A Legal Strategist's Guide to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Practice

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American Bar Association, 2010 - Law - 403 pages
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This first-of-its-kind 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. It combines legal expertise with practical insights on all facets of TTAB practice and procedure, providing insightful commentary on each facet of Board practice, including inter partes proceedings; disclosures and discovery; motion practice; evidence and the use of experts; oral arguments; appeals; settlement and alternative dispute; and ethics. Each chapter includes a checklist of items that should be considered during each stage of a Board proceeding.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Types of Inter Partes Proceedings Before the Trademark
9
Amendments to Applications During Extension Requests
27
Special Considerations for Opposing Madrid
44
Possibility of Accelerated Case Resolution
51
Time Allowed for Discovery
59
Duties to Cooperate Search Records
82
United States Patent and Trademark Office
89
CHAPTER FIVE
197
Burdens of Proof
230
CHAPTER
237
Linguistic Experts
261
CHAPTER SEVEN
269
Oral Argument
282
CHAPTER EIGHT
289
Appeals to a Federal District Court
298

Standard Protective Order
95
CHAPTER FOUR
103
Motions Directed at Pleadings
111
Motions Directed to the Parties or Proceedings
118
Motions Directed to the Application or Registration
124
Timing Motions
140
Motions Directed to Argument or Decision
146
Checklists
177
CHAPTER NINE
313
CHAPTER
333
Examples of Successful Appeals
354
225
362
CHAPTER ELEVEN
371
Sanctionable Violations
379
Checklists
389
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