With its prior editions a staple on the bookshelves of trademark litigators, this invaluable treatment of U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings (TTAB) is written by a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of trademark lawyers and specialists in the practice. A Legal Strategists Guide to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Practice combines legal expertise with practical insights on all facets of TTAB practice and procedure. It is an equally thorough yet concise up-to-date treatment of the procedural and substantive aspects of TTAB practice.
Chapter authors provide detailed and insightful commentary on each facet of Board practice, including inter partes proceedings (such as oppositions, cancellations, and concurrent use proceedings; ex parte appeals to the Board from refusals to register marks; disclosures and discovery; motion practice; presenting evidence at trial; the use of experts; briefs on final hearing and oral argument; appeals from final TTAB decisions; settlement, alternative dispute resolution, and accelerated case resolution; and critical ethical issues when practicing before the Board. In addition to useful practice tips and strategies, each chapter includes a valuable checklist of items that the practitioner should bear in mind during each stage of a Board proceeding.
This updated edition covers the relevant case law, including an informed discussion about the ramifications of the recent Supreme Court’s decision in the case of B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.