicant / Owner of the mark

- Correspondence address

- Depiction of the mark

- Goods/Services

- Basis for Filing

- Specimen for use based applications

- Declaration

- Signature

- Filing fee

 

Lesson 3: Filing an Application

• Before You Start

• Application Information

• Filing The Application

• TEAS

• Initial Application Form

• TEAS Form

• TEAS - Signature

• TEAS Validation Page

• TEAS Text Form

• TEAS Signature Request

Lesson 4: Examination

• Filing Receipt

• Examination

- Types of Rejections

· Disclaimers

· Description of the mark

· Amending to Supplemental Register

· Secondary Meaning

• Responses

- Filing a Trademark Response

- Examiner Amendments

- Final Office Actions

· Options for Response

• Acceptance (Publication)

 

Lesson 5: ITU Prosecution

• Trademarks: Intent to Use (ITU)

• Amendment to Allege Use

- Before publication

• Notice of Allowance & Due Dates

• Statement of Use

- Extensions of time to file Statements of Use

• Divisional Applications

- Why, when and ramifications

 

Lesson 6: Registration and Post Registration

• Certificate of Registration

• Correcting Certificate of Registration

• Declarations under §§ 8 & 15

- Declaration of Use (§8)

- Declaration of Incontestability (§15)

• Application for Renewal under §§ 8 & 9

• Assignments

• Trademark History & Global Trends (courtesy of Thomson Reuters)

 

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